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I think one of the character guides showed Xizor as "She-zor", but Zi-zor always made sense to me too. I don't know where "she" comes from with "x" but I'm not an English major Laughing
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Okay, here's one:

Qwi Xux: Kwee Zoo

I haven't a clue how to say that one. Any ideas?
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Qwee- Z-oo-cks

I'm not sure that does it justice but how does that seem?


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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
Okay, here's one:

Qwi Xux: Kwee Zoo

I haven't a clue how to say that one. Any ideas?



How about, "Hey you!" Laughing

Ok, seriously, how about "Q-wee Z- uh-zz" (rhymes with buzz)

Or maybe the Chinese pronounciation of the Q sound...Ch, so it becomes "Chewy" Laughing
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No, no. I'm afraid Chewy's already taken. Smile

I like 'Hey you!', though. Very Happy
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
No, no. I'm afraid Chewy's already taken. Smile

I like 'Hey you!', though. Very Happy


'You' for short Laughing I'm not sure about that one, but anyone's guess is as good as mine. I'll have to go digging through my New Essential Guide to Characters and see if she's at least in the back.
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Qwi Xux = "Cue Sucks" That's how I say it, and I'm not meaning to sound offensive Very Happy
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Qwee Zux
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Qwee Zux? That's probably how I would pronounce it. And I checked Wookieepedia and The New Essential Guide to Characters and couldn't find an entry on her, even under "other". If anyone has the first Essential Guide to Characters, check there; she may be mentioned there.
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What about audio books? Have they ever done one with her in it? That might help clear things up.
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audio books vs guides
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Remember, though, what I said about the essential guides saying it's pronounced one way but the audio books pronounce it another. That would be a good thing to look into, but if there is an audio book for that book, it may only be found in tape, if it could be found at all. I've only checked out the audio books from The Swarm War and the first four LotF books. If anyone does have an audio book with her in it, that wouldn't be a bad thing to check out. Smile
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LoL...its embarassing but I got every pronunciation wrong Embarassed .....oh well....I live in Pakistan cut me some slack....
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FatalFist wrote:
LoL...its embarassing but I got every pronunciation wrong Embarassed .....oh well....I live in Pakistan cut me some slack....


That's okay; how many times have I gotten many pronunciations wrong myself in SW Very Happy Usually I'm terrible with names in Japanese animes.
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See, I don't even know how to say that: animes. Now there was a name I was thinking of yesterday that I just forgot. Hmm...oh! Nolaa Tarkona. I can't decide if it should be:

No-Lah Tar-Cone-ah

or

No-Lay Tar-Cone-Ah (basing the double 'a' on Daala's pronunciation)

And I believe there was one more, but I've forgotten for the time being.
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Hey, this is a really interesting topic you've brought up here, Mara, well done. It's actually something I 'd been thinking about for a long time, I mean, most of the names are totally different.

Here's how I pronounce the names:
Ton Phanan - Not too complicated, like 'Tom' but with an n
Daala - Dah-la, I'm sorry, but 'Day-la' sounds a bit dumb to me
Vergere - I pronounce this like in the audio books, e.g. French style; Ver-je-er
Ysanne Isard - Esan Eye-sard
Sebatyne - Seh-ba-taa-in
Mara - Mar-uh, definitely
Exar Kun - Ex-zar Coon
Naga Sadow - Nah-ga Sad-ow
Even Piell - Even Pii-el
Xizor - She-zor (listen to the audiobook)
Cilghal - Sil-gal
Tycho Celchu - Tie-co Sell-coo
Nolaa Tarkona - No-Lah Tar-cone-ah
Qwi Xux - I used to say Kw-ee Zooks, but after learning the pronunciation of Xizor, maybe it should be Kw-ee Shooks? Not sure really

Basically, I try to get away from the standard english pronunciation and go for a more latin based approach, i.e. vowel sounds open rather than more closed (as they tend to be in english), this gives it a more exotic sound to english-trained ears.
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Okay...of course now that I'm reading Order 66, this is all going to bug me. How do you say all those Mandalorian words? Such as:

Aruetiise
Osik
Beskar'gam

Or however they're spelled. And all the rest of them, too. I have no idea! Oh, and Skirata's biological kids:

Ruusaan
Ijaat

Confused

Edit: Oh, oh, oh! And the Nulls names:

A'den
Kom'rk
Mereel
Prudii
Jaing
Ordo

Well Mereel, Ordo, and maybe Jaing are pretty self-explanatory, but the rest?
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