Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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Another mystery solved! ...sort of

So remember when I was talking about peaches and "momo-iro" and stuff? kabochan and kurosaki_koi expressed an interest in finding out why "ao" can mean blue or green, so I tried asking our Japanese penpal. And yesterday, we got an answer. His answer seems to be more of a theory than a definitive one, but it seems pretty good.

And what is that answer? "Ao" is easier to say than "midori." He also pointed out that "ao," or the kanji for it anyway, doesn't only refer to a color, but also has the image of "youth" and "safety." From that we gather that, as for "aoi" leaves, they're young and fresh, and as for "aoi" traffic signals, they mean it's safe to go.

And there you have it.


Most of these apply to both of us. We thought about adding (we) next to all the I's, but then it would be harder for people to copy and paste.

Did you know...

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Dishwashers (BYU Morris Center)
2. Assistant costumers (Glendale Centre Theatre)
3. Store Operations Cashier (Disneyland) (just me)
4. Manga translators (freelance)

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Tarzan
2. The Emperor's New Groove
3. Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy
4. Fantasmic! (technically not a movie, but we could still watch it a million bazillion times)

Four places I have lived:
1. Glendale, CA
2. Provo, UT
3. Clovis, CA
4. Hollywood, CA

Four shows I love to watch:
1. Danny Phantom
2. Justice League: Unlimited
3. Teen Titans
4. 8 Simple Rules

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Disneyland
2. Provo, UT
3. Disneyland
4. Disneyland

Four websites I visit daily:
1. www.anime-expo.org
2. www.livejournal.com
3. forums.togenkyo.org
4. beta.sluggy.com

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pizza
2. Mozzarella sticks
3. Curly fries
4. Ice cream

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Disneyland!!!!!
2. Walt Disney World
3. Tokyo Disneyland
4. Tokyo Disneysea

Four friends who I have tagged that I think will respond
1. baranoneko
2 maybe pudges
3. more_dragoncelt
4. maybe kurosaki_koi



Tadah!

Tonight I'm thankful for getting our bills paid, having a new deadline, having a penpal who's willing to answer weird questions about the Japanese language, Kingdom Hearts II coming out tomorrow, and having a ride to a video game store.
Tags: japanese stuff, memes
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