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Old 12-29-2007, 04:33 AM
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I wouldn't say let's play Graal to anyone in real life so I don't care how you say it.
Yea me too i wouldn't but i would say its grawl
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It really depends on personal preference.
If you translate it (like Laek2007 did), it's pronounced "Grayl."

Basically, people in the South (United States) would use more soft "a" 's, whereas Northerners would use more hard "a" 's.

I live in Texas and instead of saying "Yale University," people say "Y'all University."
North:South
Yale:Y'all
You All:Y'all
Goat:Gowht
etc.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:18 AM
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:36 AM
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like i said potato or potahto

they are both right... there is no right or wrong.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:28 PM
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like i said potato or potahto

they are both right... there is no right or wrong.
Yea i guess as people pronounce it differently so there's no right or wrong
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:19 PM
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I honestly don't think I've ever physically said it o-o, but I think its pronounced like Grail.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:10 AM
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like i said potato or potahto

they are both right... there is no right or wrong.
Tell that to dictionary.com's pronunciation of the word "potato".

"Potahto" isn't even in the dictionary.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:23 AM
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Doesn't 'aa' normally make the 'ah' sound?
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:12 AM
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Doesn't 'aa' normally make the 'ah' sound?
Uhm yes?
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:20 AM
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Uhm yes?
uhm no. Reference please?
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:37 AM
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My pocket Webster's Dictionary; it apparently makes a long ah sound
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:34 AM
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a vowel after a vowel makes the first vowel strong. So Graal is pronounced like grail. See two vowels same concept. ;o
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:13 PM
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a vowel after a vowel makes the first vowel strong. So Graal is pronounced like grail. See two vowels same concept. ;o
Exactly. So the proper pronunciation would be "grail" and the proper spelling would be Grċl.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:40 AM
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Tell that to dictionary.com's pronunciation of the word "potato".

"Potahto" isn't even in the dictionary.
tell that to all the english teachers...

po-tah-to is just the pronounciation not the word =)

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a vowel after a vowel makes the first vowel strong. So Graal is pronounced like grail. See two vowels same concept. ;o
I found these

The long back vowel aa as in father, park, calm, path was deeper in the throat. The short vowel u as in cut was an unusual sound, hard to describe, not quite a neutral vowel, and very rare in the world's languages. In the modern form of RP these two vowels have shifted and are now effectively the long and short forms of the same ah vowel.

this was taken from http://everything2.com/index.pl?node...&lastnode_id=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pronunc...ng_for_English
look at this site it says a like in father.

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Old 12-31-2007, 11:52 PM
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it still is properly pronounced as potato, with the A being strong.

ALSO!!! Graal is derived from Grail. In the original Zelda Online/Graal Java program, you had to find the Magical Grails. Which Stefan when renaming Zelda Online had to thing of good title, Which he then transforms Grail into Graal.
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