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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyblade View Post
    Dane
    \ˈdān\
    1: a native or inhabitant of Denmark
    2: a person of Danish descent
    3: great dane
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...&file=dane0001

    Put "Zi" in front of it.

    There you go.
    Wow

    You even used the IPA transcription and you're still wrong.

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    Ill just call him Gary.


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    I use a typical Swedish pronunciation --- "See-DAWN-eh"
    (there are no Z-sounds in Swedish and we don't have any "silent E's" like in English).

    I suppose the English pronunciation is "zee-DONE" or "zee-DANE" or something, though.
    Last edited by Peter1986; 09-04-2016 at 05:37 PM.

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    Wait, there are people here that don't pronounce it Zi-dahn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Wait, there are people here that don't pronounce it Zi-dahn?

    Pic 1.jpg
    To me, "See-DAWN-eh" feels more natural, probably because that sounds much more "Swedish" than "Zi-dahn".

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    It's supposed to be Gitan (pronounced roughly "Zhee-tong"), French for "gypsy", written as ジタン (Jitan) in Japanese. I always pronounce it like that (and I call him that whenever I play the game, too, when I'm feeling mature enough to not just rename him "stupid" or "idiot" so I get him saying "It's me, stupid!").

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