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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2010, 11:18:25 PM »
Yeah, it'd need to be spelled Vinxmnt. ;)

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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2010, 02:25:14 AM »
Valette? Now there's a name that's sure to have many mispronunciations.

I've always pronounced it like Valet, as in Valet parking, but with stress on the first syllable not the second.

I always pronounced Kelsier as... well you know Hoosier, like that minus the Hoo, plus the Kel =)
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2010, 03:28:05 AM »
V'a-lay and Kel-zher?

I... umm... didn't actually expect anyone to pronounce Valette as anything but V'a-let. :-\
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2010, 05:43:38 AM »
See I read it as V'a-let and then automatically correct myself to V'a-lay,
So it's like a weird combonation in my head.

And "zher" is a little too "h"y to describe it, Kel-zyur is probably the best way I can describe it. (I had a j in there for a while but I associate "j" with a "y" sound for some odd reason)
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2010, 06:24:03 AM »
Umm, like Jacques?
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2010, 08:38:36 AM »
I'm curious, how do you all pronounce Elend? I read it with the accent on the second syllable, but I'm listening to the third book on audio and the reader accents the first syllable.

I pronounced Valette with an accent on the second syllable and an audible t, so that it sort of rhymes with "cadet."

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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2010, 08:56:51 AM »
I'm curious, how do you all pronounce Elend? I read it with the accent on the second syllable, but I'm listening to the third book on audio and the reader accents the first syllable.

On an episode of Writing Excuses, Dan pronounced it "E-lind", I think, and Brandon didn't correct him. I've assumed since then that that's the proper pronunciation.
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2010, 06:58:29 PM »
I pronounce Elend as El-lend, with both vowels sounding like those in "velvet". The vowels are slurred together and neither one has a consistent emphasis (though one always does have a slight emphasis, it's not always the same one).

The French pronunciation of Valette is Vah-let. I've said it as Va-let (with a hard "A" like in "and") accidentally/lazily at times, and a French speaker would understand what you were trying to say if you said it that way, though they would likely correct you.

How do y'all pronounce Renoux? (Reh-noo, "R" slightly in the throat)

Wikipedia has a good guide on french pronunciation if anyone is interested.
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2010, 07:10:05 PM »
I pronounce Elend as El-lend, with both vowels sounding like those in "velvet". The vowels are slurred together and neither one has a consistent emphasis (though one always does have a slight emphasis, it's not always the same one).

The French pronunciation of Valette is Vah-let. I've said it as Va-let (with a hard "A" like in "and") accidentally/lazily at times, and a French speaker would understand what you were trying to say if you said it that way, though they would likely correct you.

How do y'all pronounce Renoux? (Reh-noo, "R" slightly in the throat)

Wikipedia has a good guide on french pronunciation if anyone is interested.

I pronounce Elend like E-Lend (E pronounced like you would in email, and lend like you're lending someone something).


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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #69 on: August 23, 2010, 08:08:05 AM »
Yup, it's with an A. Brandon probably just spelled it wrong initially in the MB3 spoiler thread. Remember how confused we were with laras/leras? :P

(This is the guy who spelled "Ascension" wrong. Frequently. Haha)

I had this problem too, until I discovered that Lerasium is Leras (the god)+ium (suffix implying metal), and that helps me get it right. Same with Atium, Ati+ium (but with only 1 "i")

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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #70 on: August 23, 2010, 10:47:22 PM »
This may be a French-tainted world, yet doesn't it make sense that 'Valette' would sound similar to 'baguette'?  The French don't disregard ALL 't's, I'm fairly certain.

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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2010, 11:56:17 PM »
Yes, the extra "te" on the end means "pronounce the t."
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #72 on: August 24, 2010, 06:17:08 PM »
I actually like the idea of Kelsier being pronounced -ay.  It gives him some extra flair, makes me think of New Orleans.

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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #73 on: August 30, 2010, 06:23:52 AM »
oh wow I've been pronuncing kelsier like 'kel-seh'. Probably cos I have a New Zealand accent, and i somehow just ignored the i? lol

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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2010, 01:29:59 AM »
oh wow I've been pronuncing kelsier like 'kel-seh'. Probably cos I have a New Zealand accent, and i somehow just ignored the i? lol


Nah, you probably just skimmed the name the first time and then kept pronouncing it the same way in your head. ;)