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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby porschejacker XD » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:20 pm

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

You are correct! ;)

Hahaha, I guess I'm just stupid. :lol:
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby Alice-Is-Awesome » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:32 am

What about the end of Renesmee.Is the -esmee part pronounced the same as Esme Cullen (between es-mee and es-may), or is it Es-mee?

I think I sorta switched between the two :PLOL
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby jenni_elyse » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:00 pm

Alice-Is-Awesome wrote:What about the end of Renesmee.Is the -esmee part pronounced the same as Esme Cullen (between es-mee and es-may), or is it Es-mee?

I think I sorta switched between the two :PLOL

Bella actually gives the pronunciation for Renesmee in Breaking Dawn. I don't have the exact page, but she says that it's pronounced like "may." So, it's Ruh-nez-may.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby Calicoxx » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:58 pm


If his name is English (I thought it was x.x) then why is that 's' not pronounced?
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby dragon-girl » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:49 pm

Calicoxx wrote:If his name is English (I thought it was x.x) then why is that 's' not pronounced?

His name is English. You pronounce the 'isle' bit of his name the same way you would for the word 'isle', eg, "I went to visit the isle of Skye."
And technically, if he still uses his British accent, it should be 'Carl-isle' with the emphasis on the second half of the word.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby Katelyn » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:10 pm

I'm irish so I never realised the name siobhan would cause a problem for anybody!Its such a common name here that i couldnt imagine people not knowing how it was pronounced but looking at it now i can imagine how strange it looks!!
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby spookybell » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:03 pm

Audio Book Update

Nope, you can't count on the audio book to pronounce everything correctly. As far as I am concered, there seems to be a problem with the reader saying the word Volvo.

oh well....

ALSO, I watched an interview on youtube where SM said Renesme's name. So, if I can find it again, I will post it so everyone can have the official pronounciation from the author.

funny thing is, when I "searched" Reneseme, the word RESUME popped up a lot. I laughed, remembering the earlier posts!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby JackyO » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:30 pm

And this whole time I thought I was pronouncing everything the right way. I'm kind of OCD when it comes to grammar. I always pronounced Esme like Es-Muh. I have no idea why. And it's kind of how I pronounce Renesmee. Re-nez-muh. (short e for the first part of the word.) :)
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Re: Pronounciation Key

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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby samajama » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:14 pm


I thought this was the one name we'd be able to pronounce since Bella told us, right here on page 327 of BD. :lol:

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