Q: A password prompt in Japanese

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Feb 7 01:37:50 UTC 2008


Benjamin Barrett
a cyberbreath for language life

Joel S. Berson wrote:
> If you were part-Japanese (but not fluent) and were using "oda" as a
> prompt to remember a computer password (presumably both being
> Romanji), what would the password be?
> This is a serious question, although probably unanswerable, as the
> person who chose the password is no longer accessible.  Online
> Japanese-English dictionaries don't yield any self-evidently obvious
> candidates.  Except perhaps "odaki"  ("greater waterfall [of two]"),
> which might be a pun on "key".

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