July 13th, 2007

  • ausila

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I am working on a constructed language, and I am trying to come up with a unique way to express the time, duration and manner of actions. I was wondering (in a sort of broad sense) what unique methods are utilized in natural languages. I am already familiar with those of Japanese, Chinese, and a few European languages, all of which seem to be largely prepositional in their approach.



This is stupid, but I have to know...

George Takei played Mr. Sulu on Star Trek. I'm not a Trekkie, but assuming that, like Takei, Mr. Sulu is of Japanese heritage, how likely is "Sulu" for a Japanese name? The letter L doesn't figure into transliteration from Japanese, does it?
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