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Japanese words that are romanized with ā or ē?

Recently, this peaked my curiosity. Are there any japanese words that, when romanized, contain an ā or ē? (I've seen many that contain ō and ū, and a select few with ī, but never any with ā/ē). If so, please give a few examples of both.

And then a sort of related question:

Everytime I see the name "Saaya" appear, it's written with the double a's rather than ā. Is it incorrect to romanize the name as Sāya?

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    In the traditional system for writing Japanese in English, called "Hepburn Romanization", long o and u were the only ones represented with a macron, or bar over the letter (as in ō and ū). In a modernized Hepburn system, you can have a macron over a long a or long e. I've never seen a long i with a macron, though. In the link below, there is a more thorough explanation of when you can use a macron and when you should not.

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  • 8 years ago

    I word romanized in Japanese can either be romanized with a macron (line over the top) or with double of that vowel, it doesn't matter

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 8 years ago

    Well met ! …

    Um,well,actually,it's the factors of Chinese.In traditional ceremonial Chinese,the Chinese phonetic alphabet is embraced by the term “syllables”,and the symbols above each letter of the alphabet are christened by the name of“tones”.people in China spell Chinese characters in this way using the syllables and the tones.

    e.g. nǐ hǎo viz. hello/ how do you do?

    Writing in Chinese characters is :“你好”.

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