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How to spell "Padawan"?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Samm the Hut, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. Samm the Hut

    Samm the Hut Jedi Youngling

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    I am arguing with some douchebag at my school on the spelling of "padawan". He spelled it "padawon" and I told him it was "padawan". He told me that spelling came around after The Empire Strikes Back. I'm not entirely sure about that, but regardless I think it is irrelevant as it has been spelled "padawan" for as long as I can remember and that spelling is widely accepted as the true one. So, which one is it?
     
  2. TheMadHatter

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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    Padawan

    it's never been Padawon
     
  3. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It's Padawan
     
  4. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  5. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Just ignore him.

    We all know its always been spelled Padawan and never Padawan.

    Phonetically though it is pronounced pæd^wan or pæd^w^n depending on your dialect.
     
  6. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    *edit
    (...)and never Padawon

    oops
    apologies all
     
  7. Julius Vernon

    Julius Vernon Jedi Knight star 3

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    An early 1973 note by GL has padawan spelled as "Padawaan," but there are no references to "Padawon."

    (Bold added)
     
  8. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [face_laugh]
    Padawaan, I like.

    and the reference to Journal of the Whills sure brings back memories. *sigh* :)
     
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  9. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    It's Padawan....

    O.K.

    From a guy who has to put on Disney ears instead of a blast helmet for a living.
     
  10. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    Well, there's your first problem...
     
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