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Reading for 蓬莱人[edit]

Currently, there does not seem to be anything that points to an official reading for this - so I guess that the only way of knowing is through how people speaking Japanese would read this. Toho Moto Neta does read it as "Houraijin," but the Japanese Touhou Wiki reads it as "Houraibito." Presently, there seems to be nothing official that prefers one over the other.--Tosiaki 02:50, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

I see you're now using the translation of Hourai person. I don't have any problem with that, but what do you think of the word "Houraian"? (It does kind of sound silly, but it just popped into my mind lol). --This message from DeltaSierra4 was delivered on 02:54, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Well, in the style as "American," "Armenian," or "Tibetan," since most things here follow that pattern. It does seem somewhat unclear what the demonymic form of "Hourai" would be.--Tosiaki 03:06, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
I did find that here, it seems that people from Tokyo are called "Tokyoites" (although I myself never heard of this before), and that people from Osaka are called "Osakans." I am not sure what to make of this, though.--Tosiaki 03:14, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Ah, well I got the idea from other adjectives that have the form ~an or ~ian (such as "Republican" or "musician") and I was going to suggest another form, "Houraiite" or "Houraite" but didn't because they both sounded worse than Houraian. As for demonymic form, we could go with Houraians, I guess? (if we are to implement it, though) --This message from DeltaSierra4 was delivered on 03:28, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Well, that is what I first thought up of (although it was later changed to "Person of Hourai" by User:Code Slasher), so I would say it sounds somewhat reasonable.--Tosiaki
Gotcha. Then to avoid any inconsistencies, for now we'll stick with "person/people of Hourai" until there's another phrase others would agree to. --This message from DeltaSierra4 was delivered on 04:34, 20 February 2012 (UTC)