Jamaipanese in Katakana and Minor Design Tweaks

I am still learning Japanese (slowly) but I am aware that Katakana is used to write foreign words, countries, personal names, scientific names and words used to describe sounds. I have explained before but for those who aren’t aware the name Jamaipanese is formed a candid combination of Jamaican and Japanese, my blog is Jamaipanese.com and I am the only Jamaipanese citizen on the planet.

jamaipanese-logo-blackCheck out My about page which now has the Jamaipanese logo in
3 flavours for your linking enjoyment

How do I write Jamaipanese in Katakana?

I started this blog before I even knew what katakana was and after learning that it is used to write foreign words and personal names I proceeded to look up the characters for Ja, Ma, I, Pa, Ne and Se and joined them together to for what I thought would be “Jamaipanese” in Japanese. Over the years many persons have left comments and messaged me here or on other sites stating that I wasn’t translating it correctly but the funny thing was out of the half dozen or so messages, conversions and explanations everyone was telling me to spell Jamaipanese a different way. So armed with information and feedback from a few native speakers and comments here I now know that there is no set way to spell a word like Jamaipanese that I just made up and I should just spell it out in Katakana the way I want it pronounced…and the way I want it pronounced is ジャマイパニーズ which translates to Jamaipaniizu when pronounced with a Japanese accent.

Slightly updated logo and minor blog updates

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A task of just updating my blog header with the new spelling of Jamaipanese exploded into a tweaking session for my blog and at the end of it I have an updated logo (if you can call it that), a super cool archives page, more uniformed colour scheme, a new background colour and border and slighting editted text sizes and types. I broke my blog a couple times making these changes as a few friends on twitter realised but I’m glad I updated to WordPress even more now because fixing my fiddling was a breeze. [ note to self, my gallery also needs an overall ].

Do you like the tweaks? Hopefully they are noticeable.

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3 thoughts on “Jamaipanese in Katakana and Minor Design Tweaks

  1. Hey dude, just found your site. Looking good and interesting. My Dad’s from near Bog Walk and at the mo I’m in Osaka.
    Will keep an eye out here.

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