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Four elements from the lower right-hand corner of the periodic table will have new names. A document outlining the proposals was drafted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, chemistry's governing body. Rules dictate that a new element may be named after a) a mythological concept or character (including an …
Wednesday 8th June 2016 16:59 GMT Ugotta B. Kiddingme
always good for educational value
Thanks to this story, today I learned that Nihon is the semi-official word for what we call Japan. Like many, I always thought it was Nippon (and it sorta is. See link for disambiguation or possibly FURTHER ambiguation as the case may be). My research enabled me to learn the differences between and story behind the whole Nihon/Nippon/Japan thing.
I am now ever so slightly more enlightened than before. Thanks, Reg. This is one of the reasons I come here.
Wednesday 30th August 2017 12:47 GMT bombastic bob
Re: always good for educational value
"today I learned that Nihon is the semi-official word for what we call Japan"
thanks for the link as well. I had no idea that 'Yamato' was an ancient name for Japan.
the kanji for 'Nihon' literally mans 'sun source' from what I understand. The 'hon' kanji can also mean 'book' and is part of the word 'hontou' meaning 'true' and so on. Lots of words seem to have the 'hon' kanji in them.
I'm not an expert, though, I just have an interest in it.
Wednesday 8th June 2016 19:36 GMT Anonymous Coward