Saturday, September 3, 2011
The first of those, which we'll go over today is by using B sounds. Those are written with the addition of what looks like quotation marks to the kana for the H-family of sounds- ha-he-hi-fu-ho. (And we covered the Fu thing before.)
Ever wonder why the wee-est of the weeaboo call Vegeta "Bejita?" Well, because that's technically how it's spelled. On a more directly game-related subject, the Varia suit from Metroid? A mistranslation- it should be the Barrier Suit, which is painfully obvious looking at the Metroid II and Super Metroid artwork for Samus's armor with and without the Varia. It's another layer of armor, a barrier. When I started learning katakana this was one of those slap-myself-on-the-forehead moments- so obvious! Once you know what you're looking for, anyway.