Thread: Hazime Hazime?
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
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Re: Hazime Hazime?

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Joshua Reyer wrote: View Post
"Hazime" is an alternate romanization of "Hajime". There is no "zi" (zee) sound in Japanese.
Not sure that's what OP means, though, given how he phoneticized it (although I can't think of what else it would be), as I've always hear it pronounced with an even stress or the stress on the last syllable, not on the penultimate syllable as is more common in English. In any event, "hajime" typically means "begin" when used in a martial arts context.
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