I have a couple of strange questions about regional pronunciation.
The first one needs a little explaining and the second is for general interest.
i've been listening to narrations of stories sourced from contributors. Most of the narrators have accents to me.
So, I noticed that more than one narrator pronounced the word "guys" in a way that sounds more like "goo-eyes" or more like "g-wise'. The narratiors didn't sound much like british (is that correct? Should I have said English?) or Australian. Is 'g-wise' Kiwi?
How do you pronounce Oberin?
I say "Oh-Burr-In"
I wish I could hear how people pronounce Oberin. It might be a fun experiment. Maybe post a vid on 'Oberin Players of the World' group on facebook of you simply saying "Oberin".
Hi Rygarth! One refers to American English, British English etc. As for the recording, it would be more interesting if people stated which players they are and their country of origin. For instance, 'Hello, this is Fuoco from Italy and I say Oberin'
It is Shoguns Aardvark project all over again!
"Hello, I am Ariki, I am a New Zealand Aardvark"
"Kia Ora, ko Ariki toku ingoa, ko au te Aardvark O Aotearoa."
On topic now, I say it as Oh-burr-in too.
I sort of alternate between "Oh-Burr-In" and "Ob-err-in".
Hahaha Ariki - I remember Valerquez was collecting recordings of people saying they were an Aardvark and I still have in some flash drive a few that felllow players sent me! Being the scatterbrain I am, I submitted a video where I pretend to be mad (one moment, did I say pretend?)
Ok, I see if I can get Fixx/Gawr to record the pronunciation of Oberin with me.
But wait – what syllable do you guys emphasize?
I think I'm saying it the same way as most of the above posters. Like Oberlin College, without the 'l' sound.
I've always pronounced it like Ah-bur-in (Like the 'O' Ostrich or Ominous)
Having the mp3 of the old Aardvark project come on your shuffled iTunes library while you're running is really a very startling experience, let me assure you.
Oh-bur-in, emphasis on the Oh.
^Okay yeah, I pronounce it like Ice does.
Going off of what Fuoco posted earlier: it would be fun to see how people pronounce their own names, too. 'Fuoco' gave me all sorts of trouble until I started dabbling in Italian. And I was saying 'Ice-ee-anne', emphasis on Anne, until I learned the truth...
As for myself, um:
Jedd = It rhymes with bed. The J sound is the same as the one in 'jar'
Ha, Jedd. You and Sam have the best names. I thought I was mispronouncing your name by not voicing the second "d". It's Jedd with one silent "d".
This Aardvark thing that is totally new to me, but I like it.
Anyhow, this might work.