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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Trisdin Gheer, Jan 12, 2014.

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  1. Trisdin Gheer

    Trisdin Gheer Jedi Knight star 2

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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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  3. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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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

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Sorry wrong thread.
     
  7. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It's pronounced Rupert, obviously.


    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
     
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  8. CommanderDrenn

    CommanderDrenn Jedi Knight star 4

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

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    How about Vergere?

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    I say "Ver-geer" (hard "g").
     
  13. Trisdin Gheer

    Trisdin Gheer Jedi Knight star 2

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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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

    CommanderDrenn Jedi Knight star 4

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

    With a hard g.
     
  18. windu4

    windu4 Jedi Master star 4

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    What about Jacen?

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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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  20. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

     
  21. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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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_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This sounds like a job for the Story Group.
     
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