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Brand Echh

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Stuart

Subj: Re: minorities...
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 05:29:29 pm EST
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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 12:47:13 pm EST

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> The same cannot be said for Araña. She was created by committee specifically to be a "cool hip Latina hero." She spoke in unnatural broken English, had an ethnically diverse group of friends and was dressed in what was considered "cool" manga-inspired gear. I'm not certain what the reasoning was behind her strange Anglicization of her real name as "Anya."
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That, at least, was answered in the comic. Her name is Aña, but after years of English-speakers misprouncing her name "Anna" when they saw that spelling, she got tited of having to explain to them and started using an Anglicised-spelling, Anya, so that they'd pronounce it correctly.

> > The same cannot be said for Araña. She was created by committee specifically to be a "cool hip Latina hero." She spoke in unnatural broken English, had an ethnically diverse group of friends and was dressed in what was considered "cool" manga-inspired gear. I'm not certain what the reasoning was behind her strange Anglicization of her real name as "Anya."

> That, at least, was answered in the comic. Her name is Aña, but after years of English-speakers misprouncing her name "Anna" when they saw that spelling, she got tited of having to explain to them and started using an Anglicised-spelling, Anya, so that they'd pronounce it correctly.

I understand it was explained in the comic, but I don't understand why the editors felt such a change was necessary when the name of the comic book has an enye in it.