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It's because を is not used in post-1946 orthography. All of the をs were changed to おs, for example, おかしい, おとこ. The only reason we use it today is because it was retained in the particle を, but it's not the correct spelling of any dictionary word. (ヲタク is slang.) My 新明解 lists four words that start with を, and they are all grammatical terms relating to the ...


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Gleaning from the comments that this might be a term that originally came from Chinese, one guess would be 崇拝【すうはい】, often glossed as "worship" but with overtones of "admiration, adoration". The traditional form of these kanji is 崇拜, the form still used in written Chinese, with readings of chóngbài (Mandarin), sung4 baai3 (Cantonese), chhùng-pai (Hakka), ...


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1) For business settings, or in private life when you meet an important person like your GF's parents: After introducing yourself by saying: 「(Position/Department name) + の + ABCDEFG + と + [申]{もう}します。」 you could add: 「[長]{なが}い[名前]{なまえ}ですので、ABC とお[呼]{よ}びいただければ[結構]{けっこう}です。」 or 「長い名前ですので、ABC とお呼びいただくようお[願]{ねが}いいたします。」 I might actually use ...


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We could discuss levels of formality since in Japan calling one by their last name is par for the course, and there aren't that many last names that are difficult to pronounce once any phonetic mysteries are cleared up. So any of these might seem rather informal by definition. Very simply, you could say ABCで結構です。(ABC is fine). Another more ...


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If you want to only be called ABC, when introducing yourself, you can simply say something like 私はABCDEFGと申します。ABCと呼んでください → My name is ABCDEFG. (But) Please call me ABC. If you want to tell them that either is acceptable ...。ABCと呼んでも{いい・全然大丈夫・オッケー}です。 or ...。ABCと呼んでもかまいません。


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To complement Avery's answer, one thing that may be worth investigating is that the Nihon Shoki has a particular phonetic orthography for Japanese (so-called Man’yōgana or ateji, which are directly based on Chinese and Korean phonetic use of kanji). Whereas the Kojiki and Man’yōshū phonograms are based on Early Middle Chinese (also the source of Japanese ...



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