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    The correct way. As in Po Kay Mon, with no emphasis on any of the parts.

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    Accented é is pronounced eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glinn Mgraw View Post
    Accented é is pronounced eh.
    'Ke' in Japanese is pronounced 'Kay'. Just listen to any character from the Japanese version say it.

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    ...I don't live in Japan, do I?

    Therefore, the way Pokémon is said can be different in different countries.

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    Oh, I know it's pronounced POH-kay-mon, but I pronouce it "Pokieman" and even use the plural "Pokemons [Pokiemans]."

    This is strange considering my ethnicity, but I like pronouncing it this way better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glinn Mgraw View Post
    ...I don't live in Japan, do I?

    Therefore, the way Pokémon is said can be different in different countries.
    Sure it can be said differently. Just as you can pronounce 'anime' as 'annie may' and 'manga' as 'main guh'. It doesn't make it right, though.

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    Well, no, those other two sound stupid, plus they have no accents in them, so the example isn't that good.

    Surely the way you are meant to say é should be no different in this case?

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    I've always been dumb founded by the way people pronounce Pokemon, Nintendo even spelled it like "Pokémon" so everyone would understand it.. but it's still pronounced wrong.

    I grew up learning é being pronounced as "Eh" like "Eh?" or 'A' (from the alphabet) I remember in french, too it was like that.. but I remember talking to someone about it while I was over there and they said "Po-key-mon"... thinking about it now, I'm thinking WTF?! Now Nintendo uses both so obviously they've given up trying. It's like when Nintendo first came out into popular view and people were mispronouncing it. I guess people over pronounce things when they feel the pressure is on to say it right.

    That said, I say Pokeymons to mock it too... Pokeymons or Pokeyman

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    ^Sums it up nicely.

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    *phoneticist moment in 3... 2... 1...*

    The Japanese "e" sound (also the "e" sound in most Romance Languages, and many other languages) is actually something between "eh" and "ay". The "ay" we have in English is actually a diphthong, a mix of the Japanese "e" + "i", which is why, for instance, "poh-kay-mon" in Japanese would actually be "pokeimon", and the "e" in "pokemon" doesn't sound quite the same.

    Fortunately, since most of us have no need to try for perfect Japanese, "poh-kay-mon" or "poh-keh-mon" are a good enough approximation. I personally prefer to use the latter, because "poh-kay-mon" sounds to me like trying a little too hard to emulate the Japanese pronunciation (and overdoing it). Either way sure as heck beats "poke-uh-mon," "poh-kee-mon" or, heaven forbid, "poh-kee-man."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell02二世 View Post
    I've always been dumb founded by the way people pronounce Pokemon, Nintendo even spelled it like "Pokémon" so everyone would understand it.. but it's still pronounced wrong.
    I see some people spell it Poke'mon. I don't know if thats them trying to make it look like it's an accent, or if they think it's actually an apostrophe in the logo. Either way it blazes my balls.

    I consider Pok-ay-mon the correct way since I "got back into" Pokemon. But when I was younger I said Poke-Uh-Mon, and so did everyone else and the TV. So it's stuck with me I guess. But I don't mind it.

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    i pronounce it Po-keh-mon
    sometimes(rarely)i say po-kee-mon

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    I pronounce it like the Japanese do. That includes the "mon" having a long O sound as opposed to "mahn", despite the obvious derivation from "monster". I kinda got used to hearing that pronunciation of "mon" when I was first getting into the Japanese language and watching raw episodes of Digimon Tamers.

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    The same way it's pronounced in Japanese, yeah. Which is pretty much the same way the Norwegian dub says it, too, except they extend the first o a bit, but that never really sounded right.

    Norwegian is actually pretty close to Japanese pronounciation-wise.

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    Poke-e-mon

    I think it's awkward to say "Poh-kuh-mon."

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