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    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012


    Yeah. The pu-ryo combination is pretty unpronounceable.

    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2012

    There’s nothing phonotactically wrong with puryo, perfectly cromulent Japanese :) I’d just expect it to end up as Puraiotora regardless of its (English) pronunciation.


    There’s nothing phonotactically wrong with puryo, perfectly cromulent Japanese :)

    Isn’t he Ponyo’s little brother?

    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2012

    I haven’t seen that movie in a couple of years, but it is cutesy enough to be Ponyo-related :p


    Maybe it’s the Kamen Rider talking, but I keep misreading it as Putotyra.

    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012

    Well, I just had an interesting conversation with my mother about various things, and one of the topics covered wound up being how “Pryotra” would be pronounced.

    Pyo-to-ra is the more likely form. Pu-ri-o-to-ra is also possible. Pu-ryo-to-ra is not since the pu-ryo combination is too awkward to say (and doesn’t occur in Japanese, as far as my mother can recall).

    My mother’s reaction was really funny when I said “puryo” by the way. She just looked at me like I’d grown a third head and said “What?”

    Also, Pyo-to-ra comes out to mean something like “(bird sound) tiger”, so Pryotra, you shall forever be a chirping tiger in my mind.

    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2012



    I’ve so got to have that as the picture of my profile page.