This page serves to document the practice on Japanese and related aspects for the wiki.
For starter, any texts serving as romanization has to be put in italic markup, to denote that they are not English and should not be read in it. The only exception is when they are used in templates' designated romaji parameters.
Terms and phrases with variants
|Kana / Phrase||Romaji||Notes|
|を||(o)||May be romanized as "wo" in song pages; depending on pronounciation within the song itself.|
|(Phrase) + って||(Phrase)-tte|
|(Phrase) + そう||(Phrase)sou|
|(な-Adjective) な||(Adjective) na|
|(phrase) + んです||(phrase) + n desu (darou, deshou, etc)|
|(phrase) + んだ||(phrase)nda|
|(Verb~て) + (く or る)||~teku / teru||Derived from te-iku and te-iru|
|(Verb~て) + (Anything else)||~te-(Anything else)|
||~toku||Derived from ~te-oku|
|(Verb)する||(Verb)-suru||Also applies to all variations of Suru.|
All long vowels in word are to use vowel with a diacritic (ā,ē,ī,ō,ū, (Ā,Ē,Ī,Ō,Ū)). These special letters can be found in the "more" button above source editor box.
For grammar's interchange purpose, the following readings, which all result in long vowel pronounciations, are to not be romanized using diacritic. Instead, use "double vowel" form; listing two vowels side-by side.
- Verb forms that results in long vowel reading.
- い-Adjectives in their normal forms.
- Generally in case of those ending in "しい".
- こう, そう, どう and よう, as its own word are to be romanized as "Kou", "Sou", "Dou" and "You" respectively.
- As words' readings, use diacratic like other words.
- だろう, でしょう and Volitional form of verbs: Romanized as "Darou" and "Deshou", respectively.
- /え/+い, long "e" sounds, are be to romanized as "~ei".
|Japanese||Meaning||Form or notes||Romaji|
|to chase||normal form||Ou|
|「こうですか？」||"Like this?"||interrogative sentence||"Kou desu ka"|
"n" particle serves as following consonant. However, they are romanized using "n", which is the same "n" as in the [n] constant row. This can lead to confusion when the "n" particle is followed by a vowel row or [y] constant row.
To clarify this, if an entity from vowel or [y] row are after an "n" particle (ん or ン), they should be separated by an apostrophe (').
|Woman||Onna||Apostrophe not required as the reading cannot be mistaken.|
Unlike Hiragana, Katakana are to be romanized directly in correspondence to its reading. That is, only using diacratics only when there are "long vowel indicators" (ー).