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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #510 on: November 28, 2007, 03:03:10 pm
I pronounce Aelyrin  "AIL-a-rin"
I pronounce TakaM  "TAH-kah EM"
I pronounce Helm  "Helm"

Compared to these (excluding Helm) my name is easy to pronounce.

Yup.

FAWKTUH-BLAWRD

;D

A vulgarization of the swedish pronounciation.

My nick is pronounced 'Jäd'

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #511 on: November 28, 2007, 11:09:49 pm
"uh-DARE-yes", helm's is closest to how i imagined it
"AIR-lin"
"FAUK-tuh-blaad"
"TAkuh-Em"
"Jad", like Dad :P

"Helm", not as throaty as the greek i suppose

baccaman is one i always get wrong.  I always think "backgammon" like the game
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #512 on: November 28, 2007, 11:22:39 pm
"Jad", like Dad :P

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btw, english is WORTHLESS for making phonetic explanations.

We have to render a swedish 'a' as 'aw' or 'uh' when it's really neither. ): And so on, for like every language there is. Except for english.

Describing german, swedish, spanish or japanese with english pronounciation is worthless ):
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #513 on: November 28, 2007, 11:26:56 pm
"au" seems to work ok for the neither aw nor uh sound (my swedish friend nazo confirms)

swedish pronunciation is not so difficult, you just have to remember the invisible H at the end of every word.  it's like Gaelic (which im sure EVERYONE here knows :P)

the tricky part is that swedish and english have so many cognates.  take "spade" for instance (which is also a homograph); in english, it's "speid" and in swedish it's "spaa-dh"
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #514 on: November 29, 2007, 01:34:23 am
I think probably the only way to really tell how someone pronounces something is to hear them say it. @__@

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Reply #515 on: November 29, 2007, 01:48:54 am
"au" seems to work ok for the neither aw nor uh sound (my swedish friend nazo confirms)

swedish pronunciation is not so difficult, you just have to remember the invisible H at the end of every word.  it's like Gaelic (which im sure EVERYONE here knows :P)

the tricky part is that swedish and english have so many cognates.  take "spade" for instance (which is also a homograph); in english, it's "speid" and in swedish it's "spaa-dh"

spaa-deh

O:

You must pronounce the 'e'!

But yeah, pronouncing swedish is like putting and 'h' after each word and then take away all the diphthong-sounds O: (omg dipthong, what a word.)

I mean, why is it that 'spade' in english is written like that when it should've been 'spayd' or at least 'spaed'? But 'boat' is not spelled 'bote'? English doesn't follow its own pronounciation rules. Ever. I mean: 'Aisle'. WTF!?!?

Sweden DO have diphthongs, but they're all dialectal O: (dialectal, does that word even exist?)

Like in 'Skåne' (not pronounced skayn but 'skawneh' (aw or more like 'oo' in 'door' skoor(-r)ne)) where Hej (hey=hello) turns into Hay, a way more wider diphthong.

Or like 'bil', normal swedish, 'beel', skånska: 'baeyl'.

Yay dialects (:
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #516 on: November 29, 2007, 02:58:45 am
I for one welcome our new Robot Santa overlord.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #517 on: November 29, 2007, 06:20:40 am
hmm, when i hear nazo speak it's not a voiced vowel, im not sure how to write that other than h.  If i know how to place a schwa i would :P

spah-deh is DEFINITELY not how she's saying the word :P

Edit: copied schwa from wikipedia :P

Spah-də
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Reply #518 on: November 29, 2007, 09:49:59 am
D:

I closed the store an hour late tonight.. how the hell did time manage to slip away from me that much?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #519 on: November 29, 2007, 03:37:55 pm
adarias is 'a dA ree as' for me. I am greek, I pronounce things like a greek.

Takam is similarly, 'TA kam'.
Nods, nods, except the greek part.
"uh-dAr-yas","tAh-kam"
"Baboy" is Filipino for pig.