Lit The Official "How do I say that?" Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by mxcp204, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    That was my thinking when I first saw the names as well.
  2. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    I always say DEL-eeh-uh, and juh-RY-uh, mostly because I think of the name "Jeremiah."
  3. jSarek VIP

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    This.
  4. LittleMissNightsaber Jedi Knight

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    Does anyone know how to pronounce 'Teneniel Djo'.
  5. Xicer Jedi Master

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    I usually say Ten-en-ee-el Jo
  6. Darth_Dreadwar Force Ghost

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    Del-IYE-ah, Ja-RYE-ah, Ten-EN-ee-ul Jo. But a very soft J on the last one.
  7. -Gundark- Jedi Grand Master

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    I've looked everywhere google will let me and cannot find it, but does anyone know the correct pronunciation of Ghes Orade? Jess or Guess and Ore-aid or Or-odd-eh? Close? Way off? Any help here would be hot.

    Thanks [face_peace]
  8. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I'd say Guess Or-odd-eh
  9. Xicer Jedi Master

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    I just say Gez Oh-rade.
  10. -Gundark- Jedi Grand Master

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    Cool, thanks folks :)

    Building this costume for it's cool looks and I stopped reading post-ROTJ EU after Bakura came out, but I wanted to be able to pronounce it correctly, or at least in line with popular opinion.

    I rather like the S = Z thing, never thought of that.

    I think, unless Ms. Traviss corrects me someday, I'll go with "Gehz Or-odd-eh" for now, as Mando'ade seems to be Odd-eh more often than Aid according to Mando philology sites.

  11. Arutha2321 Jedi Grand Master

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    How do you pronounce Zsinj?
  12. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I've always thought of it as "sh-IN-j", the first part like a hard "sh" sound, with a lot of force, moreso than in the usual English use. I imagine it being spoken in a harsh Germanic tone too, for some reason.
  13. Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus

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    Like "Singe" but with a Z, according to the NEGTC.
  14. Xicer Jedi Master

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    Per Hydro. I just think of the "s" as silent.
  15. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Grand Master

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    Jaina is "JAY-nah", right?

    Because the other way sounds like a nickname for female privates...
  16. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Reading Allies currently, and "Eramuth" is driving me mad. ERA-mooth? eh-RAM-uth?
  17. mxcp204 Force Ghost

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    I ready it as ERA-mooth.
  18. Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus

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    How do you pronounce "bumped"?
  19. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    All the Revan talk is forcing me to confront a word I had been prepared to just let lie. Alas, I must ask...





    "Karpyshyn".
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  21. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I have one; Shira Brie.

    For some reason, I want to pronounce it "Shy-ra Bree", but looking it over, that can't be right. Is it "Sheera Bry", instead?

    Also, Whie, from Yoda Dark Rendezvous... "why" or "whee"?

    I would assume "Car-peh-shin", though don't quote me on it.

    Honestly, I think he's a better Kevin J Anderson. Very little subtlety or depth in his writing, but it never gets nauseating like some of KJA's can (Wedge and Qui Xux, in particular).

    Oddly enough, I've enjoyed the writing on all the games he's worked on, but his novels haven't been up to the same level... either games are more his territory, or the fact that there's a lot of other writers on staff there to even him out.
  22. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Whie is totally Whee (same as Brie is Bree), and while I admit that Sheera makes a certain amount of sense, it just doesn't sit right for me - Shy-ra all the way.
  23. Havac Former Moderator

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    Whee, Sheera Bree, Carpeeshin.
  24. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Hm, so we've got Sheera Bree, Sheery Bry, and Shyra Bree. The third one is the one I want to say just looking at the word, but my natural instinct for saying Sci-fi words is usually off a bit. I think the second one might be the flashiest sounding, but I don't know.
  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I like Shy-ra just because having the "ee" sound in both names is a little much.