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How do you pronounce "Shaman" ?

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    Default How do you pronounce "Shaman" ?

    I tend to say "shaw-min" or "shaw-man." "Shay-min" sounds really odd to me. And "shay-man" just sounds completely wrong.

    EDIT: strange. I had a fourth option (shay-man), but it didn't show up. Hmmm.....

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    I tend to go with Shay-mun. But that's just me.

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    Maybe it's my Philadelphia accent but I say Sha-min. No "W" in there at all.

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    cha-mane for me. What word is next Northstar? Heather?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWalk
    Maybe it's my Philadelphia accent but I say Sha-min. No "W" in there at all.
    Uh, is that a long "a" or a short "a" ? (That's why I used "shaw" and "shay.")

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    I looked it up on dictionary.com and the pronounciation given was: shaw-men.

    You are a stupid seal with a small rooster. Translate that into french and you'll get it.

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    How does Wolverine say it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IFdpbbzNjI

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    Where I live people use both shay-min and shaw-men, neither one seems to be better than the other.
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    I guess I would pronounce it 'Shay Men'
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    I always pronounced it Shaw-man

    the name that always gets people confused is Magneto
    I always pronounced it Mag-neeto
    But I do hear Mag-neto

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    Quote Originally Posted by mos_def
    I always pronounced it Shaw-man

    the name that always gets people confused is Magneto
    I always pronounced it Mag-neeto
    But I do hear Mag-neto
    Seriously? That's funny, Mag-neto sounds like a kiddy magnet game.
    "Hey kids, rainy day? What's there to do!?"
    "MAG-NETO!"

    Mag-neeto just sounds more evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canucklehead
    Quote Originally Posted by mos_def
    I always pronounced it Shaw-man

    the name that always gets people confused is Magneto
    I always pronounced it Mag-neeto
    But I do hear Mag-neto
    Seriously? That's funny, Mag-neto sounds like a kiddy magnet game.
    "Hey kids, rainy day? What's there to do!?"
    "MAG-NETO!"

    Mag-neeto just sounds more evil.
    what way do they pronounce it in the movie? For myself, Magneto is one of those words I simply pronounce in french for laxism or lack of knowning how to pronounce it or simply by habit.

    But I don't like "evil" Magneto. I like him better in the gray area, so I guess I would like better Mag-ne-to pronounciation (whatever it is :P )
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    Quote Originally Posted by syvalois
    Quote Originally Posted by Canucklehead
    Quote Originally Posted by mos_def
    I always pronounced it Shaw-man

    the name that always gets people confused is Magneto
    I always pronounced it Mag-neeto
    But I do hear Mag-neto
    Seriously? That's funny, Mag-neto sounds like a kiddy magnet game.
    "Hey kids, rainy day? What's there to do!?"
    "MAG-NETO!"

    Mag-neeto just sounds more evil.
    what way do they pronounce it in the movie? For myself, Magneto is one of those words I simply pronounce in french for laxism or lack of knowning how to pronounce it or simply by habit.

    But I don't like "evil" Magneto. I like him better in the gray area, so I guess I would like better Mag-ne-to pronounciation (whatever it is :P )
    In the movie it's Mag-neeto. A long E. The other way would sound like a quick Mag-nit-o, which to me still sounds like a kid's game. Maybe evil is too strong a word. The long E just demands more respect.

    For Shaman, it's the oposite of the strong E in Mag-neeto. I use the soft A like Shaw-muhn.

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    His name is pronounced just the same as the word "Magneto" in the dictionary (Mag-neet-oh).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsquatch
    In the X-Men animated episode called "Repo Man" where the original Alpha Flight tried to force him back into their team, Wolvie said...(quote)"Save your carnival tricks for the kiddie shows Shaman! (SHAY-man he pronounced it)
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