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What's TOKAI means in japanese..

 
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toneshun
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fun fact of the day:

TOKAI = East (or eastern) Sea

in regards to the TLR, it'll be something like..

Love (to) Rock, (from) the Eastern Sea

truly a loud and proud Asian guitar!
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beerslinger
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokay Gekko or Tokai Gakki?

http://www.discovery.com/exp/lizards/low_tokay.html











Tokay Gecko, Gekko gecko (Southeast Asia)
Unlike most lizards, geckos can typically vocalize,
with squeaks and shrill whistles. But the tokay
gecko of Southeast Asia also growls, hisses and
barks.

At more than a foot long, among the largest
geckos, the tokay is a remarkable climber. Able to
scale a sheer wall, the gecko can then take a
right-angle turn and perform an upside-down march
across a ceiling. The toes of these lizards are
outfitted with enlarged overlapping plates called
lamellae, which, in turn, are covered by thousands
of microscopic spatula-shaped prongs (setae) that
operate in a suction-like fashion in the absence of
adhesive.

Happily, a gecko has the anatomical wherewithal to
counteract this stick-to-itiveness when traversing
the floor, making it possible to flee oncoming
enemies.






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stevehollx
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does one properly pronounce "Tokai"?
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luis
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokai.
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toneshun
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beer, how did u find THAT? u into reptiles? =-p

anyways, japanese pronunciation of the 't' is similar to 'd' if in the case of 'tokai'..so the japs usually say 'doukai' with a short 'kai' sound..hard to explain in a post like this =-)
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TommyR
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe I'm getting into this...Japanese language is very syllabised and there isn't any differentiation between pronunciation - ie in english we could have the words 'tonight' and 'tone' and the 'to' sounds are quite different. In Japanese, this isn't so.

Anyway,

It's 'to' as in toe-nail
& 'kai' as in Cai-ro

Do I win a prize?
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