Sect name... in Japanese!


#1

So I just came across sect in my reviews and I always had trouble remembering the meaning of that kanji and then made the connection with sect names! I wish I had made a mnemonic for that as I would’ve remembered it much more easily.

Anyway that got me curious and I looked up sect name on Jisho and was disappointed it didn’t have a word…

派名 perhaps?

I’m kinda surprised the :crabigator: didn’t make the mnemonic about sect names or the example sentence but I guess if there isn’t a vocab word that uses it, it makes sense.

Just thought I’d share that. :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

Or is there a word that would get the meaning across? Curious…


#3

What’s a sect name? : P


#4

I suppose it would be 名の派, no?


#5

Wouldn’t it rather be 派の名?
Isn’t N1のN2 supposed to be N1’s N2 ?
Btw, isn’t talking about sect name a tiny bit dangerous ?


#6

I got my sect name by titling a post “Sect name” so


#8

Obviously they’re still there?


#10


#11

What’s the “sect name” you are looking for, anyway? I mean, what is your “sect name” supposed to mean in English.


#13

Originally, before my time with WK, there were houses (like in Harry Potter!) rather than sect names.
But I think because of Crabigatorism, the the sects were born.

I was thinking maybe 派閥名? (since 派閥 means faction?)


#14

Are you serious? There were HOUSES?!!?!?!?! That’s so cool.

I joined in 2015, so I wouldn’t know. OMG.


#15

Also yeah, that makes the most sense as a Japanese thing. Although since it’s not an existing word, it’d probably need "の”, right?


#16

How do people add a name next to their username? Like AnimeCanuck has. I looked all around the settings and don’t see a place


#17

Didn’t you already learn the kanji for sect? 派


#18

This is a closely guarded secret. Only the mighty Crabigator knows.


#19

I know that sect names can’t be chosen… but isn’t the grey word just a custom subtitle you can add?


#20

Sect names were imported into that slot during the move. It wouldn’t make much sense to be able to add one yourself.


#21

In new Discourse forum, this is called “title” and is only given on special occasions. The only two that are given in a batch are “High Touch” and “durtle loyalist”. The rest are only given if you draw attention from the admin (and AFAIK, comes from the old forum).

I can choose to show or not to show “title” in Preferences.

Of course I know, but I want to think of vocab in context. Unless, the mighty crabigator has already coined an official Japanese word for sect name.

派の名 might indeed be OK.


#22

Weren’t you asking “what does sect name even mean in English?”


#23

Has anyone received a 手作り sect name since the switch?