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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby spagirlval » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:10 pm

I didn't know that about Shiobhan. Thanks so much! 8-)
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby jenni_elyse » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:16 pm

dragon-girl wrote:
jenni_elyse wrote:The only name that I had a problem pronouncing was Aro. I always pronounce it like an arrow, but then I have to remember that it's Italian, so the "a" would be pronounced like the "a" in father. :roll:

Isn't that how you pronounce an arrow anyway, with the sound like in father? (Or is this just my British accent?)

I've never thought that arrow would be pronounced differently in British English, but then again, I never knew pasta was pronounced differently either until I met my friend from England. In American English, the "a" in arrow would be pronounced like the "ea" in heaven.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby 22.FireandIce » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:20 pm

ugh. it ruined me when my friend said S-me,
and she also said Em-Meet
it was pretty bad, but she was young ;]
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby NessieCullen » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:17 pm

Miss Vengeance wrote:Haha, you're definitely not the only one.

I kept pronouncing it See-oh-bon. Talk about embarrassing. It's such a misleading name!

Oh, I totally said it like that too. I heard the MuggleCast interview and I'm like who the niflheim is she talking about?
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby outoftheloop » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:08 pm

lol. i thought siobhan was pronounce see-oh-bon too. who would though it had such a weird pronounciation? i feel so dumb now. :oops:
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby AgentCross » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:31 pm

Yeah, I just listened to the audio books. She pronounces Aro like arrow. And Esme and S-may.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby Twilight<3 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:51 pm

Alphie wrote:I say You-lee for Uley.

And I say Nah-HUE-el for Nahuel. When in doubt, I go with the obvious.

However, I hope I'm not the only person this totally clueless out there. Siobahn is pronounced Sha-Vaun. Pel had a good laugh at me over this one, so please speak up if you didn't know that was how it was pronounced!

Yeah, that's how I say Uley.

But for Nahuel, I always pronounce it like Nah-OUL (tight on the ou part.. and I say it like between an o and a u.) Haha, I think that's my french doing that...
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby Midnight_Sunshine » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:27 am

Thanks! That helps alot! I was saying Siobahn and a couple others wrong. I need to print this out! lol
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby vamp na hEireann » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:16 pm

lol. i thought siobhan was pronounce see-oh-bon too. who would though it had such a weird pronounciation? i feel so dumb now.

:lol: Yeah the Irish language does have some pretty weird pronunciations.There's meant to be a line above the a in Siobhán like that but it only makes a difference if you understand the basics of Irish so...yeah.just a bit of useless information. :D
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Postby Our Icy Affection » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:36 pm

I'm still confused.

Is it pronounced as Lay-Push?

or La Push, as in la la la, as it is spelled?


i thought Siobahn was see-oh-bon too. now its Shiv-awn.

i thought Aro was like arrow when you're talking in english. when you're speaking in italian, i don't think they have the "arrow" sound, so they say ahro.

am i right?
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