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    Language Question

    Post by Co10Broek on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:11 pm

    So I've finally started reading Daigo Sensei's Kodokan Throwing Techniques.
    So far I'm learning a great deal. I am stumbling over one nitpicky word.  Each technique has several subdivisions which start with the word "Sono" followed by what ever number it is.
    What is the appropriate translation for "Sono?"
    From the context at first I thought it was variation. But toward the end of the techniques I've read so far there are notes about the history of the technique.  So would a better translation be "point" or "item"?

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    Re: Language Question

    Post by afulldeck on Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:09 pm

    I too would be interested in the exact translation. That said, I took sono to mean 'that' variation or the variation "closest to that' example....

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    Re: Language Question

    Post by NBK on Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:51 pm

    Not seeing the context, I'll keep it general.

    kono x = this x (thing, object, whatever) close at hand
    sono x = that x "  " over there, away from me but close to you
    ano x = that x "    " way far over there / far from both of us

    In the context of such a text, it usually goes something like:
    Technique A
    - Mod 1 (That is, #1 / Sono 1....)
    - Mod 2 (That is, #2 / Sono 2...)

    that make sense?


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    Re: Language Question

    Post by BillC on Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:18 pm

    NBK wrote:kono x = this x (thing, object, whatever) close at hand

    So then ... the original Kono was the loco boy closest at hand?

    And ... just personally Miss Park suits my aesthetic sense better ... to cast a vaguely Asian/Polynesian actor in LA, a Korean is usually the closest at hand?

    Yeah, McGarrett never said "book 'em Kono" ... which is probably why they both quit.

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    Re: Language Question

    Post by aspenrebel on Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:08 am

    kono kuko koko ni.

    This Airport here.
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    Re: Language Question

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:51 pm

    A few simple Japanese sentences:

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