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Re: Pronounciation Key

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I think Renesmee's middle name is Car-leeeee. The "car" is from Carlisle, and the "lee" is from Charlie. Carlie. Right?
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Re: Pronounciation Key

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Well that's a thread for me :lol: Let's see... I used to spell:

Leah=Lee (not L-i-a... until I finished Breaking Dawn and watched an interview with S.Meyer)
Carlisle= Car-lee-sel :lol: Like just the way you see it with the 's' and everything :D
Quileute= firstly Qui-loi-te (stupid German XD) and then Qui-le-tte (is that correct actually? :lol: )


and then the stuff about Siobahn and Nahuel I had no idea :mrgreen:

Ahaha I can't believe it I'm so dumb :lol: :| :D
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I believe Quileute is quill-yoot. :)
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tsvety wrote:Well that's a thread for me :lol: Let's see... I used to spell:

Leah=Lee (not L-i-a... until I finished Breaking Dawn and watched an interview with S.Meyer)
Carlisle= Car-lee-sel :lol: Like just the way you see it with the 's' and everything :D
Quileute= firstly Qui-loi-te (stupid German XD) and then Qui-le-tte (is that correct actually? :lol: )


and then the stuff about Siobahn and Nahuel I had no idea :mrgreen:

Ahaha I can't believe it I'm so dumb :lol: :| :D
i dont get why everyone has touble pronouncing carlisle, it's CAR- LYLE lol
yea when i first read quileute i pronounced it quil-ee-ite :lol: quil-yoot makes more sence...
ahahah! that's funny lee for leah :lol: i didn't have trouble with siobhan or nahuel but that probably mean i'm pronouncing it wrong lol

siobhan = SY- O- BON
nahuel = NUH - HOOL
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I always thought Rosalie was pronounced Rozz-al-EYE!!
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the only reason i was able to pronounce carlisle and rosalie correctly is because i'd encountered them before. if i hadn't, i'd probably have butchered them, too.

it was only by luck that i'd been pronouncing esme's and nahuel's names right, but like most of the people here i mutilated siobhan. :oops: i just sounded it out phonetically.

and dear god: quileute. i was saying "kweh-loot". lawlz.
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I am so anal about using American English that I had little trouble with most of the names. I will say Siobhan was beyond me lol. So thanks for whoever posted it correctly. Also I was saying Quill ee yoot for the tribe instead of just quill yoot so I was very close but close doesn't always make the cut lol. Rosalie my daughter was saying it Rose a lie instead of lee which I found hilarious. Then when I heard her say Lay-eh I was totally clueless who she meant (by the way my daughter is 12) then when she said Seth's sister I was like oh I thought it was Lee-ah because all the Leah's I ever met said Lee-ah. So it is good to know I was right there lol. As for Renesmee it is pronounced in BD for you. I still say Ehz may for Esme. I wonder if the gal in the audio books is interpreting it her own way or if she got it from Mrs. Meyer. I haven't heard the audio's myself I like the vacation of reading lol.
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In my rereading of Twilight, there's mention of the Quillayute River... so quil-yoot or quil-ah-yoot seems right.
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Oh also I was pronouncing Volturi like Vol chur ee kinda it is hard to put into normal letters lol but being part Italian that's the way some family members say the tu grouping.
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Re: Pronounciation Key

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Luckily most pacific northwest native american names seem to be pretty phonetic, all though I have to admit that I was saying Quil-ette, until I read the pronounciation somewhere and then it was like "Oh, duh!"

I believe that's the correct pronounciation for Quilayute, I am pretty sure Hoquiam is phonetic like ho-kwee-um.

I am from a town in WA called Snohomish, and that is exactly how you say it Snow-hoe-mish, with a short i sound like in mitt. People always say "How do you say that???" But its really not hard.

I only was able to do Siobhan because my brother had a girlfriend named Siobhan once. I think I had heard all the names before, aside from some different ones like Nahuel, and Renesme of course.
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