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Old February 18 2010, 05:03 AM   #16
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Re: Dune pronunciation question

Always thought it was Lee-to. Could be Leh-to. Lay-to seems wrong.
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Old February 18 2010, 09:07 AM   #17
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BEN-ee-JESS-ər-it according to Frank.
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Old February 18 2010, 01:49 PM   #18
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I twitch like crazy every time I hear "Muad D'ib" pronounced "mwaDIB." Dammit, those are two words. It's Muad D'ib. That's Mooahd. Dib. There are TWO Ds, one at the end of the first word, one at the beginning of the second. It's the same sound you get in "bad dog." You don't say "badog."

Oh, and it's not "Chain-ee". It's CHAHN-ee."
To be fair, if you say "bad dog" loud and fast enough it probably may as well be "badog", so for when they're using Muad'Dib as a battle cry, it's understandable. Of course that doesn't excuse all the other times.
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Old February 18 2010, 08:49 PM   #19
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I believe the Duke Atreides name is pronounced Lee-toe.

The Lay-Toe just sounds like more of the "mini-series" Anti Lynch stuff.

Both of them pronounce Fremen the same???
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Old February 18 2010, 08:54 PM   #20
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I never did quite understand why the Duke had a girl's name.
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Old February 18 2010, 09:06 PM   #21
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Is Leto a girls name? I didn't even know it was a name until I read Dune. Of course names change gender all the time. Bambi was the name of male character in a movie but is used as female name. Masculine named like "Hunter" and "Taylor" are now common for women.
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Old February 18 2010, 09:18 PM   #22
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I believe Leto was the Greek goddess of being unseen, and was the mother of Apollo and Artemis. As the Atreides were supposedly descended from the house of Atreus, I would have thought they would have known that. Maybe Paulus Atreides was a Johnny Cash fan.
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Old February 18 2010, 09:54 PM   #23
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I believe Leto was the Greek goddess of being unseen, and was the mother of Apollo and Artemis. As the Atreides were supposedly descended from the house of Atreus, I would have thought they would have known that. Maybe Paulus Atreides was a Johnny Cash fan.
But how much of that was actually passed down over the millenea? Does the Orange Catholic Bible have a section on polytheism?
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Old February 18 2010, 10:00 PM   #24
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Yes, it's a bit further along from the section on Country and Western singers.
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Old February 18 2010, 10:07 PM   #25
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Ah, good to know. I'm only up to Johnny Cash.
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Old February 18 2010, 10:44 PM   #26
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Glad I read the thread before replying. I was all set to help with the pronunciation of the word "Dune."
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Old February 18 2010, 10:52 PM   #27
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I pronounce it like Latin -- doo'-neh.
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Old February 18 2010, 11:12 PM   #28
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Benny Gizz-hurt.
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Old February 19 2010, 12:49 AM   #29
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Ah, those are all easy... Kwisatch Haderach can be a real pain, though!
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Old February 19 2010, 01:24 AM   #30
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Ah, those are all easy... Kwisatch Haderach can be a real pain, though!

That one's easy too. Wristwatch Headache.
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