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Could we move this?
Any chance we could possibly call this Laiun Island, at least until the English names are revealed? The island names have a musical note theme going on (do-re-mi-fa-so-la-si), and "thundercloud" kind of deviates from that a little too much. XD05:28, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
The Japanese states Rai for electricity but if the musical theme is there, we should call it that for now. --~Sparen of Iría~ 01:16, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
- While not compliant with the most commonly-accepted romanization standards, "lai" instead of "rai" is not technically incorrect. :3
01:32, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
- Because "ra" and "la" are the same syllable in Japanese... it's sort of an in-between thing. It's why all of the Pokémon whose Japanese trademarked names begin with an L (Lugia, Latias, Lucario) are named with an R by the weeaboo fans (Rugia, Ratiasu, Rukario), because that's what the katakana of their names translates as if romanized Hepburn-style (ルギア, ラティアス, ルカリオ). TTEchidna 01:33, 2 May 2010 (UTC)