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How Do You Pronounce 'Zekk'? {A Pronuciation Centre} PLEASE JOIN!!!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Courtney_Solo, Aug 23, 2005.

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  1. Courtney_Solo

    Courtney_Solo Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, go ahead, say it.

    I DUNNO HOW TO PRONOUNCE VERY WELL!!!!

    (I was having an arguement and I NEED to know how...PLEASE! [face_praying] )

    PLEASE help me know how to pronounce 'Zekk'!!!

    Edit: OK, here's an idea, how about I have a few people say 'sure' about helping people who can't pronounce 'Zekk' and/or anything else come in and see if anyone needs anymore help? Right now my list is:

    Me :D (And even I need help!!!

    PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING!!!
     
  2. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    You pronounce it "zeck", I believe. Just like how it looks, really.
     
  3. Exeter

    Exeter Jedi Master star 4

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    I would agree with Kudzu. It doesn't make much sense to me for it to be anything else, not with the double 'K'.

    I'd pronounce it "zeck".
     
  4. Drabbo_Fett

    Drabbo_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I pronounce it "SOO-zen," but I may be in a minority there. [face_mischief]
     
  5. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Not a big fan of the poor guy, are you then?
     
  6. RK_Striker_JK_5

    RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Tiny, tiny, almost non-existent minortiy... ;)

    I pronounce it 'Zek'.
     
  7. Agent_Jaid

    Agent_Jaid Jedi Master star 5

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    two of my friends pronounced it "Zee-k". :p I went insane with that... I agree with just about everyone in pronouncing it "Zeh-ck"

     
  8. YodaKenobi

    YodaKenobi VIP star 6 VIP

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    "Kyp Durron."
     
  9. Neo-Paladin

    Neo-Paladin Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, I pronounce Zekk, "ZEE-`k".

    YodaKenobi, why would you pronounce Zekk, "Narcissus"?
    :p
     
  10. Dev_Binks

    Dev_Binks Jedi Knight star 6

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    Zekk=Lily-livered-Han Solo-wannabe.
     
  11. JediJainaSoloFel

    JediJainaSoloFel Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [face_laugh] You're too much.

    Seriously though, I'm pretty sure it's pronounced zeh-k.
     
  12. Vongchild

    Vongchild Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm ashamed of you, Dev! :p

    Zeck for me, but with more accent on the ck sound.
     
  13. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I admit to being a Zee-k (as in EEEEK!) pronouncer :p

    I can't help it, to me Zeh-ck sounds too much like Yeck!
     
  14. TKeira_Lea

    TKeira_Lea Jedi Knight star 5

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    Zee-k? That sounds like farmer boy. [face_laugh]

    I didn't even know it was in question. Zekk = Zeh'k

    Of course as the owner of a four-lettered last name, I know it's entirely possible for people to slaughter something as simple as that. ;)

     
  15. NarundiJedi

    NarundiJedi Jedi Master star 6

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    I've always said it as "Zeck" because I figured you needed more than one vowel in the word to produce the long vowel sound.

    Don't even get me started on last names. ;) Now that I'm married, people won't even TRY to pronounce my new last name.

    Jae O:)
     
  16. FelsGoddess

    FelsGoddess Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    So its said Zech? I always thought it was Z-EEK, but then I learned that that was spelled Zeke, so I didn't know how to say it. :p
     
  17. Courtney_Solo

    Courtney_Solo Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm with FelsGoddess, that's the way I always said it, but then I read a book that had a character called 'Zeke' and I was like "Waaaaiiiiittttt....." :D

    Thanks 4 everyone's help! I will now change this into a Centre where everyone can ask about mis-pronounced words. :D Enjoy!
     
  18. FelsGoddess

    FelsGoddess Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    I saw the name in the book, but didn't make the connection until my friend was looking at baby names. She read off some from a list and said Zeke. Later that day, I was reading, um, well I really don't remember which book, but he was in it. I saw the name and the lightbulb turned on.
     
  19. Lusa_Thul

    Lusa_Thul Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, I say it Zeh-ck. But I am the absolute last person in the face of the planet you want to ask about pronouncing things, trust me! :p
     
  20. PonyTricks

    PonyTricks Jedi Master star 4

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    I pronounce it (in my mind) as EEK (as in a mouse!) with a Z in the front! :p
     
  21. ZekksGoddess

    ZekksGoddess Jedi Master star 4

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    I've always pronounced it the way it looks...Zekk (Ze-ck)...it never even occured to me to be Zeek or something different...hmm...
     
  22. Vongchild

    Vongchild Jedi Master star 5

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    Hey, how about the pronounciation of Jacen? I've always said it like Jason, but one of my friends says it "Jah-ken." How would you tackle it?
     
  23. Exeter

    Exeter Jedi Master star 4

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    That one has to be pronounced like "Jason". There were Hebrew variants spelled "Jacen"...unless you're assuming entire new general rules of pronounciation, I don't think it would be "Jah-ken".

     
  24. Ben_Watson

    Ben_Watson Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'm with all who say it's pronouced: 'Zeck'. That's what I've always done. It's never been any diffrent.
     
  25. AlrikFassbauer

    AlrikFassbauer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "Zekk" sounds a bit like the German name of a parasite, the "Zecke". Actually, German pronounciation of the letter "z" is different from Englisch. The Englisch "z" sounds for German ears rather like a German "s", only softer. The German "z" instead sounds like a "ts" sound. So a German only reading the translations and not knowing anything about the English language would pronounce it "Tsekk".
     
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