Monday, December 8, 2008

Chants, kinship terms and special effects

This week I've got some Buddhist terminology, a kinship term that also functions as queer slang and a contraction that became a term not only for a cinematic technique but for a genre of entertainment.

So here you are:

darani (dhāranī) 陀羅尼

onêsama (big sister) お姉様 or お姉さま

tokusatsu (special effects) 特撮

That's it for now, I past my lunchtime and an getting hungry.

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