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Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by Nemik, Nov 26, 2005.

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  1. Nemik

    Nemik Jedi Youngling

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    Hello everyone I have always wonder as some of you probably have on pronunciations of some of the star wars characters' names and I'm sure some of you out there know the real way to pronounce these characters. some of them I'm pretty sure that I'm pronouncing correctly other I'm unsure

    Anyways here are a few that I am having a debate on, with friends and family and have no sure way of proving one way or another. You know some people unless it's in the movies or george lucas himself pronounces it then they just won't believe you. And after a while it gets tiring when you talk about star wars and all they want to do is correct you on what think it should sound like. I just want to know if I am infact pronouncing some them right and others I have no idea.

    jaina solo
    jacen solo
    exar kun
    prince xizor
    saelt-marae
    horox ryder
    melee
    tzizvvt
    shaak ti
    ask aak
    fema baab
    fiolla

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Xizor is the only one I had trouble with. I think I eventually found a source that told me to pronounce it "sheezor", though.
     
  3. Nemik

    Nemik Jedi Youngling

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    Yes thank you that is the one I was having the most trouble with
     
  4. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Shaak Ti is spoken in the Clone Wars cartoons and in a deleted scene on the RotS DVD

    Jacen is basically Jason
    (only, I refuse to call im that and make it Jah-sen, even if it's 'wrong')

    I'd say the rest is pretty straightforward (except tzizvvt - and I thought Skynxnex was hard to pronounce)
     
  5. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    jaina solo - Jay-na
    jacen solo - Jay-son
    exar kun - Ex-ar Koon
    prince xizor - Sheezor (Although I still say Zi-zor)
    saelt-marae - Saalt-Maraa
    horox ryder - (W)Hor(e)-Ox
    melee - Mey-ley
    tzizvvt - Tziz-ut (Tz = Czar/Tsar)
    shaak ti - Shok Tee
    ask aak - Ask Ark
    fema baab (Fe-Ma Barb)
    fiolla (Fee-oll-ah)

    That's how I mainly do it.
     
  6. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jay-na? I always say Jah-ee-nah

    maybe to make it sound interesting (unlike Jason...)
     
  7. Jedi Girl of Corellia

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Here's one for you all

    Ysanne Isard.
     
  8. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    e-zann eye-zard
    probably too germanized ;)
     
  9. Jedi Girl of Corellia

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Actually that's how I've always said it.
     
  10. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    That's Ehsanne ( y as in Lyn) Eesard
     
  11. Nemik

    Nemik Jedi Youngling

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    Well... Thanks for the help it seems as though some of them have can't be said for certain I geuss. Thanks for the help :)
     
  12. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Eesard"

    Doesn't it have to be eye-zard because they turn it into Iceheart? ;)
     
  13. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    Like that, but i pronounce the e. More E-zann-y eye-zard. Thats how I always pronounced it and how its done on my audio book of the bacta war.
     
  14. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Until this thread I have never thought about the fact that Isard can sound as iceheart.
     
  15. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Me neither. I always pronounced it Ee-zanne Is-'ard.

    This is the one I always struggled with:

    Zsinj

    For some reason I always pronounce it like Zjinkx :p
     
  16. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aaron Allston told us at Jedi-Con
    not sure how to write it out, though

    "zinj", basically
     
  17. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Like 'singe' perhaps?
     
  18. BrotherHalo

    BrotherHalo RSA Emeritus and Heckler star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's fun to massacre names! Here's how I've always ripped them apart...

    jaina solo - JAY-nuh
    jacen solo - JAY-sen
    exar kun - EK-zar koon
    prince xizor - originally I pronounced it ZEE-zor, until I read somewhere it was SHEE-zor as mentioned above
    saelt-marae - SAY-elt muh-RAY - now that's butchering it!
    horox ryder - HOR-ox RYE-der
    melee - MAY-lay
    tzizvvt - TSI-zvit - Ack. That's always a tough one.
    shaak ti - SHACK tee
    ask aak - ASK awk (you know, like the sound in the word bazaar...)
    fema baab - FEE-muh bawb
    fiolla - FEE-yowla

    Certainly we can find more names we have troubles pronouncing? I know I do!

     
  19. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I always pronounce shaak ti as shack.. even though I know it sounds like shock.. I just like shack

     
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