Lit Mara Jade

Discussion in 'Literature' started by dokratr0, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. dokratr0 Jedi Master

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    Is it pronounced may-ra or ma-ra?
  2. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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  3. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    That's how I pronounce it too. So then how are Tahiri & Tenel Ka announced? A lot of the names of EU characters can be hard to pronounced.
  4. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Tah-HEE-ree
    TEN-ul Kah
  5. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    i thought it was Ta-hear-i and Ten-l-kah
  6. Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost

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    Sorry wrong thread.
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  7. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    It's pronounced Rupert, obviously.


    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
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  8. CommanderDrenn Jedi Grand Master

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    What about Jaina? I say Jay-nuh, but a friend says Jan-uh. Which one is correct?
  9. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    it has to be Jay-nuh. it not jan-uh
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  10. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Mah-ruh
    Tuh-eer-ee
    Teh-nel Kah
    Jay-nah
  11. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    How about Vergere?

    Is it Ver-jar or Ver-jeer?
  12. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    I say "Ver-geer" (hard "g").
  13. dokratr0 Jedi Master

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    So I've been pronouncing it wrong for years? Mah-ra Jay-de just sounds weird to me.
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  14. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Why does it sound weird? Personally I think it flows quite nicely–it would be harder for me to pronounce May-ra Jay-de than Mah-ra Jay-de.
  15. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    there are plenty of people named Mara, even in the Bible. It means bitter.
  16. Riven_JTAC Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, Mahr-ah Jay-de would certainly sound weird considering Jade is a single-syllable name/word. Pronounced just like the gem.
  17. CommanderDrenn Jedi Grand Master

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    I've always pronounced it "ver-ger-ee"

    With a hard g.
  18. windu4 Force Ghost

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    What about Jacen?

    Is it JAY-suhn or jay-SUHN?
  19. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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  20. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    According to the NEGTC pronunciation key it's "vur-JAIR."

    Since I have the book out:

    MAH-rah jade (one syllable, long A--"jade" not "jay-dee")

    tah-HEE-ree
    TEH-nel kah

    JAY-nah

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  21. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Jonathan Davis pronounces both syllables in Vergere's name as rhyming with "air." But then the original Heir to the Empire audio book pronounced Executor wrong.
  22. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    This sounds like a job for the Story Group.