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

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User Info: VandorLee

VandorLee
3 years ago#1
-résumé
-café
-Frappé
-Saute'
-Bichon Frisé

From wiki:
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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User Info: BlitzTHedgehog

BlitzTHedgehog
3 years ago#2
I'm gonna guess you meant Poke-uh-mon instead of the famous Weird Al song.
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User Info: ffdgh

ffdgh
3 years ago#3
Yeah that always irked me but everyone is different. Same for merry-o instead of mario lol.
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Alchemist94
3 years ago#4
-rashmat
-caftle
-Frisé
-Saunter
-Bichon Frappé
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User Info: kadabrium

kadabrium
3 years 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?

User Info: gunsndroses

gunsndroses
3 years 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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ExarRazor
3 years ago#7
YOUR POKEYMANS!

SHOW THEM TO ME!
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User Info: BlitzTHedgehog

BlitzTHedgehog
3 years 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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User Info: SuperRup91

SuperRup91
3 years 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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User Info: gunsndroses

gunsndroses
3 years 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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