Thu, 17 February 2011
First, my apologies to Casey for my butchering of Japanese pronunciations. You tried so hard and were so patience with me. I can hear you cringing now as you listen to this.
Second, I knew I would forget something and I did. We discussed the translation of Ayako and in particular translator Mari Morimoto's choice to use a faux rural accent for the Tenge family and the village residents. I remarked that it sounded faux Southern, but others felt it just sounded rural without any similarity to any particular regional accent. All of us, praised the wonderful job Ms. Morimoto did on Ayako.
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