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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby jenni_elyse » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:17 am

spookybell wrote:is it fair to think that Volturi is pronounced "VOL - Tree" ?


Volturi is pronounced Vohl-tehr-ee (the tehr is pronounce like fir as in fir tree).
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby YourFavoriteAries » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:47 am

jenni_elyse wrote:
spookybell wrote:is it fair to think that Volturi is pronounced "VOL - Tree" ?


Volturi is pronounced Vohl-tehr-ee (the tehr is pronounce like fir as in fir tree).


Whoa, really?

So it's like Vol-Fur-ee?
:o :?

Well, I'm most definitely NOT the only that's been saying that wrong.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby jenni_elyse » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:50 am

Well, the T is still a t, not an F. I was just saying that the er sound is like in fir. Sorry that wasn't obvious or clear.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby YourFavoriteAries » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:59 am

jenni_elyse wrote:Well, the T is still a t, not an F. I was just saying that the er sound is like in fir. Sorry that wasn't obvious or clear.


Oh, lol....

Ok I've got it now. I thought it was some crazy Italian pronunciation...
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby porschejacker XD » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:54 pm

Wow really? I always thought it was Vol- ture- ee.
like the ure as in sure.
i guess ive been saying it wrong?
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby porschejacker XD » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:03 pm

fireice99 wrote:I was one of the many clueless who pronounced Siobhan like See-Oh-Bon. I still say it that way in my head even though I know it's wrong! Shiv-awn is going to take time to get used to.

I also pronouned Aro like "arrow." To answer the Brit who thought Arrow is normally pronounced like Aro anyway, here in America we don't. We pronounce "Arrow" like we do "Air", not "Ar" like a pirate. :) I've been saying Arrow in my head so much as well, this will take time to get used to Arrrro. Hah. Now I keep picturing Aro as a pirate. A bloodsucking, red-eyed pirate. What a scary sight. Far cry from good ol' Jack Sparrow, that's for sure :!:

Getting a little off topic now, just wanted to comment that yet another person was clueless about some of the names in SM's books. Though I'm proud to say I DID know how to pronounce Carlise, Esme, and Rosalie's names. I'm proud of that fact, at least. Heh. :geek:


So do you say Sparrow as in Captain Jack like sp-air-ow?
Sorry, Im english and i dunno how the american accent works.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby jenni_elyse » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:24 pm

porschejacker XD wrote:Sorry, Im english and i dunno how the american accent works.


You are correct! ;)
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby spookybell » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:11 pm

I just got the audio books. I wonder how the reader, Ilyana Kadushin, knows how to pronounce all of these words and if she was able to speak with SM to get the official pronounciation. I love to read books and then listen to the audio. It teaches me how to pronounce things.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby Lizardpolisher » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:22 am

Hopefully with the Twilight Saga: Official Guide Stephenie will put pronounciations for each name. I know I am saying about have of the names wrong :lol:
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby jenjan24 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:16 am

I'm just glad that you all made a thread for this. It definatly helps. Thanks!! I wasn't sure how to pronouce the Volturi so this helped me a lot.
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