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Old 12-25-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2009
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Re: O-Sensei a Shinto Priest?

Alejandro Villanueva wrote: View Post
So you believe "shinto" is an English term? Or that English is a "phonetic language"? LOL
Oh no, I don't think Shinto is English. It comes from the characters "shin" and "tao" I believe English is phonetic and does its best to phonetically spell out those non-English characters.

Please reference my source for why I chose to spell it the way I did. Also the book "A Life In Aikido" by Kisshomaru Ueshiba used this spelling,so forgive my ignorance if people are angered by simple phonetic spellings.

In the end I think it is the difference between the word "gray" and "grey"

Last edited by RED : 12-25-2009 at 06:25 PM.

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