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wouldnt digipolice be considered the dub name?Muur (talk) 19:53, 2 April 2023 (CDT)

Name adjustment[edit]

I noticed on the 'Digital World Outline' on the Seekers site that they hyphenated "Digi-Police". Unless there is another source for the unhyphenated spelling, I feel that this is a more credible spelling than the edited machine translation used in the novelization. --YongYoKyo (talk) 03:16, 28 June 2023 (CDT)

oh yeh i guess they do, tho only there. all other places dont, but i suppose that counts as localisation for english not japanese. does デジ対 even translate to digipolice in the first place? is there any source that has 対 = police cuz i have never found oenMuur (talk) 03:29, 28 June 2023 (CDT)
It's not a literal translation. It's abbreviated from デジモン犯罪対策チーム ("Digimon Crime Response Team"). 対 comes from 対策チーム ("Response Team"). It's just standard Japanese abbreviation norms, like how pasokon still means "personal computer" even after being abbreviated from pasona konpyuta. The kon represents "computer", despite how kon doesn't mean anything on its own.
Anyways, yes, the hyphenated "Digi-Police" is given in a non-localized context, which is why I find it more credible to represent the original Japanese term than a localized spelling. --YongYoKyo (talk) 04:08, 28 June 2023 (CDT)
kinda sounds like it doesnt translate to digipolice then?Muur (talk) 11:02, 28 June 2023 (CDT)
Again, it's an abbreviation. You're not supposed to isolate a part of it and have it mean something on its own in a vacuum. For example, "-mon" doesn't mean "monster" on its own, but in the context of "Digimon", it means "monster". The same can be applied to acronyms. The individual letters are just letters of the alphabet that don't mean anything.
The only thing that needs to be fully translated is the unabbreviated form. The abbreviation only needs to be a shortened form that carries the meaning of the unabbreviated term. In this case, "police" is a perfectly valid shorthand to represent a police special response team. We do it all the time in English; we shorthand every police unit (whether they're special response teams or traffic monitors) as just "police".
Regardless, this is besides the point. We're already given an 'official' abbreviation and don't have to worry about it on our own.--YongYoKyo (talk) 12:53, 28 June 2023 (CDT)