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Rat_lady7

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« on: July 24, 2008, 06:46:56 pm »
Kind of a weird topic, but I do wonder how members pronounce their own usernames. For example for my username it's pretty simple to pronounce if you are slightly fluent with the english language. If you speak like an american you may say "Rat" with a short "a" sound, rather then if you are British and say it with a long "a". The "lady" part is sort of like that too. The american way of sounding out lady is more "rushed" than the how a british person may pronounce it.

I remember mispronouncing DH's username like "DarkHoromon" when it was supposed to be "Darkhouomon". :p

I hate it when I mispronounce words, so I'm just wondering how do you pronounce your own usernames?


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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 06:59:03 pm »
If you don't know how to pronounce my username, you shouldn't even be on this forum. :p I do have a few other usernames though including lbtlover, palaxax, and tlordame.  I don't think tlordame even has a pronunciation.  It's just a randomized combination of the letters in my last and middle names.  Palaxax is actually pronounced as pa-lax-is with the "is" part being pronounced as the word "is".  I just spell it as palaxax.  I don't know why.  To be honest, I was considering palaxax to be my username here.  I just thought of landbeforetimelover out of the blue.  I really thought it would have been taken, but I guess I was wrong.  I don't know why someone wouldn't want my username except for the fact that it's so long.  It's not a real issue for me though because I type at about 96 words per minute.

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 07:10:41 pm »
DarkHououmon is pronounced like this: Dark-how-ow-mon.

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 07:34:51 pm »
When I first heard of the word 'chronicler' a few years ago, I mispronounced it as 'chron-i-cler', when in fact the real pronunciation is 'cron-i-cler'. Also, another pronunciation it isn't is 'cron-i-cle-er'.

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 08:56:58 pm »
If you know how to pronounce the ever popular game, Pokemon, then you know how to pronounce my username, as it is derived from that and pronounced in the same fashion, just alternated.

If you're still having trouble, try this:

Just say, "poke a player" as if it was one word, and there ya go.

Oh, and the numbers are by themselves, not together.  So it's 9-8-4.  Not 984. :P:

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:o Not only do you put my computer skills to shame, you put my typing skills to shame.  I can only do about 1/4 of that. -_-

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 09:01:27 pm »
Mine's pronounced how it looks

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008, 11:45:54 pm »
Mine outta be simple: Kan-ser-ianne tie-grr ;).

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008, 12:16:09 am »
Mine is pronounced:

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2008, 07:52:08 am »
Nimrod, just like you spell it. the i like an i. Nimrod.

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008, 11:25:36 am »
My I would pronounce as three separate words but perhaps with a smaller gap between words than I would usually put in.
Claw and fang.

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2008, 04:15:26 pm »
pronounce my name is as easy as going to the toilet, although this is without all the stinky things, -_-

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2008, 05:52:09 pm »
Sorry, but I'm not Dutch, so I'm actually not sure how your name is pronounced. :(

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2008, 05:58:39 pm »
Quote from: kjeldo,Jul 25 2008 on  04:15 PM
pronounce my name is as easy as going to the toilet, although this is without all the stinky things, -_-
It is easy? It doesn't look easy to me.

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2008, 06:33:29 pm »
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pronounce my name is as easy as going to the toilet, although this is without all the stinky things,
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It is easy? It doesn't look easy to me.
I agree.  To me kjeldo, your's is the hardest name in this topic for me to pronounce so far. :P:  If ya want to clear it up for us, that would be awesome. :p :wow

The toilet images weren't exactly necessary either. <_<

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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2008, 07:30:30 pm »
Quote from: kjeldo,Jul 25 2008 on  04:15 PM
pronounce my name is as easy as going to the toilet,
When I saw this I had to think: "How hard is it for you to go to the toilet?"

I feel that your name is actually one of the hardest to pronounce names here.

Is is K-jeldo or K-heldo?

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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2008, 01:59:12 pm »
This certainly depends on the native tongues of the speakers. To me kjeldo would appear relatively easy to pronounce. My name prooves rather tricky for native English speakers, but Kacie did a very good job on an MSN microphone chat a while ago. The a in Malte is pronounced similar to the u in the word "cut" while the e is pronounced similar to the a in mountain.

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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2008, 05:25:22 pm »
Quote from: Malte279,Jul 27 2008 on  10:59 AM
The a in Malte is pronounced similar to the u in the word "cut" while the e is pronounced similar to the a in mountain.
 :slap

See that's what I'm talking about. I completely mispronouced your name Malte! I even tried to pronounce it the way I am supposed to...it's not working...it just sounds odd to me...:p

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2008, 08:39:31 pm »
Okay, so now I know how to properly pronounce Malte's name. Now, could somebody please tell me how kjeldo is pronounced properly?

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2008, 06:31:08 am »
I suppose microphne chats are the only certain way to bring a correct proounciation accross. Even with that description it would be a surprise if the name was pronounced quite correctly. If one pronounces English the wa one pronounces German the result is an entirely new language.

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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2008, 09:09:34 am »
@serris it is just k-jeldo right?