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#21 Beowulf

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:08 PM

It doesn't matter how the inventor pronounces it only how it's used.

Gif has no official pronunciation.

If you don't pronounce it like 'jif', you're an asshole. Plain and simple. xD


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:27 PM

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No, but really, pronouncing something differently to someone else should only be a cause for dissent when it causes confusion. I hate it when people nitpick my language, because it's not their damn business.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:33 AM

Nitpicking any aspect of language is a douche move. The next person to correct someone else's pronunciation of "bagel," regardless of how weird the other person sounds to them, will get a slap upside the head.
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:26 PM

But my phonetics skills... :(


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

If it makes you feel better you can post everything in IPA from now on, for the sake of passive aggression. :p
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#26 Irenë Hawnetyne

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

There are different pronunciations of bagel? I've only heard bay-gull before.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:39 PM

If it makes you feel better you can post everything in IPA from now on, for the sake of passive aggression. :p

ðæt dəz mek mi fil bɛtər. θæŋk ju.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

Nitpicking any aspect of language is a douche move. The next person to correct someone else's pronunciation of "bagel," regardless of how weird the other person sounds to them, will get a slap upside the head.

Then don't pronounce things wrong and people won't have to nitpick. xD


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:06 PM

By the way it's pronounced ak-ro-nims.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

 

Nitpicking any aspect of language is a douche move. The next person to correct someone else's pronunciation of "bagel," regardless of how weird the other person sounds to them, will get a slap upside the head.

Then don't pronounce things wrong and people won't have to nitpick. xD

 

What is this new type of punctuation you keep applying?


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#31 Irenë Hawnetyne

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

And who uses 'xD' instead of the dedicated Smiley,  :thumbsupxd:?

Maybe we should use more anti-brony sentiments, or persecute Jeep lovers, simply because we don't like them?

Oh, sorry, are we nitpicking?

 

Picking up on points where people have a different opinion is fine, but saying they're wrong because you disagree is rubbish.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

Damn. People can't take a joke. The fuck happened to this place?


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

Nah, that's just Irene being really serious about things sometimes.

 

Go on, tell a joke. I will laugh.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:11 AM

I have a dream. Where people were judged on their character, instead of their pronunciation.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 02:45 AM

If it makes you feel better you can post everything in IPA from now on, for the sake of passive aggression. :p

ðæt dəz mek mi fil bɛtər. θæŋk ju.


meibi wi shʊd kəmiunɪkeit ɛksklusɪvli ɪn θɪs mænnɚ frəm nao ɑn.

θɛn əgɛn, ɪt hæs bin əwail sɪns ai tʊk θæt fonɛtɪks klæs...
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:27 AM

I hate it when people pronounce Aragorn like "Aragon"

 

How do you all pronounce Smaug?

 

In lord of the rings it's pronounced Smog


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:05 AM

Pronunciations are listed at the beginning of each book, so I hate it if people get it wrong.

Like s-ow-ron, it's sm-ow-g.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:18 PM

Pronunciations are listed at the beginning of each book, so I hate it if people get it wrong.

Like s-ow-ron, it's sm-ow-g.

 

Yes that's what I said SMOG, and isn't Sauron pronounced Sore-on?

 

I think in battle for middle earth 2 the narator pronounces it Sore-on, I just might have to play that to see how he pronounced it.

 

 

 

Aunt= Ant

 

That's how I pronounce it, I've heard people say AW-NT and that sounds disgusting

 

Root=Root

 

People have pronounced it Rut, that's very incorrect.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

No, the films got it right, so try that version. My 'ow' was supposed to be like 'ou' in 'ouch'.

 

From http://askmiddlearth.tumblr.com/:

According to Tolkien’s description of general pronunciation rules (which you can find in Appendix E of LotR), “au" is pronounced like the vowels in "how" or "loud" (not like in "laud")

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:04 PM

No, no, THIS is how you pronounce Smaug: 

 


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