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Old March 2 2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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Pronouncing names

Si Cwan: Is it Sea Kwan or Sea Swan?

Thanks. And, if anyone's got any others...
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Old March 2 2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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Kwan.
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Old March 2 2012, 12:40 AM   #3
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I read it See Kwan, myself. Though unless anyone's asked Peter David in person, I don't think there's any "official" pronunciation...
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Old March 2 2012, 12:54 AM   #4
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I always assumed "Kwan", but earlier today I was looking down at the page and thought, "See Swan" would fit NF's comic bookish vibe.

Seems I may have been right the first time

(or, at least, not the only one getting it wrong!)
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Old March 2 2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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It's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove."
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Old March 2 2012, 01:44 AM   #6
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^ Ahem. I believe, good sir, it is pronounced "Throat-warbler" Mangrove, s'il-vous-plait.
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Old March 2 2012, 06:53 AM   #7
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^ Right you are sir.

Now can anyone help me find a mattress.
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Old March 2 2012, 07:10 AM   #8
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i pronounce it sci (as in the opening sylable of science) kwan (k sound and a short a sound.)
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Old March 2 2012, 07:46 AM   #9
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Kwan was how I thought it sounded as well.

The one that keeps getting me (besides some of the Andorian names) is Jasminder Choudhury. I"ve been going wigh a soft Ch and silent H and coming up with something sounding like Showdury.
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Old March 2 2012, 08:54 AM   #10
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^ In his annotations for Greater than the Sum, Christopher says that her name is pronounced as follows: Jass-min-der Chowd-h'ry
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Old March 2 2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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^ In his annotations for Greater than the Sum, Christopher says that her name is pronounced as follows: Jass-min-der Chowd-h'ry
With the emphasis on the "min" and the "Chowd."
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Old March 2 2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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I read it See Kwan, myself. Though unless anyone's asked Peter David in person, I don't think there's any "official" pronunciation...

Pretty sure it was Kwan on the New Frontier Audiobooks i have. Haven't listened to them for a while though, so I could be rong.
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Old March 3 2012, 12:39 AM   #13
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I always assumed it was pronounced "Sigh Kwan." Though I guess without hearing it "See" is appropriate as well.

I did notice that Garak is inconsistently pronounced on DS9. Most people pronounce it as "Garrick" but Bashir, Dukat and other Cardassians and sometimes Odo say "Gar-ack"
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Old March 3 2012, 01:20 AM   #14
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I did notice that Garak is inconsistently pronounced on DS9. Most people pronounce it as "Garrick" but Bashir, Dukat and other Cardassians and sometimes Odo say "Gar-ack"
I always make sure to pronounce the A sound - "Gar-AK" It's in his name for a reason! Although I would think people whom you think are saying "Garrick" are actually pronouncing it "Gar-AK" too, but their accent influences the way certain vowel sounds are pronounced.

How about Min Zife? I've always said "zee-fay", despite the lack of any accented character that would indicate this kind of pronunciation, because I thought "z-EYE-ff" sounded silly.
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Old March 3 2012, 03:58 AM   #15
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Min Zife I always thought of as rhyming with Strife or fief.
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