How do you pronounce Golem?

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  • Goe-lem

    42 85.71%
  • Gay-lem

    2 4.08%
  • Goy-lem

    1 2.04%
  • Gull-lum

    4 8.16%
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    Default How do you pronounce Golem?

    As many know, Golem is a very odd word. It has three pronunciations, Goe-lem, Gay-lem, and Goy-lem, plus a fake one, Gull-lum. And, since the Pokemon Golem shares the name, it may have three pronunciation +1 as well!

    So, how do YOU pronounce it? I use the first pronunciation, Goe-lem.

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    Gullum?


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    I also pronounce it the first way Goe-lem.

    Hasn't the last pronunciation something to do with the movies of The Lord of the Rings?

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    how the heck do you get gay-lem out of that?

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    And where's Goh-lem?

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    Yeah i agree with Grn, thats how i say it


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    I think Goe-lem is supposed to be the equivalent of Goh-lem


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    Goe-lem would be like "'go' over there." Goh-lem would be like "'gol'ly". Or maybe it should be Gah-lem. Whatever. It's still a fairly common pronunciation, however you want to spell out the pronunciation itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "L" View Post
    how the heck do you get gay-lem out of that?
    a dictionary.

    as for Gull-lum, there's a bunch of people at my school, well, everyone besides me, who pronounce Golem as Gullum. I'm all like "THAT IS A STUPID THING IN LORD OF THE RINGS, NOT A WORD!" but they never listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Cherrim View Post
    a dictionary.
    Which dictionary?

    as for Gull-lum, there's a bunch of people at my school, well, everyone besides me, who pronounce Golem as Gullum. I'm all like "THAT IS A STUPID THING IN LORD OF THE RINGS, NOT A WORD!" but they never listen.
    Change the first "u" to an "o" and you've basically got the more classical pronunciation.

    Plus there's the modification of the second syllable (either pronouncing it "lum" or "lem").

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    go-lem. It's just as it reads.

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    Golem:

    Goh - lehm. There.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Palazzo
    go-lem. It's just as it reads.
    You do realize even spelling it like that, there are two different pronunciations, right? And there's a commonly accepted variation on the second syllable. It's like "potato" or "tomato". Or "the".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezase Master View Post
    Gullum?

    That had to happen at some point. He's more of a Sneasel though.

    Belive it or not, I use the "fake" one: Gullum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrnMarvl13 View Post
    You do realize even spelling it like that, there are two different pronunciations, right? And there's a commonly accepted variation on the second syllable. It's like "potato" or "tomato". Or "the".
    I've never heard anything but what I said, even in reference to the traditional European monsters.

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