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Help: Bert & Ernie's name in Kanji?

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by Vic Romano, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Does anyone know where to find, or how to write :( and :p 's name in Kanji (Japanese writing)? If not the characters for their name, how about "best friends"?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I need it for some fan art. Thx!
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sad thing is I SHOULD know this. If I gave you one, you'd have to double check, since I can only really give it to you phonetically. I;m sort of rusty...

    However, I can tell you this.

    The lettering isn't kanji, per se... Kanji being the Chinese set of characters that make up complex words... it would be in katakana, a series of letters used for foreign words and names...

    Phonetically Ernie translates to "Ah-nee" (they have no equivvilant for the "er" sound, so they substitute a soft a) and Bert may be Ba-to.

    So:

    Ernie = ア-ニ- (notice use of hyphens to stress the vowel sound) and
    Bert= バ-ト

    But I'd double check with a Japanese sesmae Street website first.

    Actually... never mind that last bit. I double checked for you, and I'm right. Remember the hyphens, though.
  3. DrmaticEmphasis

    DrmaticEmphasis New Member

    From Muppet Wiki:

  4. DrmaticEmphasis

    DrmaticEmphasis New Member

    Though apparently they arent main characters on the show.

    Interesting. :(:p
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And in case you need to know, "and" is と (to)
  6. matleo

    matleo Active Member



    wow, you really can find anything on the internet.
  7. DrmaticEmphasis

    DrmaticEmphasis New Member

    I know! Gotta love the information age.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The worst part is that I did everything through memory and my knowledge of Japanese to English transliterations of cartoon character names and phonetics. All I had to do was click a couple times.
  9. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Awesome. Thank you SO much. Just to clarify, "Bert & Ernie" translates to:
    バート と アーニー
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And I can't WAIT to see what's in store with this artwork of yours. :p :(
  11. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Thanks again for the help, and now you can see said fanart on ToughPigs!


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