User talk:Keahapana/Archive 2

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How would you translate the following?


I currently have it as “Great Song Circle Internal Sequence First Master Zhou Tong True Line Tiger Shouting Golden Bell Exercise Build Secret Technique”. But I don't think it flows smoothly enough. It's rather choppy. (Ghostexorcist 07:23, 1 January 2007 (UTC))

Wow, that's a mouthful. First, some compounds to help parse it, with definitions from Lin Yutang (online) and DeFrancis (ABC):
gaoshou "a good hand, expert (in game)" and "ace; expert"
jinzhongzhao "(boxing) ability to remain unscathed in fighting an opponent; to scare off people by bragging or bluffing" and "magic ability to sustain the thrusts of sharp weapons on one's bare skin"
fuqi "accept inwardly; be convinced" and "feel things are fair; be convinced; practice Daoist breath control"
lianxing (no Lin Yutang, literally "refine/train shape/appearance") and "(Daoist) physical asceticism"
There's a grammatical break between the source "Great Song Inner Circle First Expert Zhou Tong's True Biography" and the method "Secret Technique of Tiger's Roar … (however you translate these three Daoist terms)", etc. Good luck. Keahapana 22:09, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


I have sent you an email on your gmail account. (Ghostexorcist 23:37, 21 March 2007 (UTC))


Excellent article for such a big topic, no doubt. The thing is interesting even from a mere philological point of view. The 申 phonetic series is intriguing: beside the s/d-n group, we also have k-n (坤) and -m (奄). I don't know what the philologists have to say about it. Would it be possible that 申 is "multivalent", to use Boodberg's term? I have no idea. Besides religion and philosophy, Shen is also a key term in traditional Chinese literary/art criticism. What a big topic! And what a nice job you've done! Cheers.--K.C. Tang 06:22, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Wahaha Danone joint venture

I just created this article on this very topical subject. The subject matter would make for a good featured article, so I am hoping to enlist your help to get it there qualitatively. Ohconfucius 02:56, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar of High Culture.png The Barnstar of High Culture
I would like to show my appreciation to you for creating so many wonderful articles, especially those related to Chinese and Japanese lexicography, by giving you this High Culture Barnstar. K.C. Tang 04:48, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Japan taskforces

In order to encourage more participation, and to help people find a specific area in which they are more able to help out, we have organized taskforces at WikiProject Japan. Please visit the Participants page and update the list with the taskforces in which you wish to participate. Links to all the taskforces are found at the top of the list of participants.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for helping out! •••日本穣?Talk to Nihonjoe 08:55, 7 August 2007 (UTC)


Hello, Keahapana. Could you help revising this article when you've got time (preferably with some Japanese references)? I think you're one of the very few here who has the expertise to do so. Cheers.--K.C. Tang 02:28, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I'd be glad to revise the article, particularly since it hardly makes sense unless one can read 漢文. I'll start after I finish adding some references to the Taoism/Daoism article. Best wishes. Keahapana 19:47, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
Wonderful work with your typical Gründlichkeit :). As to the Shangdi article, it seems that the whole thing is some person read a book titled God's Promise to the Chinese, was convinced, and created an account here to spread his belief. Such cases are not uncommon here. I've not read the book (and naturally I don't want to). The current Wiki policy seems to be that you can mention anything in an article as long as you have some published source. And honestly it doesn't hurt if that whole bulk of "More information" is reduced into one or two sentences. We can do that later when the enthusiasm is over. But no, Keahapana, never fight with a fanatic! At least not on Wiki. Cheers.--K.C. Tang 02:18, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Japanese scallion

Hi, I wonder if you know the answer to a question I left at the Reference Desk. Is the term "Japanese scallion" synonymous with "negi" and if so, why does Japanese scallion redirect to Allium chinense (ja:ラッキョウ) while negi redirects to Welsh onion (ja:ネギ). --Mathew5000 20:47, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I just put an answer on the Reference Desk. Best wishes. Keahapana 23:18, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks very much; I appreciate it. -Mathew5000 00:05, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Translation problem

A discussion is going on here regarding a suitable translation for "说岳全传." Perhaps you would like to take part, thanks. Aran|heru|nar 15:28, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for this link. I replied there. Keahapana 03:00, 14 October 2007 (UTC)


Hello. Regarding this edit, moving it so far down the page and removing the quote essentially negates the meaning of having it in the first place as it shows that Yamatai is just an old form of Yamato2. Also, it should be preferred to retain the quoted page number. Bendono 23:50, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Hello Bendono. I've noticed and appreciated your WP editing. Thanks for your quick response to my Yamatai edit, which I'll answer on Talk:Yamataikoku. Best wishes. Keahapana 01:43, 4 December 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 30 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Huangdi Yinfujing, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Gatoclass (talk) 13:27, 30 December 2007 (UTC)