Ishanya: ahi-sa-NE; north-east from here. In India its said as ishanya, aisanya etc and if Romanized analysis is adequate you get a ne to the end which would mean: noorth-east of India. And Japan lies to the north-east of India.
Why I think its east? if you suppress north perhaps you get only Japan as north of India is China. So it means even if China is the origin of most of our language it is through Japan. China went to Japan and Japan came through its route to India. China also percolates to India. But if a mainstream civilization comes through that link there is no way the established firm system would be uprooted although there would be sycretism and mixing.
ishan its argued comes from isha = supreme Lord. supreme or not does not matter. Thats religious. God is already mythical enough. Our purpose is to understand facts and that we can do by understanding myth and we do not need to amplify myth. Ofcourse its a painful preoccupation but if you are careful enough and extensive enough you will see light at the end of myth.
so I agree isan or ishan comes from God’s in a way it was assigned to God and must be recovered from there. Since atheism exists from day-1 of human civilization and its pre-empt times there has to be some peaceful co-agreement that God need not be unnecessarily allowed to dilate our laborious fact-seeking attempts. In that sense God is allowed but not a supreme reign over our necessity to be ever open to our true place on this planet where we have lived most of our existence in darkness, compassioned by the light of nature which is not anyway the light of God to the extent that God itself is not an answer to our mysteries but an attempt as such of such. In ancient times God-philosophy were used to eg map the directions, understanding about nature and so on. The point in making is he does not supercede but by philosphising well enough valid understanding of our ancestors have come to us which we shall not waste in mindless preoccupation with a master-creator. In other words neither our ancestors nor us has an answer about God. This is intimately connected with the social and universal prosperity of the whole mankind which may or may not be taken for the better course without an attempt to understand our true failures towards the ideal goals of humanity. Its not to find so much whether a powerful God exists or not but a conscience of our citizen-responsibility which can be equally dangered from any kind of fascism whther atheism, religiosity or a plain ignorance or a lack of responsibility of scientific ideals.
so is in ishu or ishan might also be a generator of the word east [phonetically ist, and this is also a prominent Hinduistic word that represents God, ist means an acceptable protector God]
Ishu comes from i+shu. I means intent [much of English has derived from sanscrit and much of sanscrit derives from Japanese and Chinese, it would be incorrect to ascribe everything to present day India, in-fact Budhism itself might simply have come from China through Japan through India. The myth that Budha was borne to a King who later renounced all mundane business but was borne in Kapila bastu might simply be that: a myth. Actually as I explained this morning but isn’t copying here that explanation kapila bastu might simply mean: a budha of legend, a fact of story, a matter of story. kapila bastu is said to be the place where budha was borne. But the whole idea itself is mythical. Infact all etymological analysis of mine point to Budha, Bishnu being the same etymological constrcut: one; a God without body and two; element/matter/body this is duality or rather non-duality. Its a linguistic idea that dualism and non-dualism are but the same thing. you say is and you say is? they are opposite in sense but noone speaks a question mark verbally but makes some attempt at differentiating this which in itself might be non-existent. is and is? are linguistically same or non-dual. This is a character of Asiatic languages, perhaps all languages. See God: exists, does not exist is a philosophy of duality as well as nonduality. Human being and God seem dual but if you see how they are the same because they are anthropically created and mixed its non-dual]
So ishu is “shu of i” = master of intent. intent and inclinations are words that followed from i意. which also goes to Indian: ichha, and general: id, igou. [ego = igo comes from 意向ikou = direction of intent or ego] There are many English words that simply derive from such “ancient” words. I just gave an explanation why mouth eg derives from Chinese/Japanese/indian mukouchi [muh, mukha, kou, kuchi] all meaning mouth or face-opening. Also open might simply be from ou og kou = mouth/opening. Its the k [and therefore ksh, s, h and their alternations which gives mouth in as many languages as you will find: shortly “to be found”]
So shu/su/suami/swami etc are master/Lord. [therefore just S perhaps, one needs to study more alternations and unifications of this based on Chinese/Japanese/Indian]
Ishu = God as master of intent and from non-duality [a-duita-bada or non-duality of non-duality dui-ta-bada, dui/du = di = 2/double] “you yourself”. Ishu is eg found in ishubar [iswar=God and subar=Pig a nasty usage/mockery of God’s philosophy: aka cowboy-nonduality, God is available inall living forms so why not Pig? a mockery of Islam: again islam is isu-ram and jisu is Ji-isu = bishnu and budha and christ: kuroisu = krishna]
Since ishu is God: isan is east because this God is from Japan which is world’s east. Also see it this way: east is our right hand by convention not known since when. In Japanese: east is higashi and this could mean [among other reasons] higa-ishi or hi is God. This means light/day/sun is God and east [therfore right-hand] Also yougashi where you is sun/light/fire etc. In any case isan is a close cognate of azuma which is the other word for east [higashi and azuma (東 ) mean east in Japanese]
azuma > asuma > asuna > isuna [of isu, of God, light, sun, fire, existence, rightfullness, person] this isuna is then isana. So what east in Japan is north-east in India if that has to be firmly used say 1500 years ago with their phonetic variations over this time not-with-standing.
Note: zu/su are close phonetics in Hiragana as they should be. Vowels are nominal and not strict, they are mere tone-adjustments. m<>n is quite awesome.
I have given good explanation of how hir/hira comes from jin = metal. So hiragana might mean hira-ka-na [of shineness, prosperity, enlightenment, wealth] in-fact linguistically hira [diamond] and sona [gold] are cognates. manyagana similarly could mean: of value, pride [may be origin of gana-manya in India: honorable, popular]
Interestingly I had given 0.5–1 year ago Chinese: doung = east comes from dou-kashi-ang. its like dougashi or yougashi = higashi = east. In Chinese you is right so yougashi becomes higashi. but Indian: dakshin = doukashi/dougashi/yougashi/higashi = right/east. So Chinese/Indian/Japanese are using the same linguist-system for meaning plenty of things. This is possible only through unification [science] and not diversification [religion].
China-India-Japan uses the same ancient language among many modern and mixed ones.