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    professional sumo, amateur sumo, martial arts of various kinds, Japanese language and culture, professional wrestling, linguistics, various and sundry other things not immediately germane to this forum.


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  1. Kasutera

    Lower-division Torikumi Natsu Basho 2016

    Is "Furanshisu" still being written in katakana or has he been given a shikona of Kanji with those readings? EDIT: I put on my big boy pants and searched myself, and found 冨蘭志壽 That's a pretty cute shikona.
  2. Kasutera

    Banzuke Natsu 2016

    Where does the actually pronunciation tend to lie? Is it *supposed* to be 'n', but due to assimilation with the concurrent bilabial often come out as 'm'? I was under the impression that 'm' was in some way the expected pronunciation of ん before bilabials, such that I tend to always write "shimpan", etc. You're correct, syllable-final "m/n" are allophones where "n" becomes "m" before labials. And that concludes this weeks' episode of "who took phonetics in college?"
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Takarafuji with his hair down looks like Riki Choshu.
  4. Hi everyone, Last week on April 2nd in Cranford, NJ, about an hour outside New York City, the 2016 US Sumo National Championships took place, with a near exact repeat of last year's results. Lightweight Gold: Trent Sabo Middleweight Gold: Kena Heffernan Heavyweight/Openweight Gold: Roy Sims Some of the matches can be found online here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbNCTGTlVmUxMGb1mSw8tHA/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=1 Now to see how things unfold at the world championships in Mongolia!
  5. Kasutera

    New Juryo for Natsu 2016

    Daishonasu 大翔茄子 has a nice ring to it.
  6. Kasutera

    Whats the chances of that?

    In any other sport, I'd agree with you. In sumo?
  7. Kasutera

    Ample men saying stuff- Haru 2016

  8. Kasutera

    Kyokai Elections January 2016

    I wonder how many decapitated horse heads ended up in the beds of would-be Takanohana supporters before the vote occurred.
  9. Kasutera

    Whats the chances of that?

    For those who aren't yet fully aware of what everyone in this thread is referencing, like I was when I started ready, both Amuuru and Aoiyama have the surname "Ivanov," which, when you think about it, is basically the Slavic equivalent of "Johnson." However, I think OP is right to find this fascinating for it to happen in SUMO which is still not the most internationalized of sports, at least not on the professional level.
  10. Kasutera

    2015 US Sumo Open Footage on Fite TV App

    Yeah, I got 3rd place in the men's lightweight division, and one was one of only two American men's participants to even medal in the darn thing, but I guess that wasn't enough to make it into the broadcast beyond a second-long clip in a montage.
  11. In traditional fashion of the footage of the US Sumo Open being available for public consumption nearly a year after it happens for whatever reason, the 2015 U.S. Sumo Open is now available as part of an app called Fite TV: http://www.fite.tv/ What makes me displeased, to say the least, is that they refer the the coverage as "comprehensive" when it is the exact opposite. It's a 30-minute digest that ONLY shows the first-place matches in four weight divisions. With how short a sumo bout is, for 30 minutes, that's pretty ridiculous, especially when it means completely cutting out the bronze medal winners and not even mentioning them by name when you use clips of their matches for interstitial filler (yes, I am a little bitter because I am one of those bronze medal winners. Seriously, not even a mention of "by the way this guy won the bronze?"). Honestly, the best thing about this is I had never heard of the Fite App before and it's pretty cool. They have both downloadable and live-streaming events for MMA, pro wrestling, and various other fight sports. They were just now live-streaming the Judo Grand Prix in Tblisi, Georgia. For people like me (and I can assume most of you), that's pretty neat!
  12. Kasutera

    Ample men saying stuff- Haru 2016

    Well, I like Kaisei for another reason, I prefer diet coke to sake myself.
  13. Kasutera

    Day 8 pics Haru 2016

    Those Hakuho/Yoshikaze pictures make it look like Hakuho was mad at Yosh for eating the last jelly donut. Jeez.
  14. Kasutera

    Sekitori Torikumi Haru Basho 2016

    Kyokutaisei :-(