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The spelling of ブロントザウルス Burontozaurusu is used for brontosaurus in Japanese. Such as dictionary, wikipedia, toy, . The administrator of OP.com is not the one who can decide the manga's contents. --Klobis (talk) 03:24, October 1, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for sharing those sources, Klobis. According to the wikipedia link you provided, ブロントザウルス is a older way of spelling the word. Why would Oda use an outdated spelling? I'm also not sure it is fair to assume it is the site admin who dictates the name romanizations. I have not looked at every single page, but of the page names I've checked, they either match our other romanized sources or are names we have yet to get an official romanization for. "Bronte Zaurus" is a unique spelling.
I'd also point out that we have a precedent for names that are the katakana for kanji words. カラス vs. 烏 comes to mind, and because it is written in katakana, we have pages for Karasu and Karasu (Non-Canon).
Today, I will research this more, as I want to find the Vivre Card raw of the EX pack this character was included in and see of Oda uses ブロントザウルス there. I'll follow back up later. 13:28, October 1, 2020 (UTC)
The katakana name is the same in Vivre Card, as shown here. The question still remains of why Lda would use an older spelling of the words, which is supported by the onepiece.com spelling as a name rather than a species. 13:42, October 1, 2020 (UTC)
It doesn't matter the spelling is old or new. Since Burontozaurusu = Burontosaurusu = dinosaur brontosaurus, and the character is a dinosaur, there is no reason to use the "unique spelling". We can write in the trivia section about the spelling issue. --Klobis (talk) 10:29, October 2, 2020 (UTC)
We should use the unique spelling because it is a romanization from an official source. 12:29, October 2, 2020 (UTC)
"Romanization from an official source" refers such as data books or vivre cards. Website domain name is the matter of website management, done by administrators who have nothing to do with manga creation. It is completely different from those books. --Klobis (talk) 12:47, October 2, 2020 (UTC)
I addressed that already, Klobis. The domains match other romanizations, so it is not a stretch to think they are checked and trustworthy. We use sources that aren't from the manga/databooks all the time (like the Geisha Master, who was named on the website, and Queen Mama Chanter, who was named first by merchandise).
If the site administrator decided on their own to name the page "Bronte Zaurus" instead of "brontosaurus", why would they? Saying that it was their decision is speculatory, but what isn't is that it is written right there for us to see. 14:50, October 2, 2020 (UTC)
Human name spellings can change depending on the situation, but animal names will not. I won't accept, as a Japanese language user, that creature brontosaurus in a Japanese literature is treated as a weird "Bronte Zaurus" thing, not a brontosaurus, in foreign countries. All of Japanese reader interpret it as a brontosaurus since ブロントザウルス is brontosaurus. Do you think it is NOT a brontosaurus? If the spelling is such as "brontozaurus", do you insist that "it is not a brontosaurus because site admin chooses it; an original dinosaur named brontozaurus"?
Regardless of how it should be spelled, I think that even if it is decided to be simply Brontosaurus, the page should remain, albeit renamed, because Oda has given a birthdate to this character and I think that constitutes as being important enough.--Nightmare Pirates (talk) 23:52, October 4, 2020 (UTC)
I know this page already got moved, but there is precedent now to use Onepiece.com domain names as official sources for spelling: Monster. 15:43, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
- Do you mean they shouldn't have moved Monster? Or that we should've finished this discussion before this page was moved? 17:13, 21 November 2020 (UTC)