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Kill Bill - Wrong Language on Okinawa
as uma thurman as "the bride" travels to okinawa and enters a sushi bar, the cook talks to his pal in proper standard-japanese, but in okinawa a quite different language, called 'ryukyuan', is spoken, although it's in japan.
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 06-04-2004 and Reviewed By: MrHappyHamster
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megadeus writes:
If you read the Trivia at the Internet Movie Database ( it points out that Okinawa is generally accepted as one of the worst places to get good sushi, making it an ideal place to go undercover by posing as a sushi chef. Hattori Hanzo and his assistant were not from Okinawa, but later moved there to hide out once Hanzo stopped making katana.
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arexu writes:
In most of Okinawa a dialect of Standard Japanese, which can be called Okinawa-ben, is spoken most of the time. Some of the older generation speaks Uchinaguchi, which means Okinawan Language in Uchinaguchi, but everyone knows Standard Japanese. There is a huge difference between Uchinaguchi, a seperate language from Japanese, and Okinawa-ben, a dialect of Standard Japanese. A comparison: Standard Japanese:Okinawa-ben::US Broadcasting English:Deep South dialect of English and Uchinaguchi:Standard Japanese::English:German Hope that clears things up a bit.
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luckylinde writes:
That is a significant difference, especially to those from Japan or Okinawa. I'm not sure that many could have known or detected it though.
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Court06 writes:
Actually standard Japanese is pretty much spoken all over Okinawa now. And the native laguage isn't "Ryukyun language" its Hogen which very few Okinawans still speak.
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