When you enter Gohma's boss room in Dragon Roost Cavern, if you do not move for a while, the King of Red Lions will tell you "A mighty enemy stands before you!" and give you advice on how to fight Gohma, even if Gohma hasn't appeared yet.
Nintendo consulted a retired Toei animator who worked on Toei films of the 1960s for direction on The Wind Waker's art style, explaining why the game's cel-shading style is so different and more polished than other games' cel-shading.
One of the Hylian signs mentioning the windmill on Windfall Island mentions a "Ferris Wheel boarding area" when translated into Japanese. "Ferris Wheel" comes from the inventor of the Ferris wheel, the American engineer George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr, a man that certainly did not and does not exist in the Zelda universe.
Fridge Brilliance suggests there is as much chance as there being a Ferris who invented the wheel in Wind Waker as there was in the real world. There even IS a "Ferrus" who appears in Spirit Tracks
Given that Zelda characters are technically speaking Hylian, Translation Convention could be at work. The Zelda-verse may have a term for Ferris Wheel in their own language that does not reference Ferris' name, but the words we see are translated into our language.