Saiya and Saiyan?

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Saiya and Saiyan?

Post by Namekjin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:35 am

I read the side story "High Pride! Saiya Prince Vegeta" and I noticed it was spelled as SAIYA and not Saiyan or Saiya-jin. Was it a early translation like "Gokou"?
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Re: Saiya and Saiyan?

Post by JulieYBM » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:39 am

'Saiyan' is the romanization for 'Saiya-jin'. One who is from Saiya is Saiyan, as one who is from America is American.

I'm not entirely sure why they chose to use 'Saiya' in that instance, however.
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Re: Saiya and Saiyan?

Post by Namekjin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:41 am

JulieYBM wrote:'Saiyan' is the romanization for 'Saiya-jin'. One who is from Saiya is Saiyan, as one who is from America is American.

I'm not entirely sure why they chose to use 'Saiya' in that instance, however.
What I don't get is that some dubs use Saiyan. Other dubs use Saiyajin. A few dubs use Saiya or Saiya people.
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Re: Saiya and Saiyan?

Post by GotenDaisuki » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:43 am

The Japanese title says "Saiya no Ojii", which translates to "Prince of Saiya". The term "Saiya-jin" is written with the Katakana "Saiya" and the kanji "jin" (which literally means "person"). The term is literally translated to "Person of Saiya". They are referring to the Saiya-jin race, but they could have done it as "Saiya-jin no Ojii" or even "Vegeta-Wakusei-jin no Ojii".
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Re: Saiya and Saiyan?

Post by Herms » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:11 am

"Saiya" minus the "jin" is just a slightly alternate term for the race that's used sometimes. Besides the side-story title, it's used for the SF game "Super Saiya Densetsu", in GT on occasion, and some other random places.
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Re: Saiya and Saiyan?

Post by Pantalones » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:14 am

I'm guessing that was a "Gokou" that got caught by the filter.

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Re: Saiya and Saiyan?

Post by Namekjin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:05 am

Pantalones wrote:I'm guessing that was a "G-O-K-O-U" that got caught by the filter.
Yeah...it was caught by the fliter.
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