anonymous asked:

have you ever thought of mando'a words for different disabilities? like what the word for "blind" or "deaf" etc would be?

I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about it actually, because they’re necessary words — but as often is the case the mando’a dictionary is lacking, for whatever reason. 

I do want to state beforehand that while I have thought of or worked on words with others before, many of them have been words for other disabilities and/or impairments dealing specifically with mental health and mental illness, and brain injury. Considering I have PTSD, among other things, that’s mostly where my focus has tended to go. I’m not a part of either community you mentioned (blindness, or deafness), but I have thought about and spoke with others in the past with the intent of creating words for either — mostly because, as you can probably tell from my other mando’a posts, I don’t generally trust the larger fan community to create words in a respectful manner, either unintentionally, or otherwise.

My biggest issue, and the major reason that I’m writing this at all, is that there’s always an “easy” way to create words in mando’a — especially in this situation, because the words “to see” and “to hear” already exist. But the easy way to create these words (drop a negative prefix in front of to see, or to hear) is radically … well, inaccurate, and wrong-headed — especially given how these words literally translate before adding the nu’ / ne’ / n’ to them.

So … this is my attempt, until such a time as better words and those better informed than myself can do so. I would also appreciate any and all input from any part of the blind and/or deaf community. If I’m overstepping or if I mess up, please tell me and I’ll apologize and correct myself.

This all goes under a cut due to length and the aforementioned. 

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Nakajima Ki-84, known as the Army Type 4 Fighter  to the IJAAS and the Frank to the Americans.

One of the best designs the Japanese Imperial Army Air Service put into active combat, the Ki-84 matched excellence maneuverability with a climb/dive capability unusual for Japanese fighters. More than a match for any American fighter, the Ki-84 also had the capability to intercept high flying B-29′s.

It’s only weaknesses were the wrecked infrastructure of the Japanese nation, leading to inconsistent production quality, poor fuel quality, and pilots rushed through training to get them into combat faster. 

Maj. Teruhiko Kobayashi started his career in the JAAF as a light bomber pilot over China. He rose to fame as a CO of the 244 Sentai defending the skies over Tokyo in 1944/45. Major Kobayashi is credited with five victories, three B-29’s and two F6F Hellcats. After the war, Kobayashi joined the Self-Defense air force and was killed in June 1957 in a training accident involving a T-33, crashing on approach in bad weather.


A Mitsubishi Ki-21 crashes into the sea, killing all aboard.

In the top picture rounds from an American aircraft can be seen hitting the water around the Ki-21.

The bottom picture shows the aircraft sinking after breaking in two.