Pronounciation of AT-AT Walker?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by AT-AT Walker, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. AT-AT Walker Jedi Youngling

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    I've always called it the Ay-Tee Ay-Tee Walker. I swear I heard it on a commercial for the toy, but when I found the commercial on Youtube, the toy was called At-At.



    Where did I get Ay-Tee Ay-Tee from?
  2. Merkual Force Ghost

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    it's AT-AT (atat)

    just as TIE Fighters aren't Tee Eye Eee Fighters :p
  3. Jedi General Gelderd Force Ghost

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  4. Admiral Volshe Chosen One

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    I prefer A-T-A-T or Imperial Walkers.

    They say it both ways in the games. Battlefront I know for a fact says both.
    Plus the AT-ST. Is that 'at-ssst' or Aytee-Estee? I say the latter, always have.
    For continuity's sake I think that AT-AT should be the same pronunciation.
  5. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    Yeah I always pronounced them as AT-AT.
  6. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  7. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    I was in the Ay-tee Ay-Tee camp for DECADES, I'm not even kidding, I was too young to see any ads for them, the making of ESB videotape I had since the 80s only referred to them as "snow walkers", in ESB they only say "Imperial walkers", then I heard a co-worker call them At At's and then DVD commentary for ESB Ben Burt called them At ats. I was living a lie! Problem is "Ay-tee Ay-tee" pronunciation is in my brain for so long, I still think it's that!

    I hope in Ep. 7 somebody calls them "Ay-tee Ay-tee". Somehow, I would feel vindicated. And then everyone ELSE would have been wrong for decades! ah-hah--ah-ah-ah-aha!!
    Last edited by BigAl6ft6, Sep 23, 2013
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  8. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Is this a trick question? Clearly you would pronounce it however Mr. and Mrs. Walker named you...
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  9. Winston_Sith Force Ghost

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    I bet civilians, and armchair military "experts" and Imperial Officers appearing on the in-world GFFA holonet version of the Military Channel call them Ay-Tee-Ay-Tees, while the troopers who use them and/or whoever they're up against call them "AT AT"s, or just "walkers" for brevity's sake. Also, I bet none of the "experts" on the GFFA holonet version of the Military Channel would ever call AT-STs "Chicken Walkers" either....
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  10. QsAssistant Jedi Grand Master

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    I say both but I think I most often say at at, but when I say AT-ST I pronounce it as a-t-s-t.
  11. Separatist101 Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree, I pronounce it "Ay-Tee-Ay-Tee", it's more natural to me than "at-at", like you say you don't pronounce "AT-ST" "at-ssst", so why pronounce AT-AT "at-at", if "AT-ST" is pronounced "Ay-Tay-Estee" it's only logical to pronounce "AT-AT" "Ay-Tee-Ay-Tee"
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  12. TX-20 Force Ghost

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  13. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    A-T-A-T, because it is consistent with the pronunciations of A-T-S-T and A-T-P-T.
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  14. JediGirl_Angelina Force Ghost

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    Wow, so weird. Guess I've been pronouncing wrong it all these years! I've always said "ay-tee-ay-tee". :p
  15. DarthRelaxus Chosen One

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  16. Separatist101 Jedi Grand Master

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    Agreeing with what someone else said, you also don't pronounce "AT-PT" as "at-puht", it's "Ay-Tee-Pee-Tee", I wanted to edit me original post, but I don't seem to be able to
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  17. SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Grand Master

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    I always pronounce it Ay-Tee Ay-Tee. Surprised to see so many people pronounce it as at-at.
  18. Darth Eddie Force Ghost

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    "at at" just sounds so... cool.

    "What's that?" "Run! It's an at at!"

    Although generally people tend to soften the first T when they say it so its more like "ad at"
  19. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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  20. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    The people I know pronounce it as ay tee ay tee as well. I hardly ever hear people pronounce it @@.
  21. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    I personally think At at sounds stupid, so I have always said Ay-Tee-Ay-Tee, but mostly because it lines up with Ay-Tee-Ess-Tee and Ay-Tee-Pee-Tee, etc. Funnily enough, I did used to say "Four-Lom" instead of "Four-El-Oh-Em", but I have always said "Tie" and "Arc-one-seventy" instead of "Tee-Eye-Ee" and "Ay-Ar-See-One-Seventy".
  22. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    I say A-T-A-T and get annoyed when people say it the other way.
  23. JediGirl_Angelina Force Ghost

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    Funny. I just watched the Making of Robot Chicken SW and they said "atat" too. :S
  24. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    This is one of those odd words which sound nothing like their spelling. In the film, they actually pronounced "AT-AT" as "Imperial".
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  25. Pensivia Force Ghost

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    I always thought it was "At-at" (rhyming with cat).

    And I also just want to say that I love the fact that this thread has 24 replies so far...no SW detail is too small to be considered and discussed here on our beloved JCF, and I love that:)