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

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User Info: Rimmer_Dall

Rimmer_Dall
9 years ago#1
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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Atomic Futhum
9 years ago#2
Since 'Toki' is 'time' instead of 'Tokiyo'; it should be "Toki wo Tomare".
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Rimmer_Dall
9 years ago#3

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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Rimmer_Dall
9 years ago#4
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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Atomic Futhum
9 years ago#5
"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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Rimmer_Dall
9 years ago#6
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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Rimmer_Dall
9 years ago#7
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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Rimmer_Dall
9 years ago#8
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Rimmer_Dall
9 years ago#9
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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