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Old 2009-05-30, 08:50   Link #2841
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people, what is hallowed ground?
Hallowed -adjective

regarded as holy; venerated; sacred: Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.

Basically, a hallowed ground is a place that people think is holy in some way. It can be a church or other religious site, or can be used a bit more figuratively to describe a place that people feel is important. A history buff might think a historical monument is hallowed ground and a music fan might think a famous concert hall is hallowed ground. Literally it refers to a place that is worshiped for whatever reason. As the word ground implies, what's holy is the place itself, either because of what happens there regularly or what happened in the past. Generally people who think some place is hallowed will be very displeased if "inappropriate" things are done in or to the place. Inappropriate depends on the context.
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Old 2009-05-30, 12:14   Link #2842
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Don't they usually say that in church as well? "Hallow thee by name?"
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Old 2009-05-30, 13:16   Link #2843
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Correct me if I am wrong but when it comes to names like Felli/Feri & Lind/Rind, was it there intention to have it come out as Lind/Felli but were unable to cause of the not having L in the Japanese language so they use R as the next closest thing? and brought it as close as they could, Becasue surly if they had wanted them to sound and be R's they could have like Rukia or Renji and then when they were done in English they were able to bring them the rest of the way?
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Old 2009-05-30, 20:33   Link #2844
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Don't they usually say that in church as well? "Hallow thee by name?"
That was one of the examples in the definition I copy-pasted. Hallowed be Thy name. God's name (and everything else about Him) is holy, sacred, venerated.
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Old 2009-05-31, 00:46   Link #2845
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Correct me if I am wrong but when it comes to names like Felli/Feri & Lind/Rind, was it there intention to have it come out as Lind/Felli but were unable to cause of the not having L in the Japanese language so they use R as the next closest thing? and brought it as close as they could, Becasue surly if they had wanted them to sound and be R's they could have like Rukia or Renji and then when they were done in English they were able to bring them the rest of the way?
IMO, yeah, that's what happened.
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Old 2009-05-31, 15:22   Link #2846
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IMO, yeah, that's what happened.
Ah, and by the way the names of Ah! My goddess characters are primarily based off some mythological names. (I forgot, but when I do look it up I will post it here). Belldandy was actually supposed to have the pronounciation of Velldandy, but I guess Fujishima decided upon the context.
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Old 2009-05-31, 15:55   Link #2847
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I know Lind was based of a Viking from Norse Mythology named Rindo, if that helps.
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Old 2009-05-31, 18:55   Link #2848
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Correct me if I am wrong but when it comes to names like Felli/Feri & Lind/Rind, was it there intention to have it come out as Lind/Felli but were unable to cause of the not having L in the Japanese language so they use R as the next closest thing? and brought it as close as they could, Becasue surly if they had wanted them to sound and be R's they could have like Rukia or Renji and then when they were done in English they were able to bring them the rest of the way?
The first part of your conclusion is correct, but I'm not quite too sure what you're trying to get at in your comparison with the two Bleach characters. If you see names that are translated from Japanese into English with 'l's in them, then there are usually a few reasons for this:

1.) The translators (into English) discovered that the original Japanese name was based off a foreign word that is pronounced with any sort of alveolar approximate that could be confused in Japanese, so they write it the way it would be in English.

2.) An official Japanese website of a original character from a series could have the character's name written in the foreign language (for example, I believe I saw Horo from Spice and Wolf spelled as Holo on the official Spice and Wolf website, but, of course, the Japanese was pronounced "Horo").

3.) Sometimes if you're watching fansubs, the subbers will try and make sense of a name transliterated into Japanese from other languages and may choose to spell it in a certain way, but this isn't necessarily indicative of the way it's meant to be spelled. At times, however, the name may simply be made up, except written in katakana, so it may simply be an aesthetic choice on the part of the translation.

As for your comparison of Rukia and Renji, Rukia is written in katakana, so I'm not exactly sure where the decision to use the 'r' came from (either from subs, which possibly carried into the official dub, or other reasons unbeknownst to me), but Renji is written in kanji, so most of the time it's written with an 'r'.

Hope that helps.
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Old 2009-05-31, 23:14   Link #2849
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Another method is by asking the creator/writers, etc., themselves. For example the character Larva from Vampire Princess Miyu was difficult for translators because of the "r/l" and "v/b" sounds. They asked the author directly to resolve the issue, but humorously enough even the author didn't have a firm answer. Eventually the name Larva was settled on for the English translation.

^ The above is paraphrased from liner notes in my VHS copy of the OVA btw.
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Old 2009-06-01, 07:08   Link #2850
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I know Lind was based of a Viking from Norse Mythology named Rindo, if that helps.
Yeah it was Norse Mythology that all of the goddesses were named after.
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Old 2009-06-01, 17:24   Link #2851
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people, what is hallowed ground?
For most Americans, the concept of "hallowed ground" is first introduced somewhere late in elementary school when most of us read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Lincoln tells the assembled crowd that they, the living, "cannot hallow" the ground on which the Battle of Gettysburg was fought just a few months before. "The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract."
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Old 2009-06-05, 13:13   Link #2852
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About Reputation system, when you receive rep the amounts you get given vary and I was curious, how does your status affect the amount of rep you can give people at a time?
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Old 2009-06-05, 13:48   Link #2853
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About Reputation system, when you receive rep the amounts you get given vary and I was curious, how does your status affect the amount of rep you can give people at a time?
You have no direct control over the amount of points per rep award. They are fixed by the amount of rep you yourself have. As you accumulate your own points, you "level up" in the power of each rep you can give another.

Someone with one green dot hits for 1 point, someone with six green dots smashes for 6 points (or something like that).

As others have joked "With great power comes great responsibility" so as you grow into 3 or more dots, you tend to get more careful about lobbing kisses or bombs.

There are all kinds of brakes in the system to reduce manipulation of scores. For example, once you rep someone's post - you can't rep that poster again until a certain amount of time has passed and/or you've repped other people enough. You can also give out too much rep and be put in rep "time out" for 24 hrs.
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Old 2009-06-05, 14:00   Link #2854
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You can also give out too much rep and be put in rep "time out" for 24 hrs.
10 rep over a period of 24h I believe.
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Old 2009-06-08, 01:58   Link #2855
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is there anyway to search for songs by name/album on Winamp. ~_~
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Old 2009-06-08, 02:44   Link #2856
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Quick question. What does it mean when a user has a plus sign next to their name at the bottom of a page?
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Old 2009-06-08, 02:59   Link #2857
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Quick question. What does it mean when a user has a plus sign next to their name at the bottom of a page?
It means you have them in your contac/friend list.
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Old 2009-06-08, 02:59   Link #2858
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Quick question. What does it mean when a user has a plus sign next to their name at the bottom of a page?
It means they are on your Friends list.
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Old 2009-06-08, 03:08   Link #2859
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It means they are on your Friends list.
Actually, you can have them as a contact (no friend request) and they will still show up with the + mark. Of course, they will all end up on the same list, but still.

Not sure if a rejected friendship will still show the mark, though.
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Old 2009-06-08, 03:31   Link #2860
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can i change my user name to DRAGUN H.E.X.?,
I think you can. Just request for it at the username change thread in the forum feedback section
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