Pronunciation guide

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posted on July 29th, 2011, 9:39 am
Varus, give me back my photons
posted on July 29th, 2011, 9:50 am
:D
Well, I think that battle should be pretty well known, I had it at least 3times at school. The Germans kicked out the Romans with success, Arminius against Varus.
I'll try to put the German pronounciation to English:
Toytohboorg.  :thumbsup:

But I think what would be more interesting are names like Qawduij, KBeajQ, Leahval and so on. Somebody may take a look into the Klingon dictionary.
posted on July 29th, 2011, 2:13 pm
Last edited by Dominus_Noctis on July 29th, 2011, 9:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Ok, I did a little digging and made some quick clips - they should be more or less accurate  :sweatdrop:. Figuring out the correct syllable to emphasize for Klingon words is a bit difficult on occasion, and Romulan is pronounced more or less like some Latin supposedly, with more rounded 'centers'.

EDIT: old ones removed
posted on July 29th, 2011, 7:13 pm
On what do you base the Klingon pronounciation? Generally I like it, I'm not sure about your version of the Q though. I think I have read in the dictionary that it should be spoken not just like a "ck", but rather like Crrr or so. I don't know if there is a sound like that in English, since there is no fricative "r" ;) like in German or French.
posted on July 29th, 2011, 9:40 pm
Hm, I was just basing it on a number of internet articles on pronounciation and the examples that were provided, so it is possible that it is mistaken. However, all of them converged on the way the Q should be pronounced, so I am not sure - if you have a spoken sample, it might help, or a link? :)

I discovered I made a number of mistakes with the Klingon one, so this should be more accurate than the last  :blush: . I added a few Romulan ones too. I think this is the last version, so I'll put it on the guide unless there are major complaints.

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posted on July 30th, 2011, 5:51 am
Last edited by beserene on July 30th, 2011, 5:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
@latin, eh romulan:

I'm missing the trilled r.
The c should have been a k, ae as a-e; the g in generix should more sound like the g in "get", and so on.
...but i'm not sure if the rules set applies on romulan - just examples though.


just my 2 cents.


Edit: would be nice to know what kind of latin pronuncation romulan is based on, there aren't many episodes where they actually talk romulan. Seen an Enterprise episode a few weeks ago, and if i remember correctly it sounded more like classical latin, not like italian (need to check that).
posted on July 30th, 2011, 1:52 pm
Yea, because of the difficulty in choosing "which" Latin we want to use (Latin taught in the US does not use a rolled R, I guess because English itself does not - and Ecclesiastical Latin has its own rules...) I figured it would be easiest to pronounce it the most 'American'... It's gonna be damn difficult to find consensus on how people want it to be pronounced, and I wasn't sure if it would be best to try for a simplistic route where anybody could pronounce it.  :pinch: . If you have the sample in Enterprise, that would be most enlightening (assuming we want to use that form) :)
posted on July 30th, 2011, 2:56 pm
Why not use the nickname instead.. e.g. i call the teutoberg "Big Fat Target", Monsoon's "annoying little buggers" and so forth..
posted on July 30th, 2011, 10:38 pm
Last edited by beserene on July 31st, 2011, 6:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
Another question: i guess german, spanish, or italian don't have a rolled / trilled r either? :D

Nearly every site i've googled so far about the Rihannsu (romulan language) it was basically the classic pronouncation. An acccent will always be there of course, latin always sounds a bit different depending on your native language.


One of the better sites i've seen so far:
Catoena ih'Swaet Doaege Rihanai

Plus: you've got mail with the example and some more text.


Edit: yeah, better keep the pronouncation in english  :D
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