kuuu〜 so many ways to do kuku
Up till now we’ve been using two ways of making up names for all the different gestures.
so as the picture of The Compliment of The Hinishiya Hero aside for name for hand on which it is, which is pretty consistent, we can either call that gesture Romaya or Hini Hero!
The names are either based on value of the gesture or on the fingers involved in the gesture. naturally the value name can be inferred from the finger name. We can further categorize the finger name into bent finger name and raised finger name but that’ll complicate it because then I’ll be based on either two hands or one hands etc etc which was kinda discussed in the compliment of the hinishiya hero…….kinda……
For purpose of this post we’ll keep it simple: Value Name vs Finger Name
As explained in The Origin of The Hinishiya Hero the names have a origin in a type of Japanese wordplay called goroawase which makes use of 3 counting systems.
So do these names work?
The finger names comes from the names we gave our thumb, index, middle, ring and little finger in Hiniya! namely: Hi, Ni, Shi, Ya and Hero which inspired the name “hinishiya hero”! Based on which fingers are raised
or not raised in a gesture we then select rhose syllables out of that name! for example the hite of this post’s featured picture has the hi and ni fingers raised so the finger name would be hini! the minite also has the same fingers raised so that’s also called hini. To differentiate we simply say on which hand it is. so this post feature has a hini on minite and a hini on hite! little late but te is the japanese word for hand
The value name is then derived from the finger name by adding the finger values. what’s finger values? way back in hiniya we gave each finger not only the names hinshiya hero but also english names and well numerical names. Don’t forget the hinishiya hero names are based on japanese
counting systems and goroawase so hi=1, ni=2 shi=4, ya=8 and hero=16. This is why hiniya hero=27! Based on that we have names for the digits 1,2,4 and 8 namely hi, ni, shi and ya. 16 consists of 2 digits so we used goroawase and called it Hero. based on the digits 1 and 6 in japanese aka “hīrō”. Since we already have since we know 1 is the hi in hīrō then the ro is 6! We also used goroawase to name one hand “minite” back in the origin of the hinishiya hero we said that mini stands for 32. We can then infer from the finger names that the “ni” in mini stands for 2, hence the mi stands for 3! But now i must confess we are reasoning backwards! haha, this is actually how those names came to be aka we choose to call 1 hi and 6 ro hence 16= hīrō or hero.
Ohw just a sideline the little – above i and the o, that i occasionaly use above certain vowels when using the japanese names, actually mean that it’s read hiiroo aka the vowels are long instead of short, twice as long to be exact! under the rules of goroawase this exceptable as it is a way to make puns, so that dates and numbers more easily remembered. This doubling length is also used with “hissatsu” the “s” from “san” is double it’s usual length! ohw and the “syllables” are technically moræ because they can be shorter than your usual syllable. they also almost always end in a vowel
only one exception for example “san” has two moræ “sa” and “n” and all of then are equally “long”. there’s also “voicing” which allows for transformations such as from go to ko……
So the rules of goroawase that is used extensively in these names are: mora length can consonant voicing may be changed and only the first mora is used.
Other then that the different moræ are just sticked together to get the new name!
……that was long sideline…..let’s use a part of it to get back on track! As mentioned in the sideline consonant “voicing” may be changed and this allows the “transformation” of go to ko well 5 in japanese is “go” and using this change we can chose to call it “ko”. And that’s how we now have names for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8! We only need names for the digits 0, 7 and 9. Because we use “shi” for 4 we can’t take the first mora from “shichi” hence we have called 7 “na” from “nana”.
As for 9 looking at this guys face smile
despite the context of this scene naming this gesture “kuku” seems fitting to me at list as “kyukyu” sounds off for this scene.
And finally 0 as we went with convenience of which sounds best we can take a look at the “shilist” aka the list of numbers which use that “shi” gesture there is one and only one number with a 0 namely 260. As we now we names for the digits 1-9, namely hi, ni, mi, shi, ko, ro, na, ya and ku. we can almost complete give 260 a name and consulting the table from the goroawase table and fitting nirore doesn’t sounds as good as niroma! hence we called 0 ma from maru!
And that should conclude my
rather lengthy introduction into fingerbinary series! tho most of if was on naming conventions i use for convenience and to weaken certain vulgar gestures. as this is my first time writing a “blog” like this i hope to hear if things were perhaps confusing and/or if you guys have any questions regarding finger binary