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Anatoli
Feb 3, 2008, 20:04
Please visit my List of Chinese exonyms for places in Japan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_exonyms_for_places_in_Japan

The interesting thing here is that most Japanese names are unrecognisable by the sound, due to the fact that the characters are read in Chinese Mandarin way. So Osaka becomes Daban, Nagasaki Changqi, etc.

I used Hanyu Pinyin with tone marks to romanise the Chinese pronunciation. (Japanese) is used when there is no 100% match between Hanzi/Kanji. Chinese traditional version is given in [], only the part, which is different.

Note that not all characters match in Chinese and Japanese or that Japanese characters can match either the simplified or traditional.

I am looking for someone who is interested in adding this in Japanese and Chinese Wikipedia (Hanyu Pinyin will not have much value in Chinese pages, IMHO).

Anatoli
Feb 9, 2008, 12:48
I also added this page recently:

List of Chinese exonyms for places in Russia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_exonyms_for_places_in_Russia

tokapi
Mar 8, 2008, 19:02
I have just created an account with wikipedia,will help you out on this project.

Anatoli
Mar 11, 2008, 13:33
Thanks for this, looking forward to your feedback.

Actually, I am now more interested in formatting and arranging the page properly but if you spot any typos, I would appreciate if you let me know before changing.

See my other pages (better formatted):

List of Chinese exonyms for places in Russia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_exonyms_for_places_in_Russia

English exonyms of Arabic speaking places
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_exonyms_of_Arabic_speaking_places

Cakeceramic
Jun 6, 2008, 17:47
I just have learned the katakana of Japanese. I just know some of the Japanese is similar to Chinese. But it has difference meaning. Some of the pronunciation is similar, too.

Anatoli
Jun 7, 2008, 19:05
Very good observation, thank you.

Anatoli
Oct 5, 2008, 14:15
Unfortunately, my article has been removed, you can view it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tenmei/Sandbox/List_of_Chinese_exonyms_for_places_in_Japan

It starts with a discussion but you can still see the contents.

grapefruit
Oct 7, 2008, 11:09
Unfortunately, my article has been removed, you can view it here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tenmei/Sandbox/List_of_Chinese_exonyms_for_places_in_Japan
It starts with a discussion but you can still see the contents.

Couldn't those who tried to delete the page have reacted different way if they hadn't seen the Chinese characters? If you look at only the Mandarin Chinese and Japanese of words, they are different! It's unfortunate. Having said this, I also understand the rational of deleting it, since it's not that hard to imagine the list expanding longer and longer with people's names, company names, etc.

Anatoli
Aug 3, 2009, 13:59
The article is alive, it's here:
List of Chinese exonyms for places in Japan (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Transwiki:List_of_Chinese_exonyms_for_places_in_Ja pan)