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Old 05-07-2006, 06:00 AM   #2
Amelia Smith
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Dojo: Martha's Vineyard Aikido Club
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Re: Capital letters in Aikido, Budo, Uke etc

Hi Hanna,

I don't think it's correct to capitalize foreign words in English, if they would not be capitalized for some other reaon. Traditionally, non-English words would have been written in italics, i.e. ukemi, but as soon as the word becomes an accepted part of the English language, it should be written just like any other word. On the internet, people often use capitalization to stress a word, because it's easier than using italics or underlining, but technically that's not correct.

I should check back and see if I've fallen into the trap of Over-Capitalizing on these pages!

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