Talk:Japanese yen

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Etymology section[edit]

I just had a go at improving the flow of this section as it was currently repeating itself re: the western transliteration of the word and the origin of the Y. I also cut back the further examples of the extra Y to three as to me it's just a sidenote and I felt listing five or six was needless. I hope people feel that section has better flow to it now. Feel free to shoot me down in flames if not. :-) ShizuokaSensei 11:11, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Concerning the romanization of the names with the extra "y" present, I've honestly never seen them before. I assumed that the y in yen was an artifact due to the sound, never part of any official system. anyone have confirmation on this? - Random reader 19:14, 01 Dec 2004 (CST)
It was once quite common. Compare, for example, Daniel Inouye. Nik42 02:55, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
See also the article on the now-defunct kana we brain 03:30, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm fairly sure that the term "yen" was first used to describe Western silver coins, particularly the Spanish Dollar, rather than cash coins or other old coins. Nik42 (talk) 22:52, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

The article says that "the actual pronunciation was e[n]". Do we have a source for this? Considering that the Mandarin cognate is written "yuan" and pronounced "üen", isn't it tempting to think that it actually was pronounced with a y? Rōnin (talk) 19:50, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
I am Japanese and the pronunciation is en. We don't add y sound when we pronounce the word. Oda Mari (talk) 05:00, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
I also live in Japan and I can second that: it is pronounced "e[n]"; however, the question is "the actual pronunciation WAS e[n]" ... WAS? I do not know when the pronunciation changed to something else. But if we are talking about the present, and you ever come to Japan, please tell in the foreign exchange counter "en kudasai" (yen please) "yen" will not be understood. Miguel.mateo (talk) 07:25, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
I would hope that someone working the foreign exchange counter WOULD understand the word "yen". It's not like it's that different in pronunciation from en.--75.92.61.32 (talk) 21:56, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Floating Yen?[edit]

I guess I fell for the practical joke. Specifically that line in the "Coins" section that states, '"The 1 yen coin is made out of 100% aluminum and can float on water if placed correctly. We tried every possible way to get the coins to float. They do not float. I suggest that someone take out that statement. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.61.20.206 (talk) 02:24, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Redirect needed[edit]

Please click on Yen (currency) and add exactly:

#REDIRECT [[Japanese yen]] {{R unprintworthy}}

Thank you. 159.178.75.145 (talk) 15:31, 14 January 2015 (UTC)