Séthe ♥ (sca_sethe) wrote in linguaphiles,
Séthe ♥

Translating Names

 For Japanese, I've noticed that American actors and actresses (and I assume, all those that are not written in Japanese, for that matter) are all put in katakana. Is this always true? A friend of mine said that that they, instead, tend to mesh the first and last name of the names: like, Brad Pitt, would be Brappie (which she said out loud, search me for the actual romanji  to that XP) or is that just for a select few?

Furthermore, is it considered unacceptable to configure your name into kanji? I've seen this done, but I've assumed that it's just for the aesthetic appeal of seeing your name written in full kanji, rather the katakana sounds. And/Or does it present itself as misleading to your origin?

Thank you for your time :)
Tags: japanese

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