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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by ringswraith » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:18 pm

I would say it's pronounced the English way, sounding like "aisle." There's also Carlisle's name...

The Portuguese word for "island" is "ilha" (which I'm told sounds like "eel-ya" but the "y" sound is barely there), so they wouldn't be spelling it "isle" if they were aiming for the Portuguese pronunciation.

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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by selle » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:27 pm

Actually the only name which was pretty hard to pronounce was Siobahn :D.
I'm from Bosnia, and I have no problem with those "clear" pronunciation like Aro, Marcus, Esmee... Actually in my country, Esma is very popular name, and it is pronounced pretty similar to Esmee :D
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by dazzel21 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:47 am

I used to pronounced the "mee" as me not may so I had trouble with Renesmee, Esme and Renee :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by Max 28 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:50 am

Wow, I never realised that was the pronunciation of Siobahn haha. I'd also had trouble with Quileute (I said Quil - LIGHT) so it's good to understand that as well. Otherwise I was sweet with the other names.

Maybe not Nahuel. I kinda say: Na (A as in cat) - HULE (Like mule) :|

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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by VirginiaMay » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:28 am

selle wrote:Actually the only name which was pretty hard to pronounce was Siobahn :D.
I'm from Bosnia, and I have no problem with those "clear" pronunciation like Aro, Marcus, Esmee... Actually in my country, Esma is very popular name, and it is pronounced pretty similar to Esmee :D
It's funny, I had never seen that name spelled in the originial Celtic ever before reading BD last fall. EVER. (I had to google it as soon as I saw it to find out how to pronounce it and see if it was a real name.) Now, just a few months later there is a Siobahn on American Idol's newest season. I guess it is a real name after all. :-)

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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by Jestak » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:22 pm

VirginiaMay wrote:
selle wrote:Actually the only name which was pretty hard to pronounce was Siobahn :D.
I'm from Bosnia, and I have no problem with those "clear" pronunciation like Aro, Marcus, Esmee... Actually in my country, Esma is very popular name, and it is pronounced pretty similar to Esmee :D
It's funny, I had never seen that name spelled in the originial Celtic ever before reading BD last fall. EVER. (I had to google it as soon as I saw it to find out how to pronounce it and see if it was a real name.) Now, just a few months later there is a Siobahn on American Idol's newest season. I guess it is a real name after all. :-)
I was lucky when it came to Siobhan; one of my favorite novelists, Ian Rankin, has a major character named Siobhan Clarke (and she's a great character, by the way). As I recall, in one of the novels, she gives someone a tutorial on how to pronounce her name, or something like that.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by 3dw2rd Cull3n » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:42 pm

*giggle*

I read books, then I listen to the audiobook for it. Often, I listen for the names, if they dont have a key in the book. I remember at the beginning of likling twilight, I was completly confused by carlsle. I thought it was car-l-sly
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by TheLionsLamb » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:55 pm

danobanano wrote:I never had a problem with Renesmee (Re-Nez-May)
until my friend, and I'm not naming names but you know who you are, ruined it for me when she called her
Resume

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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by AyaDiefair » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:50 pm

danobanano wrote:I never had a problem with Renesmee (Re-Nez-May)
until my friend, and I'm not naming names but you know who you are, ruined it for me when she called her
Resume

Thanks a lot
Ahahaha! Now I won't be able to not say Resume. xD

When I first read Carlisle's name, I kept trying to say it with the "s" sound with it. Like Carl-i-S-le, and I thought it was such a weird name, then I watched the movie, and I was like; Ooh the S is silent! haha.

Another name I struggled with was Uley, I find myself saying oo-ley and Yu-ley. In NM movie I think they say Oo-ley.

I pronounce Nahuel as Na-uel with the "H" being silent, it seems to flow better.

I figured out how to say Quileute only cause I am originally from WA and have tons of Indian cities names you gotta pronounce and figure out how they are pronounced so...yeah. I.E Wenanchee, Sequim, Issaquah, and Puyallup.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

Post by VirginiaMay » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:41 pm

TheLionsLamb wrote:
danobanano wrote:I never had a problem with Renesmee (Re-Nez-May)
until my friend, and I'm not naming names but you know who you are, ruined it for me when she called her
Resume

Thanks a lot
OMG that made me laugh so much!

I must have said, Re-nay-se-may, for months.(Imagine that you're saying it with a heavy southern drawl.) I still catch myself doing it sometimes, but "resume" is funny. It's also a lot closer than what I was saying! Nessie is so much better for me personally.

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