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DannikJerriko wrote:
Just looking and never having heard that, Iwould use a hard G...


The fact that I speak fluent French influences my pronunciation choices. In French, a G followed by an E is pronounced softly. "Gai" would be "gay", "Geai" would be "Jay" (or, "Zhay").
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It's supposed to be that way in English too, but a lot of people don't seem to know that pronunciation rule.

Also idk how much pronunciation rules apply in Star Wars anyway. Smile
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Very true, Cerrinea. A general rule of thumb that I've followed is that the writers spell it how they want to pronounce it. Though the EU has messed up my rule, on more than one occasion!
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Just thought of another one; how does one pronounce Wyyyrlok? I say Wer-lock, but I just realised that Kashyyyk is Cash-eek but to me that doesn't look like Weer-lock...
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Well, Kashyyyk is supposed to be kash-EEK unless you're Bastila, in which case it's KASH-ik. But I say WER-lock too.

Speaking of Bastila, I find it quite funny that everyone in KotOR except Juhani pronounces her name wrong. I pronounce it BAS-ti-la because that's how Carth says it, and he's the first character you meet and he says her name tons of times because you're looking for her. But there is one point where someone comes up to Bastila while you're traveling and asks her if she's Helena's daughter, and Bastila says, "I am bas-TEE-la, yes." So if Bastila pronounces her own name bas-TEE-la, that must be the correct way, wouldn't you say? And if so, then only one other character pronounces it correctly, and that would be Juhani. Except that Bastila's mother pronounces her name BAS-tee-la. And we already know that Bastila can't pronounce Kashyyyk. So which is it? As I said, I said BAS-ti-la, but that's just preference. Just like how I refuse to say TWEE-lek.
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Jaina Solo Fel wrote:
Just like how I refuse to say TWEE-lek.


I say TWEE-lek... But I say Bastila both ways, as I've never played KOTOR Embarassed so that's just having read it, never heard it. But I tend to say "bas-TEE-la" more.
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Another -

Weequay - Is it "wee-kee" or "wee-kway" or "wee-kay"? Personally, I say "wee-kee".
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DannikJerriko wrote:
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Weequay - Is it "wee-kee" or "wee-kway" or "wee-kay"? Personally, I say "wee-kee".


I say "wee-kway" because of the qu in it which to me means the sound "kwa"
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Well, I'm going by the word for harbour, a quay, you can look it up. I used to live near a place called "Clarke Quay" and it's pronounced "key".
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I seem to remember playing Jedi Academy, and at the beginning of one level Kyle Katarn gets interrupted in the middle of a story abot a Weequay. I beieve he pronounced it WEE-kway, if I remember correctly.
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DannikJerriko wrote:
Just thought of another one; how does one pronounce Wyyyrlok? I say Wer-lock, but I just realised that Kashyyyk is Cash-eek but to me that doesn't look like Weer-lock...


I've always said WIRE-lock. But that's just me.
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Just thought of another; what about Mos Eisley? I say "moz EYEZ-lee" as opposed to soft s.

And Oppo Rancisis. Is the "c" soft or hard? "ran-KIYE-sis" or "ran-SIGH-sis", both rhyme with "man-pie-Chiss" Cool
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We know how to say Moss Eisley. It was said in ANH.
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Jaina Solo Fel wrote:
I seem to remember playing Jedi Academy, and at the beginning of one level Kyle Katarn gets interrupted in the middle of a story abot a Weequay. I beieve he pronounced it WEE-kway, if I remember correctly.


"Then Jan punched the Weequay right in the-"

How about Ulic Qel-Droma?

I always pronounced it Oolick, but Lance Henriksen pronounces it Yoo-lick. The radio drama pronounces it Oolick as well. Interesting it pronounces Exar Kun's name as Koon, while I had always thought it was pronounced phonetically until KOTOR pronounced it Koon.

Man, these radio dramas make me nostalgic.

I take their and the audiobooks pronunciations with a grain of salt in general though. The original Heir to the Empire pronounced the Executor as Execute-er rather than Exec-yoo-ter.

Also I haven't read this thread so if Ulic has been brought up whoops. Theoretically I could have already posted it a long time ago and forgot. If so, feel free to bring it to my attention and/or laugh at me.


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To my knowledge, Ulic hasn't been brought up before - but even if it had, I wouldn't worry about it. For example, 'Hapes' has been brought up in the past, and a consensus has been reached that it's monosyllabic, yet I bring it up because I say it as 'hay-pees'.

As for Ulic, I say 'oo-lik', much like ukulele. And 'Qel-Droma' as 'quel (like the French quel) Droe-ma'.

And Oppo Rancisis I say 'opp-o ran (to rhyme with ban) siss-iss'.
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