English–Japanese Parallel Shiritori 英和並行尻取り

I thought of another fun shiritori variant that makes the game actually kind of hard.

Basically, we play shiritori with words whose English translations also follow shiritori rules.

Let’s say I start with “猫 ね cat”. Now the next person has to say a word that begins with こ and means something that begins with T, like “事 こ thing”. And then the next person should continue with と and g, maybe “得意 とくい good at”. Et cetera.

(You’re free to use whatever English translation of the Japanese word you want, of course: 得意 has lots of translations, I just picked one that starts with G. The English can even be a phrase! Phrases are, like, just words with spaces in 'em, maaan.)

Let’s count yōon digraphs as one shiritori “letter”, so if the last word ended in り you can’t begin with りょ, and if the last word ended in りょ your word must begin with りょ. We’ll also respect (han)dakuten, so ふ isn’t compatible with ぶ or ぷ.

Also, there are many English words ending in y but very few (<1%) starting with y, so I will give y the role of ん in the English shiritori game: English words ending in y are banned. This is just to steer the game away from getting stuck too often.

I think we might still easily get “stuck”, so if it’s been 48 hours since the last post and you can’t think of anything, you can declare a reset and the game starts over. ^^

With that, let’s begin!!

動物 どうぶ animaL

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伝え話 つたえばなし legend

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死亡率 しぼうりつ death rate

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使い・つか・errand

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犬・い・dog

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主・ぬ・guardian spirit

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真実・しんじ・truth

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角・つ・horn

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のんび・nonchalant

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離陸・りり・takeoff

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靴 く footwear

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pssst first letter of the english meaning has to start with “r”!

Oh, ok, I’ll try again next time. I’ll delete that.

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I actually did the same thing the first time and quickly caught myself :laughing:

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梅雨・つ・rainy season

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夢にも・ゆめに・not in the slightest

how do i write ・ with IME? i’ve just been copying it so far <.<’’

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物事・ものご・things

If you tap this button on the bottom right:
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options will come up at the top and you can select ・ as one of them c:

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特別 とくべ special

You can use forward slash on your computer keyboard.

Edit: Added to the actual game! :smile:

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first of all: thank you
second of all: WHAAAT, i just wanted to post exactly that :laughing:

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Oh, why did you remove it i was gonna answer that