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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby Lunna-san » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:26 pm

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Rosmelie wrote:One that I'm kind of curious on is Renata. Is it supposed to just be like "Reh-nahh-ta" or is there something I'm missing there?

And I always say Leah as Lee-uh, and now that I've heard the lovely Lexicon ladies say Lay-uh, I'm curious how it's supposed to be.

I was curious on Renata too. I always imagined it to be "Rhe-na-ta" but my friend says "Ren-et-ter" Which is right/closest?

I've always pronounced Leah "Lee-uh" I've never met anybody called Leah when you pronouce it as "Lay-uh." Just that paticular persons decision to have their name said like, that prehaps? I would imagine SM would want it pronounced "Lee-uh"


Yeah, it pronounces Reh-na-tah. It's a Latin name, so it's pronounces how you read it.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby addictedbooklover » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:50 am

Lunna-san wrote:It's a Latin name

It is? Yeah, I totally knew that...


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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby I.WANT.TO.BE.BELLA » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:40 am

I am annoyed at my friend for the pronounciation of Renesmee.
She got me mixed up when she said ' Hey, that sounds like resumee'
Arghhh...
By the way , I say Nahuel.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby when_the_sun_shines » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:47 pm

I just realized that I have been saying Nahuel (sp?) like "Ni-he-OOL" oopsies... :roll:

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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby I.WANT.TO.BE.BELLA » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:50 pm

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Lol about the way you said Nahuel.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby topazeyes2 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:45 pm

Tee Hee! When I first saw Carlisle I thought it was Carlizle and now my friends and I laugh and say Carlizle fo shizzle all the time! That's my story also do you pronounce Esme like May or me cause I say Me but all my friends say may so which one is it? :?
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby addictedbooklover » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:21 am

topazeyes2 wrote:That's my story also do you pronounce Esme like May or me cause I say Me but all my friends say may so which one is it? :?

I say Es-may, but I've seen somewhere else it's like a cross between me and may, which is confusing...
How do you pronounce Volturi? I've always assumed it's Vol-choo-ree, but I've heard some people say Voltaree, with a 't' instead of a 'ch,' and it all sort of mashed together.


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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby who_needs_fangs? » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:44 pm

When they say it's a cross they kinda mean it makes an 'eh' sound,
i.e: "Canadian, eh"?
If they had written "Es-meh" in the pronunciation key, it could be misinterpreted as the sound of indifference,
i.e: Do you want to go to the mall?
"Meh, I don't have any plans"

As for Volturi, I pronounced it with a longish 'o', a 'chur' like 'churning butter', 'ee' at the end, and emphasis on the 'chur' sound.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby addictedbooklover » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:04 am

who_needs_fangs? wrote:As for Volturi, I pronounced it with a longish 'o', a 'chur' like 'churning butter', 'ee' at the end, and emphasis on the 'chur' sound.

Yeah, that's what I thought. I'm not that bad with Italian pronounciation cos I took it for a year at intermediate :D


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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby I.WANT.TO.BE.BELLA » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:42 am

I used to say Carlisle.
Carl-is-slile
Until the movie came out and now i know it is.
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