[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main AUTHORS,1.176,1.177

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Sat Apr 15 10:09:30 CEST 2006

On Thu, 13 Apr 2006 17:03:02 -0700
Corey Hickey <bugfood-ml at fatooh.org> wrote:

> In cultures where the family name is written after the given name, are 
> they spoken that way too? For example, my family name is Hickey and my 
> given name is Corey. In such a culture, would I write my name "Hickey 
> Corey" but speak my name as "Corey Hickey"? Or would I say "Hickey 
> Corey" as well?

I can talk here only about Japanese, as it's the only language
i know that puts the family name first.
They speak the name exactly how they write it. Actualy, for them
the family name is much more important than the given name.
Which results in the (for foreigners strange behaviour) to
call people nearly always by their family name. No matter
whether they are strangers, work collegues or class mates.
They change it to calling by first name only when they
are very close, but i have not yet figured out yet when and
why exactly.

				Attila Kinali


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