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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #50 on: 20 Dec 2013, 20:49 »

We also met in person a couple months ago - he may have heard me say my name, I don't remember.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #51 on: 20 Dec 2013, 20:54 »

Ahh, I did not know that. I'd be very surprised if you didn't say your name at some point.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #52 on: 21 Dec 2013, 05:12 »

No I think I openly still had you labeled as "Neko" >.>; I have used/heard the name before in other contexts though.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #53 on: 21 Dec 2013, 07:07 »

I am used to going by a nickname, just because of how difficult my real name is, so it could go either way. Often I'm Neko or Kat. MUCH easier than Elesia.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #54 on: 21 Dec 2013, 07:17 »

Maybe I just read too many fantasy novels growing up, but it's not that much of a mouthful is it?
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #55 on: 21 Dec 2013, 09:28 »

I've always been into fantasy novels and it's my name so I don't know that I'm the best to ask, but no, I don't think so. But more than half the people that have ever had to pronounce my name more than a couple times get it wrong every time. My 4th grade teacher just never got it right, for example. Same with my coworker - who I've been working with for over 5 years.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #57 on: 21 Dec 2013, 10:28 »

Or possibly sleigh them, if you're feeling the holiday festivities.

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« Reply #58 on: 21 Dec 2013, 10:48 »

As long as sleighing them involves running them over with a sleigh, I'm all in.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #59 on: 21 Dec 2013, 10:52 »

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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #60 on: 21 Dec 2013, 14:00 »

Honestly, now that I've heard it, it's not hard at all. It's just not immediately apparent from seeing it spelled out.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #61 on: 21 Dec 2013, 14:12 »

I'm not sure why that is, though. It's pronounced exactly as it's spelled, I think. Ell-ee-see-uh
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #62 on: 21 Dec 2013, 14:20 »

Because the s in "sia" is usually not pronounced like an s.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #63 on: 21 Dec 2013, 18:50 »

It isn't? Do you have examples?
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #64 on: 21 Dec 2013, 21:36 »

Most words I can think of have a zh like Asia or a z like enthusiasm.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #65 on: 22 Dec 2013, 10:00 »

You're right - I hadn't thought of those. But most people don't pronounce it with a Z sound. Usually it's an Sh sound, which I can't figure out.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #66 on: 22 Dec 2013, 10:51 »

Actually, I say -sh- in Asia rather than -zh-, so it doesn't surprise me.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #67 on: 22 Dec 2013, 12:47 »

Wee, I would have gotten both right! But I pronounce "Neko" wrong. Like "Nee-ko". The right way to say it feels like it should be spelled "Necco", like the candy :-P
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #68 on: 22 Dec 2013, 14:03 »

Well that's where my name comes from of course... necco wafers. Only neko is Japanese for cat. So, I am cat wafer. Delicious cat wafer.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #69 on: 22 Dec 2013, 14:57 »

See, I knew how to say Neko. Gaz never told me if I said it right.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #70 on: 22 Dec 2013, 15:12 »

He said that his computer was having issues playing soundcloud stuff. So I'm guessing he still hasn't heard any but the first one posted.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #71 on: 23 Dec 2013, 08:32 »

I had a feeling, but the spelling threw me off :-P



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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #72 on: 23 Dec 2013, 16:35 »

Neko speaks the truth.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #73 on: 23 Dec 2013, 17:06 »

I would have thought she wrote it.
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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #74 on: 16 Jun 2014, 16:31 »

Bringing back an old thread because I want to play with my microphone.

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Re: My glorious name.
« Reply #75 on: 07 Jan 2015, 10:56 »

It appears I failed at uploading mine or something. But yeah, rhymes with jazz but with a hard g.
Did he (or she, but I seem to recall Gaz uses male pronouns) ever clarify on the correct pronunciation?
My first guess for Elesia was right, but looking at the spelling I thought it might be a Latin name, Eh-lay-see-a.
And my brain automatically often glosses over -sia and -tia so for example I pronounce the Khajiit protagonist in Prequel, Katia, as "Catty a" in my head but I read it out loud like "Kay shuh." Which I guess might be just slurring words or an accent or something.
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