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I was reading a list of feminine names....

from medieval Japan.  These are documented in a scholarly work on Japanese feminine names.

Inu is used as a girl's name.


I was amused.

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kmoaton
Jan. 20th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Maybe that's why some rabid fangirls turn Inu into a girl?
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
That one I cannot explain...LOL
kiramaru7
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
*giggles* So am I... They give it an alternate translation? *hopes there's not some poor long dead Japanese girls named "Dog* XD
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Nope. It means dog. I suspect it was thought of differently than we would think, though...LOL.
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langus_fiction
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
That explains the hair...
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
So what explains Sesshoumaru's hair? LOL.
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landofthekwt
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Aryndiel did write a story in the reason Sesshoumaru hated IY was that he had always wanted a sister.
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
Maybe it's all Inupapa's fault....
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madmiko
Jan. 20th, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)
Actually, one of the first things I heard when I got into "InuYasha" was that his name meant female dog demon. I'm wondering if that's where the idea came from.

And ... could you share some of those names? I'm needing to name some characters and I'm tired of my old lists.
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Sent you a PM...
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rya_kelley
Jan. 20th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
I believe I read somewhere that yasha refers to a female demon as well.
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Yashas (which start out in India as Yakshas) come in both male and female forms, I believe, although they are usually pictured in the iconography as male, though. One of the Buddhas has a group of 12 which are referred to as generals who are his body guard.
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landofthekwt
Jan. 20th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
In the interviews RT simply said it meant dog forest-spirit.
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Pretty much what it means.
luxken27
Jan. 20th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
I...

Hmm. I struggle to find a context in which naming your daughter "dog" is a good thing o.O
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Cultural differences.
landofthekwt
Jan. 20th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Maybe there is a Mary Sue Yasha

What! Inuyasha has a twin sister? Who transforms into a dog/dragon! And why is she playing matchmaker w/inu&kags? And what of her own messed up life? And what does Midoriko have to do with all of this? suggestions for the story open!
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
ROTF...
psyco_chick32
Jan. 20th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I hatehatehate people who "nickname" him Inu. Not like, in conversation, but in fics.
I mean, REALLY!?

*twitch* Same with "koinu," actually.
knittingknots
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Well, I never call him anything but InuYasha in fics, and constantly call him Inu in conversation...I guess I split the difference.
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