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

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

  1. DarthIktomi Jedi Master

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    So if the Bothans sing about old Borsk, would it be an epic Fey'lya?
  2. Havac Former Moderator

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    I always pronounced it Fay-lee-a.
  3. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Ditto. That's also how they say it in X-Wing Alliance.
  4. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    I think the salient point is that the second syllable is stressed - it only sounds like "failure" if the first syllable takes more stress than the rest of it.
  5. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    Got one here: Lusankya.

    Is it LUS-AHN-KIE-AH? Or LOOSE-AN-KEY-AH?
  6. Havac Former Moderator

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    I say Loo-sahnk-yuh.
  7. TrakNar Chosen One

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    I say "Loo-sank-ya," as in "Lou sank ya ship."

    And since I've been hearing it spoken aloud all weekend... How do you pronounce "Boussh?" I say it as "Bush," but I've been hearing it being pronounced as "Bowsh."
  8. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    "Boosh". And "Loo-sahnk-ya".
  9. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    This, because of this.[/i]
  10. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Another Saga & CT Manager

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    Boussh = Bosh. Not sure why, it's how I was raised.

    Deliah = Dee LI ah. Rather like this.

    Jariah = Jair I ah. See above. Though JAIR e ah also works.

    Shira Brie = Sheera Bree. Originally I had it as "Bry" but then I made the cheese connection.

    Vergere = Ver JEER. I don't care what anyone says.

    Hapes = Grapes.

    Eramuth = AIR a muth (as in, "bad motha" "shut yo mouth")

    Yuuzhan Vong = YOU zhan Vong, pretty straightforward if you get the zh/j phoneme.

    Kuat = KOO aht. I would also accept KOO at, as in "I'm at the train station."

    Lusankya = Lou SANK iah (slight "ee" sound before the last a). Or the Lubyanka way (just not how it appeared in my mind's ear).
  11. DarthIktomi Jedi Master

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    Shysa has the y as in monopoly, not as in fly. Partially because of what the names mean in German.
  12. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Boussh: I've always used Boo-shh.

    Lusankya: Loo-sahnk-ya, as others have said.
  13. Duragizer Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not in the mood to read through the long list of posts in this thread. Has anyone touched on "Lettow" yet?
  14. TrakNar Chosen One

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    If not, I read it as "Leh-toe."
  15. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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  16. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    So I'm reading Labyrinth of Evil right now and it got me thinking. James Luceno. Is it a soft "c" as in loo-see-no, kind of like Lucy, or more like a "ch" sound like loo-chee-no?
  17. Havac Former Moderator

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  18. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    As long as it's here--"Uhumele"?
  19. Jeff_Ferguson Force Ghost

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    Soft C, baby!

    I always went with a soft C, and before that video, I had it semi-confirmed by various podcast interviews where the interviewers always pronounced it with a soft c and he never corrected them (even after they corrected his "Play-juss" pronunciation (that's how he pronounced it while he was writing the book!)).

    Even though it's probably a "Yoo" sound, I've always gone for "OO-HOO-mell." My mind did the same thing with Ulic, pronouncing it "OO-lick," throughout TOTJ until an answer in one of the letters columns said something like "A Ulic-centric issue" or something and I was like ahhhhhhh. But I still like OO-HOO-mell.
  20. jSarek VIP

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    I'm partial to "Oo-hoo-mell-ay," but that's probably just me.
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  21. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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  22. THE EVIL CLIFFIE Force Ghost

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    Dunno if it's been asked, but how the hell do you pronounce 'Jamaane'? Is it Ja-mahn-ay, Ja-mahn, or Ja-mayne? I think I've got 'Shimrra' down, but the second name is tripping me up.
  23. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    The correct Denning/Zahn era pronunciation, is:

    J'a'm'a'a'n'e
  24. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    @Jeff_Ferguson Thanks. I get my answer two years later, but better late than never! [face_laugh]
  25. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Skirata. Is it "SKEER-at-tah" or "Skih-RAH-tuh"?