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Calling StealthNoodle! Help!

I think you've explained this before, but now I'm all muddled again.

What do these mean? Would a Japanese speaker associate these words due to their similar sounds, almost like puns or wordplay of some kind?

シン = Sin in Final Fantasy X, pronouned "Shin." The ... katakana? ... is phonetic.
神 = shin as in god, spirit, kami, shinto? (This is Kanji?)
死 = Shi, death? (This is kanji?)

And on top of all these is loaded the English meaning of "Sin."

Yes/no? Am I understanding, or am I conflating unrelated words because they sound similar to my ear?


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toolegittokit
Sep. 22nd, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
I thought "Shin" 新 meant "new" in Japanese...

As in, the Shin Megami Tensei series... which means New Goddess Reincarnation.
auronlu
Sep. 29th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
But sometimes anime titles are not translated literally into English.

Stealth_noodle is fluent in Japanese, see her comments on the dreamwidth version of this thread above for more info!
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