Dune pronunciation question

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  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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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.
     
  2. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    But how much of that was actually passed down over the millenea? Does the Orange Catholic Bible have a section on polytheism?
     
  4. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yes, it's a bit further along from the section on Country and Western singers.
     
  5. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Ah, good to know. I'm only up to Johnny Cash.
     
  6. jadcox@mindspring.com

    jadcox@mindspring.com Commodore Commodore

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    Glad I read the thread before replying. I was all set to help with the pronunciation of the word "Dune."
     
  7. Delta1

    Delta1 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I pronounce it like Latin -- doo'-neh.
     
  8. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Benny Gizz-hurt.
     
  9. Hyperspace05

    Hyperspace05 Commodore Commodore

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    Ah, those are all easy... Kwisatch Haderach can be a real pain, though! :)
     
  10. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    That one's easy too. Wristwatch Headache.
     
  11. AJBryant

    AJBryant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You mean, "Kumquat Häagen-Dazs." :devil:
     
  12. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, Fremen is pronounced the same in both.