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Old 08-07-2004, 04:33 PM   #13
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Re: Waka Sensei question

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Christopher Li wrote:
I get slightly more hits on Google for "big" than for "okina", which is usually a fair indicator of usage (Aiki News in Japanese uses "big"). Also, Sokaku Takeda used the kanji "dai", which implies a kind of precedent for that usage. OTOH, Gozo Shioda used "old" ("ro") when writing about Ueshiba in "Aikido Jinsei".

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Chris
An added note to my own post - I checked to make sure, and Kisshomaru Ueshiba seems to have used "big" ("dai"), which is fairly convincing to me.

Best,

Chris

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