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Why do people pronounce Pokémon as "Po-kEE-mon?"

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by , 7th March 2012 at 10:04 AM (681 Views)
Like, even official sources do this. And it drives me crazy.

I mean, we wouldn't go around and say we're going to go to a local caf-EE to work on our resu-mEE. Or sau-tEE some onions while listening to the newest Beyon-cEE song. So why do people say Po-kEE-mon?

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  1. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Hey, my fian-cEE loves this pronunciation.
    Dogasu and Bishie Karis-chan like this.
  2. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    It's just an awkward word to say in general I think.
  3. Yoshi-san's Avatar
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    I don't understand it either.

    Pok-keh-mon is the right way right?
  4. Shadow Victini's Avatar
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    I shouldn't be doing it at all.
    I have the same é with an accent in my own real name, and that's pronounced as AY.
    So, technically, it SHOULD be pronounced as POKE-AY-MON.
    But of course, I'm not likely to stop pronouncing it as POKE-EE-MON anytime soon.
  5. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    Even the games themselves break it down as "po-kay-mon".
  6. Nyx's Avatar
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    ikr it's pronounced as pokaymon, not pokeemon or pokehmon. smh.
  7. boondockArtist's Avatar
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    It's kinda the opposite opinion to me. I've always heard it called Pok-ee-mon, so I've always called it that. I didn't watch the cartoon when I was little, and I still don't, so I was kinda weirded out the first time I heard a TV commercial call it Pok-ay-mon. I still can't not call it Pok-ee-mon. Sorry.
  8. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    In the first season, Ash always said "poke-uh-mon." That's how I've always pronounced it. It's the least awkward pronunciation in my opinion.
    Kyumorph likes this.
  9. Trainer Yusuf's Avatar
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    I'm not from an English speaking country so I can't feel your pain. We just change the spelling of everything to match the way we spell things. :D.
  10. Mijzelffan's Avatar
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    It has got to do with the English language somehow, as nobody I met has ever made that mistake.
  11. Zenax's Avatar
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    I use the "é" letter in my everyday life, so I don't really have that problem either.
    Evil Figment likes this.
  12. Evil Figment's Avatar
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    Now try having people constantly inserting that moronic "ee" into your province/state name (Kay-bek, not Kwee-bek!) :p
  13. MizuTaipu's Avatar
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    'Cuz adults think that pronunciation is more childish. :-P

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