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    Alright, i've had enough. I've been watching the anime on Boomerang for a while now. And one thing really bugs me. The way they say "Pokemon". It's "'POH-kay-mon", apparently. It's grating on my ears to hear that, and it comes off of my tongue weird too. It sounds stunted and awkward. The way I say it is "POH-kee-mon". I've also heard "POH-kuh-mon" from the LPer chuggaaconroy, but that could be a result of saying it fast. Also, my friends say "POH-kay-mon". I hit them every time they say that :P Anyway, what pronounciation do you use and what don't you like?
    This isn't an original topic, I know, but I want some opinions.
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    POH-kee-mon. I hate every other pronunciation.

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    I used to pronounce Sceptile as "Skep-tile." I'm always ashamed of this as Sceptile is my favorite Grass-Type. :/

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    The accent is meant to make the "e" sound like "a"; however, I pronounce it as "Po-keh-mon" for the most part.

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    It's Poke ay mon. There's an accent on the e.
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    I know about the grave over the e, but i hate the way that sounds.
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    Poka-mon. Not much else to say.


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    It's supposed to be Poh-KAY-mon, the way it's pronounced in Japanese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMimeEpik View Post
    I know about the grave over the e, but i hate the way that sounds.
    We know. This is for expressing opinions on pronounciation. I hate the way some pokemon sound like Pidove, Raquaza, etc
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    Yeah, but do you really go around saying it like that (I mean the exact way the Japanese say it)? I'm well-versed in Japanese, but I still don't like that.
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    I do, actually. Maybe 'cause of my weeabooness.
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    Arceus : Arse-ee-us (I guess I was not the only one.)

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    I say all the versions. Just for the heck of it.
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    I say POH-keh-mon. It's easiest to say and is smooth on the lips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charizard Lord View Post
    On a related note, until a few years ago, I pronounced the technique Facade as "Fay-Kade." So foolish!
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    I say poh-kee-mon. The other pronounciations are too odd for me.
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    Pok-a-mon is what's most natural for me, pronouncing the hard E makes me cringe (even though it's probably more correct).

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    I go for Pok-eeh-mon even though people around me say Poke-ey-mon. Its my standard way of saying it.

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    Po-kee-mon most of the time. I use Po-kuh-mon too but not as much.

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    I used to say Zapados, Electrabuzz, and Pelipepper. I also say Metagross so that it rhymes with floss. I also still occasionally refer to Articuno as Art-i-cue-no and Moltres as Mol-trez.
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    Similarly, Sceptile is Skep-tile, since Sep-tile makes me think of a sceptic tank.
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    Ive always pronounce it like that too.
    I thought Kyo-ger was the correct pronounciation (or Ky-oh-ger).
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    I go by what was said in the theme song. The whole "Pohhh-kaayy-mohn"
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    I mostly say Po-kee-mon, but I also say Po-keh-mon and Pok-uh-mon.

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    Poke-uh-mon but I think that's just because I say it fast. Anyway, the other pronunciations are far too unusual I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMimeEpik View Post
    Alright, i've had enough. I've been watching the anime on Boomerang for a while now. And one thing really bugs me. The way they say "Pokemon". It's "'POH-kay-mon", apparently. It's grating on my ears to hear that, and it comes off of my tongue weird too. It sounds stunted and awkward. The way I say it is "POH-kee-mon". I've also heard "POH-kuh-mon" from the LPer chuggaaconroy, but that could be a result of saying it fast. Also, my friends say "POH-kay-mon". I hit them every time they say that :P Anyway, what pronounciation do you use and what don't you like?
    This isn't an original topic, I know, but I want some opinions.
    I hate to burst your Bubblebeam, but you're in the wrong. The "e" in Pokémon has an accent aigu over it - I just typed it right there in the word for your benefit. That tells you how the "e" is pronounced, and it tells you to pronounce it as "ay." Each time you hit your friends for doing something right, you're kind of being a pigheaded jerk. Of course, it's probably just friendly jesting, so I don't actually mean that seriously. But yeah, you're wrong.

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