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Birthday Magolor04726

I'm not here right now... I'll be back in a bit.
After listening to the trailer for Origami King again, I heard the narrator/announcer dude say Kamek's name. He said it Ka-mek, with emphasis on the first part of the name. I always pronounced it Ka-mek, with emphasis on the second syllable. So I wondered, how do you guys pronounce these names?

Another thing that always got me was Lakitu. I always said La-ki-too, but I've heard La-ki-too as well. And Melee. That always got me. I always said Mee-lee, not May-lay.
 

ZelenPixel

(she/her) actual spore creature
i pronounce it kamek and just. flip flop on lakitu. the mkt lakitu vids (did we only ever get three? sad) thing say lakitu iirc so thers that
 

Kersti

YoshiFlutterJump
Awards Committee
I say both Kamek and Lakitu. However when I was little I would always pronounce Yoshi with a short O rather than a long O (Yah-shee rather than Yoh-shee), and when I heard a friend use the latter pronunciation it was like a new revelation to me.
 

Ray Trace

Hаppy бirтhдаy то...wаiт...iт's noт мy бirтhдаy?
i pronounce it kamek and just. flip flop on lakitu. the mkt lakitu vids (did we only ever get three? sad) thing say lakitu iirc so thers that
Isn't stress like super important in Russian or something?

Also, English is dumb so that's why some people pronounce the same words differently.
 

Ray Trace

Hаppy бirтhдаy то...wаiт...iт's noт мy бirтhдаy?
Also, Zelen, why is Yoshi called "Йоши" rather than "Ёши"? Where's the stress, btw? Is he called "Yaw-she" or "Yo. She."?
 

A Hungarian Mushroom

Otherwise known as a "goomba"
Here's a good one: Ukiki. Is it:

oo-ki-ki,

ah-ki-ki

or

you-ki-ki?

I always pronounce it "you-ki-ki" in my head, it sounds natural in an English-written context as opposed to the more phonetic "oo-ki-ki" pronunciation. Therefore, reading the phrase "an Ukiki" on the wiki always feels awkward.
 

Ray Trace

Hаppy бirтhдаy то...wаiт...iт's noт мy бirтhдаy?
Ukiki is the correct one and that's the one I default to anyway, even as a native English speaker. I think the Japanese characters points to that, as well as the Russian translation (I can't read Japanese characters be it hiragana or katakana but I can read Russian cyrillic). If it was pronounced "you kee kee", the Russian translation would have been Юкики instead of it Укики.
 

ZelenPixel

(she/her) actual spore creature
i pronounce ukiki you ki ki myself
Also, Zelen, why is Yoshi called "Йоши" rather than "Ёши"? Where's the stress, btw? Is he called "Yaw-she" or "Yo. She."?
ёши juts looks stupid though pronounced pretty similar. йоши is closer to the og pronunciation. pretty sure its yo she as well
 

Ray Trace

Hаppy бirтhдаy то...wаiт...iт's noт мy бirтhдаy?
What's weird is whenever I see, say, Yossy or Yoster Isle, I start pronounicing it as "Yaw See" rather than "Yo-See". I don't know why.

Probably because it has a similar word structure to Bossy and Foster, both use the aw sound.
 

Goombuigi

Shine Sprite
Poll Committee
I used to pronounce like this:
Meh-rio, Yaw-shi, Kay-mek, Luh-kee-too
But after heard their names in trailers, I pronounce them like this:
Mah-rio, Yoh-shi, Kah-mek, Lah-ki-too
 

Piximon

Helpful Fairy Digimon
I pronounce it Kameek, with emphasis on the E and Lakitu with emphasis on the I.

My mother and oldest brother have issues with pronouncing Mario's name. The former pronounces it as Mareio and the latter pronounces it as Mohrio.

I've also heard 2 different pronunciations for Wario and Waluigi and I don't know which is correct

Wahrio

Wario

Wahluigi

Walluigi

I pronounce it as the latter for both. It just sounds more natural than "wah" in my opinion.
 

Zakomander

SPM Trash
Forum Moderator
Some people say Worio and that just sounds incorrect in every way.

I'm not 100% sure how Dimentio is pronounced. Is it Diment-io or Dimen-chio? I first started pronouncing it the former, but later questioned that and decided it's most likely the latter, but even later after Man on the Internet's videos pronounce it with the former I'm unsure again.
 

Adult Sweetie Belle

You can't tell me no, there's no place I can't go
I'm not 100% sure how Dimentio is pronounced. Is it Diment-io or Dimen-chio? I first started pronouncing it the former, but later questioned that and decided it's most likely the latter, but even later after Man on the Internet's videos pronounce it with the former I'm unsure again.
as i kid i'd pronounce it Die-men-tea-oh
 
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