So, been trying to find out whether Dio says "Tokiyo Tomare" or "Toki wo Tomare"

#1Rimmer_DallPosted 9/11/2008 3:16:07 AM
I've been taking Japanese enough to read hiragana now, so I typed both variations (in hiragana) into babelfish and got the exact same result ("The time stop". lol engrish). Anyway, the kana "wo" can also be pronounced "o", which leads me to believe the correct way to romanize it is "Tokiyo Tomare" no matter whether the "yo" or "wo" kana is used.
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#2Atomic FuthumPosted 9/11/2008 9:06:20 AM
Since 'Toki' is 'time' instead of 'Tokiyo'; it should be "Toki wo Tomare".
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#3Rimmer_Dall(Topic Creator)Posted 9/11/2008 11:58:13 AM

Atomic Futhum | Posted 9/11/2008 6:06:20 PM (#002)
Since 'Toki' is 'time' instead of 'Tokiyo'; it should be "Toki wo Tomare".


That's not quite how Japanese works...
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#4Rimmer_Dall(Topic Creator)Posted 9/11/2008 12:49:21 PM
Anyway, the Japanese MUGEN wiki page has the "yo" kana used. That's as close to proof as I'll get until my Japanese improves.

http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=timestopkw8.jpg
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#5Atomic FuthumPosted 9/12/2008 9:47:35 AM
"Toki wo tomare"= "The time is stopped" or "The time stops" not just "Stop time!"

My portuguese-japanese* dictionary says that the "wo" is a "Direct object marker, that identifies the object acted upon".

*(i`m brazillian, so yeah)
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#6Rimmer_Dall(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2008 12:41:53 AM
But fact remains that I get results when using "yo", but none while using "wo". All I'm missing is a raw scan of the manga. Could you check your dictionary to see if "yo" means anything as a suffix?
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#7Rimmer_Dall(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2008 3:16:46 AM
Oh, also, could you check if the "w" would be pronounced if it were "wo"? Because I know it's often silent.
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#8Rimmer_Dall(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2008 4:16:36 AM
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#9Rimmer_Dall(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2008 4:17:36 AM
After a bit of searching around, I've found that "yo" is mostly used emphasize a command. So "Tokiyo Tomare" would become roughly "Stop, time!". However, it's supposed to be used at the end of a sentence, I think, so I'm not sure.
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