グレイケン, グイレイケン

00:39 Dec 31, 2004
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Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Names (personal, company)
Japanese term or phrase: グレイケン, グイレイケン
These 2 names appear in a document. I believe the 2nd one グイレイケン is a typo, and these are both supposed to be the same person.
At any rate, if someone can propose readings for both of these i would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks.
conejo
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Summary of answers provided
3Graiken
jsl (X)
2Okinawan name
Will Matter


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Okinawan name


Explanation:
I'm not sure, but both of these closely resemble some Okinawan names that i've seen, for example, "Gushiken". Also, the use of Katakana would seem to make sense since quite a few Okinawan names don't use kanji. I'll see if i can find some additional info to back this up. HTH.

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Graiken


Explanation:
from the name of a ship, used in a novel by William Hope Hodgson, "The Finding of the Graiken".


    Reference: http://shigekujira.hp.infoseek.co.jp/north/hodgson_yorunokoe...
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