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Old February 27 2013, 03:10 AM   #16
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Re: another quibble

There's no reason to call people names. It's actually rather childish.
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Old February 27 2013, 12:13 PM   #17
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...I wasn't calling any of you lot an idiot! It was a general remark... my but people are quick to take offence.
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Old February 27 2013, 12:23 PM   #18
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I wasn't insulting anyone who doesn't speak English as a first language either!
But the writers and producers are certainly first-language speakers.
And it doesn't make sense to invent names with spelling that would suggest an "un-English", i.e. more unfamiliar-sounding pronunciation - which would sort of be the point in the case of "aliens" - and then have the actors say them as though they were American English. That all I was saying!
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Old February 27 2013, 02:33 PM   #19
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Re: another quibble

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There's no reason to call people names. It's actually rather childish.
Says you!!
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Old February 27 2013, 02:34 PM   #20
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...I wasn't calling any of you lot an idiot! It was a general remark... my but people are quick to take offence.
And what do you mean by THAT!?!?







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Old February 27 2013, 02:40 PM   #21
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Re: another quibble

One of the most egregious mispronunciation errors in Trek is in TAS: The Pirates of Orion, in which Orion is pronounced OR-ee-on instead of or-RYE-on.
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Old February 27 2013, 05:21 PM   #22
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There's a little touch of that in TOS "Miri," where Michael J. Pollard's character is Jahn instead of John.
When I first saw that episode, somehow I missed the episode title. I thought the name of Kim Darby's character was Mary, and she pronounced it funny.
I took that as a bit of the idea "it's exactly like Earth but not quite Earth". Earth would have John and Mary, but this almost-Earth has "Jahn" and "Miri". Exactly like Earth, but not quite.
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Old February 27 2013, 06:57 PM   #23
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I believe that's pronounced "EEErth."


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Old February 28 2013, 12:04 AM   #24
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^^^ Exactly.
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Old February 28 2013, 02:27 AM   #25
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^ I thought it was "ee-YARTH"
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Old February 28 2013, 02:33 AM   #26
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Earth would have John and Mary, but this almost-Earth has "Jahn" and "Miri". Exactly like Earth, but not quite.
Perhaps their real names ARE John and Mary, but they are so old that they have forgotten how to spell them? Use of language does tend to drift over time, perhaps this extends to people's names as well.
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Old March 1 2013, 02:10 AM   #27
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Was it established that they could spell?

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I'm thinking f'r instance of names likes Aamin Marritza being pronounced "Aymin" and Gul Darhe'el like a part of your foot, when any idiot should know that double-A equals ah, and an apostrophe separating two vowels indicates they're ?
So the name Aaron should be pronounced "Ah ron" not "Air run".
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Old March 1 2013, 08:50 AM   #28
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Wait wait wait... I want in, too... Quark.

Most everyone else on DS9 pronounces it "qu-ARK" as in Noah's ARK.

Odo pronounces it "qWARk", as in Dominion WAR, as if it's "qwOARk".

Does it matter? Is there a difference? Does anyone else notice? Anyone care??
Well Quark insists on saying HEW-mon, so he shouldn't be one to complain!

But more seriously, maybe Odo isn't too good at making mouths, and that's the closest he can get.

I actually like the idea that there are some variances in pronunciation/accent among the different species. It only annoys me if one character pronounces the same name differently each time they say it. I caught one of those recently in DS9, but can't remember what episode.
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Old March 1 2013, 02:01 PM   #29
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I alway thought that Miri as simply short for Mirium.

( MEER - ee- EM )

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Old March 1 2013, 04:14 PM   #30
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If you want random nonsense, sorry to jump shows here, but Stargate SG1 had about six different pronunciations of Goa'uld.
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