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facingthenorthwind

How do you pronounce people's usernames?

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Dojh167
2 hours ago, facingthenorthwind said:

I just tried to pronounce @Dojh167 and I said dodge one six seven (like, the word dodge, not some weird transliteration attempt)

lol @TidalDragon I was wondering when I would come up in this thread xD I always giggle when people just settle with calling me Sam in staff videos 

 Dojh is something I made up when messing around with a friend in seventh grade (I've been part of this community a long time) so I never really hold people to a high standard of pronunciation, but for what it's worth I pronounce it kinda like some people pronounce "doge" (which apparently has more hotly debated pronounciation than I anticipated), with the final consonant having more of a zh sound like in the word beige, so "doh-zh"

I also say the numbers individually as "one six seven"

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PaulaTheProkaryote

@facingthenorthwind and @Felpata_Lupin I have a close friend who is El Salvadorian and she pronounces my name like that as well. Like the name Paola. :D It's close enough. Sam, for some reason when I first saw your username back in the day I pronounced it like Dodge? I have no idea. It became Doge like the meme though. 

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Levana

@Dojh167 apparently your username is like pretty much the only name I've been saying correctly since I joined xD 

also @facingthenorthwind that's how I've been pronouncing my username? I say it like Luh von (like an on sound?) nuh . If that makes sense? I'm so bad with phonetics; is that long a or short? :S 

 

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TidalDragon
On 4/7/2018 at 12:33 PM, PaulaTheProkaryote said:

It became Doge like the meme though. 

Just leaving this here...

dojh167_doge_meme.png

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VaguelyCreativeName

This thread is fantastic!xD

On 7.4.2018 at 6:33 PM, PaulaTheProkaryote said:

It became Doge like the meme though.

Incidentally, how do you pronounce the meme? Cause I've been saying it [dəʊg] (kinda like dough, but with a g? the vowel's the same as in the British pronunciation of stone), which is not how I pronounce Dojh at all? Like, I use the same vowel sound for Dojh, but I say the jh like the dge in judge.

I am very confused nowo.O

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TidalDragon

It's like you pronounce it. Doh-dge. :thumbsup:

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dirigibleplums
On 07/04/2018 at 12:31 AM, just.a.willow.tree said:

3. How mine is pronounced, with the E similar to how it's pronounced in "send."

oooh wait so the way you pronounce it is the same as the character in skam? (i did discuss skam with you, right? :P)

@Dojh167 I PRONOUNCED IT RIGHT FROM DAY ONE I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF OMG

@PaulaTheProkaryote i studied bio at a level so i actually knew yours, but our accents mean we say the end a bit differently. i've noticed you (and the example) say yote as in oat while i've always said prokary-yuht. Idk if that's come across right haha

my username is pretty easy to say methinks. i think i remember branwen stressing it in the nargles announcement differently to me? sort of like dir-rig-ible plums whereas i sort of say dir-rigible plums. that's another rubbish explanation but i can't really explain it 😂

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beyond the rain

Because I love Camila Cabello's Havana, i pronounce @Levana's name as follows: 

Levana-ooh na-na 

(100% true) 

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just.a.willow.tree
23 hours ago, dirigibleplums said:

oooh wait so the way you pronounce it is the same as the character in skam? (i did discuss skam with you, right? :P)

yeah! except without the beautiful Norwegian accent, but yes :P

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Rainbow-tui

Out of curiousity, how would people pronounce Whangamata?

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teh tarik
16 hours ago, Rainbow-tui said:

Out of curiousity, how would people pronounce Whangamata?

fa-nga-ma-TA? Emphasis on the TA?

that's what it sounds like to me when people pronounce. :P

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Rainbow-tui

Teh tarik, your pronunciation is correct, reason being Whangamata isn't English, it's Māori, so wh is f .etc  So I say fa-ngA-ma-ta. Thank you all for indulging my curiousity. 

My secret, not-secret, burning question that I'm too shy to ask (in person) is: where people think I'm from going by my accent.

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Rainbow-tui
On 4/10/2018 at 8:48 AM, VaguelyCreativeName said:

This thread is fantastic!xD

Incidentally, how do you pronounce the meme? Cause I've been saying it [dəʊg] (kinda like dough, but with a g? the vowel's the same as in the British pronunciation of stone), which is not how I pronounce Dojh at all? Like, I use the same vowel sound for Dojh, but I say the jh like the dge in judge.

I am very confused nowo.O

How does Dojh-dough-doug-stone....? Doug and stone? Dohne? Stone like scone? Doug like John Donne? I'm perplexed, I read it as dodge with a silent h, alternatively Dojh167, like Dojhibt. Having said all this, I pronounced Hermione's name wrong until I saw the first movie...

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facingthenorthwind
1 hour ago, Rainbow-tui said:

Teh tarik, your pronunciation is correct, reason being Whangamata isn't English, it's Māori, so wh is f .etc  So I say fa-ngA-ma-ta. Thank you all for indulging my curiousity. 

My secret, not-secret, burning question that I'm too shy to ask (in person) is: where people think I'm from going by my accent.

Well going by your Internet Accent, aka the fact that I saw you post in a comment a little while back about translating a sentence into Māori, I'm going to assume you hail from That One Country Across The Tasman.

(i was extremely proud of myself when I was watching a doco for class the other day and they weren't translating the Māori words so I had to search them and I successfully spelled whenua. It's a start.)

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ShazaLupin
On 07/04/2018 at 4:33 AM, GinnyPotter242 said:

Tbh when I don't know how to say a name or a word when I'm reading in my head, I just kinda keyboard smash in my head lol, if that makes sense. This thread is interesting, since now I actually know how to say people's names!

My username...I mean, I think that's obvious! My name is pretty simple too, Sara, but I do know people in England pronounce it differently than in America- It's still pronounced like Sarah (s-air-uh) which confuses the heck out of some of my UK friends :roflol:

 

I noticed this too, with Uk vs US pronunciation of Shaza. I feel like the syllables get stressed in different places depending on whose saying it, but I think it’s fairly easy to pronounce either way :P

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facingthenorthwind
9 minutes ago, ShazaLupin said:

I noticed this too, with Uk vs US pronunciation of Shaza. I feel like the syllables get stressed in different places depending on whose saying it, but I think it’s fairly easy to pronounce either way :P

Is it like....Bazza? Like Baz Luhrmann but with an -uh on the end? I mean, obviously Shaza would have a Sh instead of a B. first syllable stressed, sha-rhymes-with-bad, zuh?

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just.a.willow.tree
2 hours ago, ShazaLupin said:

I noticed this too, with Uk vs US pronunciation of Shaza. I feel like the syllables get stressed in different places depending on whose saying it, but I think it’s fairly easy to pronounce either way :P

I've always been pronouncing it closer to Shaw-zuh instead of the first syllable's A sounding like in "pat." Is that wrong? :P

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Rainbow-tui
19 hours ago, facingthenorthwind said:

Well going by your Internet Accent, aka the fact that I saw you post in a comment a little while back about translating a sentence into Māori, I'm going to assume you hail from That One Country Across The Tasman.

(i was extremely proud of myself when I was watching a doco for class the other day and they weren't translating the Māori words so I had to search them and I successfully spelled whenua. It's a start.)

So you're an Aussie! What doco were you watching? Good job on whenua, if you're interested its not too hard to find English-Māori dictionaries and stuff online, I imagine it would be a much greater challenge learning one of the Aboriginal languages. 

Online it is easier to guess where I'm from, my actual in-person accent makes most people ask if I'm from a country I've never been to, hence my curiousity.

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ShazaLupin
21 hours ago, facingthenorthwind said:

Is it like....Bazza? Like Baz Luhrmann but with an -uh on the end? I mean, obviously Shaza would have a Sh instead of a B. first syllable stressed, sha-rhymes-with-bad, zuh?

 

18 hours ago, just.a.willow.tree said:

I've always been pronouncing it closer to Shaw-zuh instead of the first syllable's A sounding like in "pat." Is that wrong? :P

I pronounce it with the first A stressed, but I don’t think it’s wrong, I think it’s just an accent thing 

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facingthenorthwind
48 minutes ago, ShazaLupin said:

 

I pronounce it with the first A stressed, but I don’t think it’s wrong, I think it’s just an accent thing 

The very first line of this ad is how I'm saying it, except obviously Shazza instead of Gazza.

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victoria_anne

Dear Lord my pronunciation was way off with that word. Excuse me, my Australian is showing :$

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Rainbow-tui

So like Shah-za? At least that's how I read it.

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