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Okay, after seeing that both me and Q-chan have "differences" in translation (because we're both doing it at the same time using different sources!)... And seeing that I don't have much info about this, except the ones from the games... I want to use this topic to talk about "Haruka Jargons"... ^^

(Jargon = The specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work, profession, etc., as of sportswriters or social workers: a somewhat derogatory term, often implying unintelligibility.)

In here, I'm asking you all to contribute, whether to contribute a jargon, or word, or phrase, or whatever connected to Haruka that people should know to understand the series better. And you can contribute explanations about these things. Those of you who are better informed, please please please contribute! ^^ We will discuss these jargons, and I will put the list here (on the 1st post of this topic).

If there's any mistake, please don't hesitate to tell me! And, the list should be added to the manga pages translated by both me and Q-chan. It can be a notepad .txt file (included in the zip file), or it can be a whole new page at the back of each chapter/volume. It will help others who are reading the manga to understand. ^^ The more jargons we have, the better! So please people, start finding them!!!!

LIST of Haruka Jargons :

001. Hachiyou = 八葉 = Eight Leaves, a group of specially chosen men who act as the Miko's protectors.

002. Miko = Priestess. Miko (巫女 = "Shrine Maiden") is a Japanese term that anciently meant "female shaman, shamaness; medium; prophet, priestess" who conveyed divine oracles, and currently means "shrine maiden; virgin consecrated to a deity" who serves at Shinto shrines.

003. Oni = (鬼) Creatures from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls.

004. Ryuujin no Miko = Priestess of the Dragon God (Miko = Priestess, Ryuu = Dragon), a legendary figure who possesses the power of the gods, who has come to save Kyō from the ambitions of the Oni Clan.

005. Ten = Heaven

006. Chi = Earth

007. O-Fuda = O-fuda (御札) is a gofu (護符) or a talisman issued by Shinto shrine. It may also be called shinpu (神符). It is made by inscribing the name of a kami, the name of Shinto shrine, or a representative of kami on a strip of paper, wood, cloth, or metal. O-fuda in Japanese folklore and works of fiction such as in modern manga and anime, has a more specific appearance and meaning. In this context an o-fuda is a small piece of paper that has holy or magical spells, symbols or writing written on it, either by a powerful priest, sorcerer, or miko. An o-fuda is usually a talisman or even an outright weapon against those with evil or harmful intent such as demons or oni. The exact interpretation varies depending on the author or artist.

008. Seiryuu = Azure Dragon, one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. It is sometimes called the Azure Dragon of the East. In Japan, the Azure Dragon (Seiryuu) is one of the four guardian spirits of cities and is said to protect the city of Kyoto on the east. The west is protected by the White Tiger, the north is protected by the Black Tortoise, and the south is protected by the Vermilion Bird,and in the center is protected by the Yellow Dragon.

009. Suzaku = Vermilion Bird, one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. It represents the fire-element, the direction south, and the season summer correspondingly. Thus it is sometimes called the Vermilion Bird of the South, also known as Suzaku in Japan.

010. Byakko = White Tiger, one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. It is sometimes called the White Tiger of the West, and it represents the west and the autumn season, a mythological guardian of the west.

011. Genbu = Black Tortoise, one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. The word for "tortoise" was taboo; and the entire entity is not just the tortoise itself, but both the tortoise and the snake. It is sometimes called the Black Warrior of the North, and it represents the north and the winter season. Although its name is often translated as Black Tortoise in English, it is usually depicted as both a tortoise and a snake, specifically with the snake coiling around the tortoise.

012. Onryo = Vengeful ghosts.

013. Element = Japan's concepts of the five elements are heavily influenced by Buddhism. The Chinese five elements are called gogyō (五行), and the Indian five elements are called godai (五大). The five elements are, in ascending order of power, 地 (chi or tsuchi) = Earth, 水 (sui or mizu) = Water, 火 (ho, ka or hi) = Fire, 風 (fū or kaze) = Wind, and 空 (kū) = This last is usually translated as "void" when referring to the elements, but refers to "sky" in most other contexts, and is therefore sometimes translated as "Heaven". Sometimes a sixth element is added, representing Consciousness, or 識 (shiki).

014. Elemental Force / Attribute = There are 8 elemental forces or attributes in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de. Each comes from a specific element. The element EARTH has 2 attributes = "Earth" and "Mountain". The element WATER has only 1 attribute = "Water" itself. The element FIRE also has only 1 attribute = "Fire". The element WIND has 2 attributes = "Wind" and "Thunder". The element of HEAVEN has 2 attributes = ""Heaven" and "Swamp".

List of Hachiyou and their elemental forces/attributes and position (taken from my game group) :

















Added - from noeltnq :

015. Shihou no fuda (四方の札) = Shihou (四方): every direction; four directions + fuda (札) 1: token; label; 2: ticket; card; 3: charm; talisman => shihou no fuda: talisman of four directions.

016. Onmyouji (陰陽師) = Diviner; sorcerer; yin-yang master.

017. Kikyou (桔梗) = Chinese bellflower; Platycodon grandiflorum. Yasuaki was born from this flower ^^






Some descriptions/explanations are taken from Wikipedia ^^, some are from the game guides.

Please contribute! We need more... >.<



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1.Deifinition for Shihou no fuda (四方の札) from dictionary:
shihou (四方): every direction; four directions
fuda (札) 1: token; label;
2: ticket; card;
3: charm; talisman
=> shihou no fuda: talisman of four directions
2.Onmyouji (陰陽師) diviner; sorcerer; yin-yang master
3.Kikyou (桔梗) Chinese bellflower; Platycodon grandiflorum

Yasuaki was born in a mansion full of this flower ^^
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noeltnq wrote:

1.Deifinition for Shihou no fuda (四方の札) from dictionary:
shihou (四方): every direction; four directions
fuda (札) 1: token; label;
2: ticket; card;
3: charm; talisman
=> shihou no fuda: talisman of four directions
2.Onmyouji (陰陽師) diviner; sorcerer; yin-yang master
3.Kikyou (桔梗) Chinese bellflower; Platycodon grandiflorum

Yasuaki was born from this flower ^^


thank you! ^^
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