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I wonder how people who say "Polka-mon" pronounce:

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1 year ago#1
-résumé
-café
-Frappé
-Saute'
-Bichon Frisé

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In English, it has some uses, mostly in words of French origin such as résumé,and sauté, and names such as, Beyoncé, JonBenét, and Théo. Pokémon, the media franchise owned by Japanese corporation Nintendo, has also come into common use. Some Spanish words such as Puntapié or Toreé have some use in English.
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1 year ago#2
I'm gonna guess you meant Poke-uh-mon instead of the famous Weird Al song.
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1 year ago#3
Yeah that always irked me but everyone is different. Same for merry-o instead of mario lol.
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1 year ago#4
-rashmat
-caftle
-Frisé
-Saunter
-Bichon Frappé
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1 year ago#5
its just there so you dont drop it entirely and say polkmon.
like, the accent is used differently in different languages.
are you going to say pochiemon or pok-eu-mon?
1 year ago#6
Idgaf if the name is truly "Pokémon."

Pokémon is pronounced like PO-kay-MON. That is flat out awkward.

Pokemon -- PO-key-MON -- is infinitely more natural, and I will thusly continue to use it.

There's a reason even GameFAQs doesn't list it as "Pokémon X".
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1 year ago#7
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1 year ago#8
gunsndroses posted...
Idgaf if the name is truly "Pokémon."

Pokémon is pronounced like PO-kay-MON. That is flat out awkward.

Pokemon -- PO-key-MON -- is infinitely more natural, and I will thusly continue to use it.

There's a reason even GameFAQs doesn't list it as "Pokémon X".


If we're gonna be completely accurate though, it should be pronounced like pock-ay-mon, since it's pocket+monster.

And infinitely more natural is a matter of opinion. I feel po-key-mon sounds more unintelligent.
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1 year ago#9
po-kay-mon just isn't as organic to say as the other words.
I know Po-kuh-mon is technically wrong, but it does sound better
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1 year ago#10
BlitzTHedgehog posted...
gunsndroses posted...
Idgaf if the name is truly "Pokémon."

Pokémon is pronounced like PO-kay-MON. That is flat out awkward.

Pokemon -- PO-key-MON -- is infinitely more natural, and I will thusly continue to use it.

There's a reason even GameFAQs doesn't list it as "Pokémon X".


If we're gonna be completely accurate though, it should be pronounced like pock-ay-mon, since it's pocket+monster.

And infinitely more natural is a matter of opinion. I feel po-key-mon sounds more unintelligent.


Except the portmanteau doesn't care about its origins... it takes upon itself its own pronunciation. I mean, I hate anime/manga/all that stuff, but I really couldn't watch the Pokemon anime because of how they kept pronouncing it (as I said above).
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