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How do you pronounce...?
« on: February 20, 2009, 12:46:50 pm »
I've always thought it was something along the lines of "douche".

Some have told me it can also be pronounced "loser".


Thoughts?


My thoughts were that the same could be applied to your rather spammy post, but since it's miraculously managed to evolve into something less spammy, I'm going to do this for you...
~V_Translanka
P.S. In case anyone's confused later on (I thought this forum had a way to distinguish which posts came from which thread once two threads were merged, but since it doesn't, I hope you all can understand context...>_>), this one created a thread about Dalton's pronunciation while Fireseal created one about Schala's pronunciation.

« Last Edit: February 22, 2009, 09:13:34 am by V_Translanka »

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Re: How do you pronounce "Dalton"?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 01:56:25 pm »
:nou

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Re: How do you pronounce "Dalton"?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 03:32:04 pm »
I was going to reply with the words "GameFAQs much?" but...that's some pic. Lame Charlotte's Web puns FTW!

Uh, I'll let V close this if he likes. I think Dalton should be one of the less enigmatic names as far as pronunciation, but maybe not? Does the Compendium have any kind of probable name pronunciations list?
« Last Edit: February 20, 2009, 03:36:51 pm by FaustWolf »

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Re: How do you pronounce "Dalton"?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 03:37:09 pm »
:nou
Well I think that sums up this thread.

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How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 05:16:54 pm »
Don't worry, this isn't a troll post like that other one for "How do you pronounce 'Dalton' ".  :lol:

So yeah, the title speaks for itself. I've pronounced it as 'ssssh-ala' when I was like 8. But then I heard some guy pronounce it as 'sk-ala'.

Now I alternate between the two without thinking about it. How do you guys pronounce the blue-haired damsel's name?

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 05:29:39 pm »
I pronounce it "emo".

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 05:42:16 pm »
ilu zrelyity

I pronounce it "sha-la" since "sca-la" reminds me of the word "scallop". Yeah.

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 06:14:01 pm »
Definitely Shaw-lah. Woolsey was a genius when it came to these things. She probably would have been just another princess had her name been "Sara" as in the Japanese version, but the name "Schala" carries an awesome feminine mystique.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2009, 06:37:56 pm by FaustWolf »

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Re: How do you pronounce "Dalton"?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 08:32:02 pm »
The mook has a point: Many British dialects would pronounce it as "aa" rather than "ah." The Brits and the Yanks are almost completely opposite in their pronunciation when it comes to the sounds of the short A. In American English, a short A is usually pronounced "aa," and only sometimes "ah." (This is not to be mistaken with "aw," as in "awful" or "cough.") In British English, those same pronunciations are usually exactly reversed. They pronounce "pasta" the way we would pronounce the sound a sheep makes--"paa-a-a-ta"--and the sounds that we would say as "aa" come out for them as "ah," like calling a cat a cot.

All of which is to say that Dalton might actually be pronounced differently if you're in Britain. If you watch the new BSG, Baltar (the Brit) pronounces his own name with an "aa" but everyone else (the Yanks) pronounces it with an "ah."

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 08:34:33 pm »
That is does, FaustWolf, that is does.
 :lol:

Pyt Fumv, I always thought that as well.

ZeaLitY, lmao

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 08:40:41 pm »
Here's an instructional video which covers this very topic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmbjGYhIv38

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 10:02:04 pm »
Early on I said Sca-la, but then I heard otherwise and while I usually say Sha-la now, I generally do when talking to people of whom I do not know but have to speak of. Use her, she, that girl, the princess, and other things like that. Do whatever it takes to avoid the cruel fate of not saying it incorrectly! Or just go with Zeality. Or with Schala's mother by calling her names. :lol:

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 10:07:08 pm »
 Sara = Sarah = Sela?

 Sara = Sar - uh = Sah-luh?

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 10:09:25 pm »
I've always referred to Schala as 'SHAH-la'. Although I've seen people say it as 'SHAY-la', 'SKAH-la', and 'SHAH-la-la-la-ding-dong'.

But, you know, until they make a game with voice overs, we'll never truly know. And even then, people still call 'TIH-dus' 'TYE-dus'. Even though Kingdom Hearts calls him the former.

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Re: How do you pronounce 'Schala' ?
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2009, 10:56:31 pm »
Exactly.  We need voice over to get rid of this confusion that plagues video games.  :picardno  and that's just one of the cool benefits it allows.