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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2010, 04:59:03 AM »
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2010, 06:09:58 AM »
Wow! Who knew a name could lead to such a bone of discontent! Well, I'm sure the fault is mine and my midwestern accent. There were several names I needed correction on. Don't recall Graham's ever being one.

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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2010, 06:21:59 AM »
ohhh! everyone loves a good public lashing!

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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2010, 10:25:02 AM »
Maybe we'll get a future patch where Graham is pronounced properly.

And then maybe one where he's known as "Grey Ham"?
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2010, 01:05:26 PM »
Wow! Who knew a name could lead to such a bone of discontent! Well, I'm sure the fault is mine and my midwestern accent.

I knew there was some of the midwest in your speech, but everyone else I talked to had no idea of what I was talking about.... XD
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2010, 03:28:53 PM »
Amy, it was really nothing against your narrating or accent at all, you know I <3 you! Most people in America have never met anyone named Graham either, so I suppose things like the pronunciation aren't as common knowledge as they are in my world. After all, when I meet people they hear me pronounce my name so they get it right. :P
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2010, 03:34:44 PM »
Not only Americans, you are the first person I know with that name besides some guy from an old adventure game!  ;)
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2010, 03:35:35 PM »
Apparently it's a very common name in the UK.

Keemeh, confirm that? :P
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2010, 03:43:44 PM »
This reminds me...In the demo for TSL released a few years ago, the narrator referred to "Valanice" as "Valiance". That really bothered me.

There was one more obvious name mispronunciation, but I can't remember it now...

I was happy to see they fixed it for yesterday's release.
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Wow! Who knew a name could lead to such a bone of discontent! Well, I'm sure the fault is mine and my midwestern accent.

I knew there was some of the midwest in your speech, but everyone else I talked to had no idea of what I was talking about.... XD
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2010, 09:46:45 PM »
They're definitely usually called "gram" crackers where I'm from. (Midwestern US)

Graham is sort of one of those words where the syllables kind of blend together, I think. Crayon is sort of another example. It think it's the "two vowel sounds in a row" thing that throws people off.

There's also vampire (not with vowels, but still). I've debated that one on two-syllables vs. three syllables many a time.
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2010, 09:59:09 PM »
It'd be odd to refer to them as gray-ham crackers.  Ew.
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2010, 10:17:16 PM »
*has actually no idea what those crackers are and why people bother trying to figure out how to pronounce them instead of eating*
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2010, 10:23:46 PM »
Yep, they're "gram" crackers to me too. Now I want a s'more...



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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2010, 10:27:33 PM »
Vam-pire as opposed to vam-pie-er, I believe. :P
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2010, 10:34:25 PM »
Ahh, got it.
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2010, 11:20:45 PM »
Well, I didn't mean it as choppily as vam-pie-er. It more depends on how many syllables you think the "ire" part is.

So I guess what I really meant was that one was more how you perceived it, as opposed to Graham, which also includes pronunciation.

So yeah, I went on an unnecessary tangent.
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2010, 10:26:35 AM »
In my part of the UK, I've known a fair few Grahams.  They're all "grey-um"s.

Maybe the reason why the US is so reluctant to go metric with their measurements is because they'll mix up "gram" weights and "gram" names?

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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2010, 10:30:31 AM »
Except that Graham is a VERY uncommon first name in the U.S.  ;)

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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #58 on: July 15, 2010, 12:02:31 PM »
but the crackers aren't?

And Leanne, doesn't UK uses ounces and such?
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Re: "Gram", and the pronunciation of character names
« Reply #59 on: July 15, 2010, 12:35:56 PM »
Nope, can get them at any grocery store.
 

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