Eiyo (詠唱)

Japanese term or phrase:Eishoo
English translation:Chant
Entered by: inesrubio (X)

09:48 Feb 18, 2004
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino / RPG
Japanese term or phrase: Eiyo (詠唱)
Eiyo (詠唱) of a charm in a RPG.

Is this the effect of the charm?
inesrubio (X)
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5 +1chant
jsl (X)
4Aria (air, melody or tune)
Kurt Hammond



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Aria (air, melody or tune)

This is pronounced "eishou" and is 'aria' in English.I found this word in a dictionary.

It is not the effect of a charm but the charm itself. In this case the charm is probably an enchanting song with magical connotations?

In English,'aria' means an 'air, melody or tune' , as in a solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment, as in an opera.

A Japanese 広辞苑dictionary confirmed that 'aria' is a synonym for 詠唱 .

    Reference: http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dicti...
Kurt Hammond
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"詠唱" is normally "chant". BTW, the pronunciation of "詠唱" is "eishoo" (えいしょう), not "eiyo".

    Reference: http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/%7emizuta/mame.htm
    Reference: http://www.nunochu.com/bible/debut/03_sanei.html
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agree  dosanko: I believe in the context of fantasy, it refers to the incantation or act of invoking a spell through a vocal chant. e.g. see description of this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5iEsWzj30U&feature=related
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