Trying to figure out things like this
reminds me that I really ought to pay attention to the way that various language phonetics changes the pronunciation of words. Everyone knows the l/r business in Japanese but trying to sound out ‘Karusure’ and taking a stab at the place name being ‘Karlsruhe’ really brought the complication of pronunciations home. Of course my problem here is that I don’t speak Japanese and have never studied it, thus what I have gleaned are a handful of words orally and little bit of pattern recognition when it comes to the text. None of which makes me terribly sure of my footing when it comes to this sort of thing.
Anyone with a better idea of what the name could be, and an obviously better grasp of Japanese than I have generally, please drop the translator a note on the above linked thread. It would doubtlessly be greatly appreciated.