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Hi Aileen,

I remember one thing just now. About your interest in baby names. In Indonesia, one popular name is Satya Adhi Wicaksana. It is from the Sankrit. The history of Indonesia is strongly connected to the Sankrit.

Satya means loyal, Adhi means super power, and Wicaksana means wise.

Satya Adhi Wicaksana becomes the slogan of Indonesia Justice department if I'm not mistaken. Although, they are a bit far from their slogan. Emotion: big smile

Could you tell me whether Satya Adhi Wicaksana sounds good or bad in your tongue?

Hey upa So sorry for the delay.

Satya Adhi Wicaksana are some baby names for my consideration. Hmm. I’m not sure. They are unfamiliar to me. I like the musical qualities suggested by Wicaksana maybe because it sounds a little like a Russian girl baby name, Oksana.

I checked for information about Musashi This is what I found
Toshirô Mifune defines the quintessential samurai in Hiroshi Inagaki's 1954 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto, the first feature in a trilogy based on the epic novel by Eiji Yoshikawa. As in Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai, which appeared the same year, Mifune plays a brash and ambitious peasant who desires fame and power as a swordsman. His dreams of glory in war sour when his army is routed and he becomes hunted by the authorities, but the "tough love" attentions of a kindly but severe monk help him develop from a hot-tempered outlaw to a thoughtful swordsman. Inagaki's somber color epic is very different from the energetic action of Kurosawa's films. The sword fights and battles are practically theatrical in their presentation, staged in long takes that emphasize form and movement over flash and flamboyance. Mifune brings a sad, almost tragic quality to the samurai warrior Musashi Miyamoto, whose dedication proscribes him to a lonely life on the road. Though the film stands well on its own, its stature takes on greater significance as the first act of Inagaki's stately, contemplative epic of the professional and spiritual development of Musashi, whose training and adventures continue in Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple.

I’ve seen Seven Samurai and of course I watched re-runs of Kung-Fu starring David Carradine (which seems to be based partly on the character of Musashi Miyamoto).

Also, Upa, I do thank you for the offer of the text for the original novel (the epic). I want to find the 1954 film representations on DVD because film interests me more than literature. Thank you for a generous offer. Best wishes. How is your grammar study going?I studied various styles of grammar at school and college. Descriptive grammar is represented by the Quirk and Cambridge studies whereas functional grammars are represented by halliday etc. anyway, grammar isn’t my strongest suit and I’m glad to be finished with it!!!
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Best of Luck,

excellent resources!! thank you very much