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PostSubject: Character Name Pronunciation   Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:44 am

Given the ongoing debate about Archangel's name, I've been curious about how players pronounce their own characters names, or even the names of other player's characters.

For example, I say Arch's name as ARK-ain-jel, with the diminutive as simply 'Ark', but I know several people pronounce it as 'Arch'.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:59 am

Hi, Arch. ;D

Safefta Pardek:

Sah-fef-tah Par-Deck

Thelos th'Zhela

THELL-ohs thih-ZEL-ah

Nelkar Epath

Nell-car Eee-PATH

George Warden

Jorge WAR-den

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SIG-ma Noo


Pretty sure that covers every one of mine.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:45 pm

Here's one that I usually don't even pronounce right in my own head - Chira is a Centauran name, so she uses the Greek pronunciation of 'chi' (Chiron, Chiasmus, etc). Her name is properly pronounced "KAI-ruh" and not like "Kira".

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:56 pm

^ I've always pronounced her name like 'Chee-rah'. This is uncomfortable.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:20 pm

George Warden wrote:
^ I've always pronounced her name like 'Chee-rah'. This is uncomfortable.

Heh, don't worry. I've been pronouncing it as 'Kira', the same as in 'Kira Nerys'.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:47 pm

Archangel T'Koris wrote:


Heh, don't worry.  I've been pronouncing it as 'Kira', the same as in 'Kira Nerys'.

Heretics!

Nah, it's ok...I call her "Kira" half the time in my head, anyway...:P

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:45 am

Henriks Ābols
Hen-reeks Ah-buwa-ls (the "o" sound in Latvian makes an 'ooh-wah' type sound)

And I know how to pronounce Chira's name, but most of the time it's Chee-rah in my head....

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:04 pm

Henriks Ābols wrote:
Henriks Ābols
Hen-reeks Ah-buwa-ls (the "o" sound in Latvian makes an 'ooh-wah' type sound)

And I know how to pronounce Chira's name, but most of the time it's Chee-rah in my head....

I have to admit that my Latvian is...well, non-existent. I had been pronouncing it "Ables".

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:01 pm

Henriks Ābols wrote:
Henriks Ābols
Hen-reeks Ah-buwa-ls (the "o" sound in Latvian makes an 'ooh-wah' type sound)

And I know how to pronounce Chira's name, but most of the time it's Chee-rah in my head....

I've been pronouncing it 'Ah-bohls'. #fail

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:56 am

Thelos th'Zhela wrote:

I've been pronouncing it 'Ah-bohls'. #fail

It's probably how most would say it. And when I say/think it, my Spanish interferes. I want to stick an 'r' in there, because of the Spanish word for tree (arbol).

And a fun fact for those who don't know, "Ābols" means "apple" in Latvian. So in this case, an apple a day won't keep the doctor away.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:10 pm

I doubt there is any confusion concerning the pronunciation of my name, but just in case...

E-zak

If anyone has pronounced it otherwise, I'd be interested in knowing.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:24 pm

My Jewish influences make me pronounce it like 'E-zahch', with a throaty 'ch' sound at the end.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Name Pronunciation   Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:34 pm

Thelos th'Zhela wrote:
My Jewish influences make me pronounce it like 'E-zahch', with a throaty 'ch' sound at the end.

That's probably not entirely inappropriate, considering it's a combining of the names Ezekiel and Isaac.

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