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Post Reply In this case, "bachi" doesn't mean "bee".
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Posted 2/16/10

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ginchio wrote:
I agree with shimoko, it's same as kuroshitsuji
hitsuji (alone) = butler
kuro = Black
and if they were together they will be kuroshitsuji
i learned that from sebastian...he always say "akuma de hitsuji desu kara" (i am one hell of a butler)
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Oh wow! I've never watched it, but if he really says "hitsuji" and not "shitsuji", he might speak "Edo-kotoba" (Edo (= old name for Tokyo) dialect)!
One of its charasteristics is べらんめえ調 (beranmee-chou) which means confusing similar sounds with others. Wikipedia gives these examples:
* /si, sy/ and /hi, hy/:
higashi (East) -> shigashi, hito (a person) -> shito, shichiya (pawn shop) -> hichiya, shiohigari (shell gathering) -> hioshigari/hiyoshigari, shitsuji (butler) <-> hitsuji (sheep)
* other words that are said a bit different from the usual:
tenugui (small towel) -> tenogoi/tengoi, oyuyasan (master of a bathhouse) -> oiyasan

I like the name Letter Bee better than the Japanese one, Tegami Bachi. It just seemed so mysterious, like, why is it letter B that it focuses on? In Japanese, you really don't have to wonder what it's all about.

I'm sorry, my mother tongue isn't English. Dakara, watasi no hetana eigo wo o-yurushi kudasai. m(_ _)m


wow...i've Never met someone Speaks japanese that much >3<
Anyways...Thanks for the information,they are really helpful to me because i'm trying to learn japanese without a teacher,that sounds kinda stupid,Haha
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cool ;D what if theres other groups like the wasps, hornets, etc.
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Posted 4/23/10 , edited 4/23/10

Shimoko wrote:

Bachi (As its own word) = Punishment; Retribution; Judgement
Hachi = Bee
Tegami = Letter
Tegami Bachi (Letter + Bee) = Letter Bee


Perhaps you're right, but I think it has more to do with the grammar / writing system...
Hachi = はち
but if you add a 'tenten' to the first letter, it becomes:
Bachi = ばち
Japanese people sometimes add 'tentens' to the first letter of the words that comes after another word if they are put together.
Example: Kuchi = mouth / opening. & the word for 'exit' is: Deguchi.
That word is made up of two words that are put together, namely: 'de' and 'kuchi', but notice that
the second word, 'kuchi', is changed to 'guchi' when it comes after another word that it is paired with, because if you add a tenten to the first letter of the word: 'kuchi' (くち), you get 'guchi' (ぐち).
There are various other examples, this is just one that easier to grasp.
That's my take on why 'Hachi' became 'Bachi' when paired with the word Tegami.
I could be wrong, so correct me if anyone disagrees


pallomakkara wrote:

Oh wow! I've never watched it, but if he really says "hitsuji" and not "shitsuji", he might speak "Edo-kotoba" (Edo (= old name for Tokyo) dialect)!
One of its charasteristics is べらんめえ調 (beranmee-chou) which means confusing similar sounds with others. Wikipedia gives these examples:
* /si, sy/ and /hi, hy/:
higashi (East) -> shigashi, hito (a person) -> shito, shichiya (pawn shop) -> hichiya, shiohigari (shell gathering) -> hioshigari/hiyoshigari, shitsuji (butler) <-> hitsuji (sheep)
* other words that are said a bit different from the usual:
tenugui (small towel) -> tenogoi/tengoi, oyuyasan (master of a bathhouse) -> oiyasan

I like the name Letter Bee better than the Japanese one, Tegami Bachi. It just seemed so mysterious, like, why is it letter B that it focuses on? In Japanese, you really don't have to wonder what it's all about.

I'm sorry, my mother tongue isn't English. Dakara, watasi no hetana eigo wo o-yurushi kudasai. m(_ _)m


Nice info on dialect!
Pretty interesting stuff, though I never heard of that dialect :D
Ya learn new things everyday

And just to let you know, I don't know why that person you're replying said that
sebastian said "aku made hitsuji desu kara", because when I watch, I clearly hear "Shitsuji.
Here's a clip of him saying it (if you're interested): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f0SD2Z0DL0
Maybe it's just me? but I hear Shitsuji ^^;;
It'd be weird if he said Hitsuji... he's not a sheep
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idk why some ppl here even have the smallet doubt that bachi doesnt mean bee.
Bachi means bee because thats what the author named it , i thing the creator is the one who is right and its up to him to put a tittle so if the translation sais bee then its bee!
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Posted 6/29/10
but doesnt hachi also mean ''bee''? O.o
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hachi..bachi...
shh...
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Quarkboy wrote:


Skitzokitty wrote:

Bee's are friendlier than wasps in my experience of being chased by multiple wasps. Wasps don't die when they sting you Bee's however die.


That's exactly the point, good observation.

When a bee stings you, it leaves a bit of themselves, their stinger, inside of you, and then they die.

That's just like the Letter Bees in Tegami Bachi, leaving a bit of their heart every time they shoot a shindan.


how cool is that I never would have realized good thinking.
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