Japanese spelling
Thread poster: EctacoInc

Local time: 05:46
Jun 17, 2010

Dear colleagues!

We need some kind of help. Here we've got three Japanese words:

1. kongo:satta___こんごうさった___金剛薩埵___NPR (being: Supreme Being)
2. pin'in___ぴんいん___拼音___N (pinyin)
3. bo:toku___ぼうとく___冒瀆___N (blasphemy)

The only problem is they are spelled by old Chinese characters. The question is it possible to spell them in some other way by Japanese characters? Or maybe they can be replaced with some other words with the same meaning or something else?

Thanks in advance and best regards,



Glenn Anderson  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:46
Japanese to English
Spellings Jun 17, 2010

Hi there, Im not really sure, but...

1) This is the name of a deity, and these are the characters that are used to write the name (despite being old)

2) this is normally written in katakana ピンイン

3) you can use this simpler character: 冒涜

hope it helps!


esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:46
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Just two remarks Jun 17, 2010

Fomasuck wrote:

2) this is normally written in katakana ピンイン

Or mixed katakana/kanji: ピン音.

3) you can use this simpler character: 冒涜

Isn’t plain hiragana spelling (ぼうとく) preferred today?


D. B. Slavenskoj
Russian to English
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旧字体置換可能チェッカー Feb 12, 2012

Japanese old character replacement tool: http://www.hyuki.com/aozora/replace.cgi


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