What does the character "Historia" say in the dialogue in minute 1:41 of this video? I can only understand the first part but not the last words. She starts saying

Ymir... watashi no namae ... Historia ...

Does she say her last name or something? I would have expected she says

Historia desu

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She says

My name is Historia

  • って is used as a colloquial of と
  • の is part of feminine speech (declarative) and softens と言う
  • と言う can also be used in polite language

    私の名前はヒストリアです = 私はヒストリアと言います

    but the situation isn't quite right for formal introductions (you shouldn't have expected です here)

  • so the literal translation would be something like "My name Historia it is called" ? That's a polite form of introducing yourself? or I'm getting it wrong?
    – Pablo
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 19:25
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    私の名前ヒストリアっていうの is a natural way of saying "My name is Historia". Literally I would go for something like "My name is called Historia". It's not polite. The two ways 私はヒストリアっていうの and 私の名前はヒストリア(なの) are like "I'm called Historia" and "My name is Historia". I was just saying that と言います is common also in polite speech (because you were talking about です).
    – Earthliŋ
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 19:48

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