Well, Rayquaza's name comes from "quazar," so the "Ray-quay-zuh" is the correct pronunciation.
One that has ALWAYS bothered me is in the N64 stadium games: they referred to Raichu as "RAY-chu." It's been "RYE-chu" in everything else as well as the anime and, beside, that's the proper Japanese pronunciation of an "ai" sound. More bizarrely, Raikou is "RAY-kou" in everything ever.
But it's Maw. As in mouth. Would you say "Catfish's May" if you were talking about Link's Awakening?
Ma-wile sounds better to me than Maw-ile. Maw-ile sounds like something my (Georgia-born right-wing hippie [which I'll explain to anyone in PM]) father would say on a trip through Tennessee (he puts on a horrible accent that gets more horrible the further south he goes. I swear it's like his voice-box has a GPS.)
Also, Raikou's "Rye Cow" to me and I care not for anyone else's corrections. That's how Raikou SHOULD be pronounced. (Okay, I'll accept criticism on the "Cow" part because that's just based on how I've been saying it, but "Rye" is uncorrectable to me.)
My housemate borrowed Pokemon Battle Revolution the other day (which I have barely played), and I was surprised to hear some of the basic, first-gen names were pronounced differently to how the anime, etc. pronounced them.
The worst one was Ponyta. I pronounced it Pony-tah, while the anime goes for the harder (American) Pony-tar. PBR went completely the other way with Po-KNEE-tuh. Yeesh!
Post by Shrikeswind on May 26, 2009 16:19:47 GMT -5
Wrong. Uh is a lazy way of pronouncing vowels. Read the following lines out loud for proof.
"But when yuh pray, go into yer rum, and when yuh shut thuh door, pray tuh yur Fathur in secruht, and yur Fathur who sees in secruht'll ruhward yuh opuhnly." "But when yoo pray, go intoo yore room, and when yoo shut thee door, pray too yore Fa-ther in seecret, and yore Fa-ther hoo sees in seecret will reewohrd yoo o-pen-lee."
It requires alot more energy to say the second version. Also, my apologies in advance if you don't like the choice in text. It was a nearby book and the first page I opened to.
But there we see the emphasis is on the "POH" and not on the "NEE"... meaning the anime is correct and PBR is not correct.
And the portion of the word that you place emphasis on makes a massive difference, and is a huge portion of what the study of linguistics is all about. It can completely change the pronunciation of a word... as in poh-NEE-tah (like the name Rosita, or roh-ZEE-tah), rather than POH-nee-tah (which is how you would pronounce Pony normally, with a "ta" on the end). Nobody says poh-NEE do they?
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