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Old 04-05-2005, 07:19 AM   #17
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Yon/Shi and Nana/Shichi

So, what with the Japanese avoidance of 'shi' meaning 4, maybe the intentional use of 'shi' meaning 4 in shiho-nage makes it equivallent to 'death throw' in the Japanese mind

Just ruminating madness ...

PS In Yorkshire-go, we used to mispronounce shiho-nage as sheer-agony, in much the same way seiza was mispronounced as seizure.

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