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

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

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

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    This.
     
  4. LittleMissNightsaber

    LittleMissNightsaber Jedi Youngling star 3

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

    Xicer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I usually say Ten-en-ee-el Jo
     
  6. Darth Dreadwar

    Darth Dreadwar Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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-

    -Gundark- Jedi Knight star 4

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    I've looked everywhere google will let me and cannot find it, but does anyone know the correct pronunciation of [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ghes_Orade]Ghes Orade[/link]? Jess or Guess and Ore-aid or Or-odd-eh? Close? Way off? Any help here would be hot.

    Thanks [face_peace]
     
  8. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Xicer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I just say Gez Oh-rade.
     
  10. -Gundark-

    -Gundark- Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Arutha2321 Jedi Knight star 1

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    How do you pronounce Zsinj?
     
  12. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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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

    Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Xicer Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Knight star 6

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    Jaina is "JAY-nah", right?

    Because the other way sounds like a nickname for female privates...
     
  16. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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

    mxcp204 Jedi Knight star 2

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    I ready it as ERA-mooth.
     
  18. Lord_Hydronium

    Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How do you pronounce "bumped"?
     
  19. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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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".
     
  20. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Awe-full-right-ing.
     
  21. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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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

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Whee, Sheera Bree, Carpeeshin.
     
  24. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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