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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #180 on: February 02, 2010, 03:54:16 PM »
meh, it was already full of rancid wieners
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #181 on: February 07, 2010, 10:36:03 PM »
Q.24 How come Americans are so fond of pronouncing "Z" and "C" the same way? I do not know if everyone does it, but for some reason every single American that I hear trying to say "Z" says "C" instead.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #182 on: February 07, 2010, 10:39:11 PM »
Q.24 How come Americans are so fond of pronouncing "Z" and "C" the same way? I do not know if everyone does it, but for some reason every single American that I hear trying to say "Z" says "C" instead.
do you mean when saying the letter itself, or within a word?  I have no idea what you're talking about.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #183 on: February 07, 2010, 10:50:11 PM »
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #184 on: February 08, 2010, 01:29:49 AM »
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #185 on: February 08, 2010, 02:10:55 AM »
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Or it could be the "zee" versus "zed" thing.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #186 on: February 08, 2010, 04:20:38 AM »
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Or it could be the "zee" versus "zed" thing.
???

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #187 on: February 08, 2010, 04:33:46 AM »
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Or it could be the "zee" versus "zed" thing.
???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z

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In many dialects of English, the letter's name is zed, pronounced /?z?d/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta (see below). In American English, its name is zee /?zi?/, deriving from a late 17th century English dialectal form.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #188 on: February 08, 2010, 04:51:44 AM »
of all the things we say wrong, thats what grabs you..

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #189 on: February 08, 2010, 04:52:30 AM »
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Or it could be the "zee" versus "zed" thing.
???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z

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In many dialects of English, the letter's name is zed, pronounced /?z?d/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta (see below). In American English, its name is zee /?zi?/, deriving from a late 17th century English dialectal form.
ah -- I get it now (thanks PXY).

well, I guess that the answer is right there in the part that I just put in bold.  

of all the things we say wrong, thats what grabs you..


Well, it's not really "wrong", per sa -- just a different dialect (at least according the source listed) -- but yeah, I get get your point. 
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #190 on: February 08, 2010, 05:59:52 AM »
Well, theres always saying it like 'zag'
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #191 on: February 08, 2010, 06:08:13 AM »
It's not quite pronounced the same way, "C" uses the "S" phonic that Swedish uses (more or less), "Z" is more "buzzy", if that makes sense.  

It could he quite possible that Swedish just doesn't have that phonic and therefore you can't hear it (When a young child learns a native language, they tend to forget what phonics their native tongue doesn't use to the point of not being able to hear it as an adult.  American English speakers have trouble with the rolling "R" phonic for the most part, I had to train my ear to even hear it as I didn't automatically until I was 15 or 16 and taking my second year of Spanish.  Likewise, I discovered only two days ago that in Finnish, "u" and "y" are different phonics.)
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #192 on: February 08, 2010, 06:14:20 AM »
Q 25) Does anybody know of any good beginners books on bladesmithing?  Amazon.com reviews aren't helping me at all.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #193 on: February 08, 2010, 06:23:03 AM »
Q 25) Does anybody know of any good beginners books on bladesmithing?  Amazon.com reviews aren't helping me at all.
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here you go -- check out the "store" link for specific books.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #194 on: February 08, 2010, 06:27:02 AM »
Q26)  Speaking of Sweden, I have two questions:

Do you have The Muppet Show there, and if yes, what is The Swedish Chef called over there?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #195 on: February 08, 2010, 07:27:27 AM »
Q 25) Does anybody know of any good beginners books on bladesmithing?  Amazon.com reviews aren't helping me at all.
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here you go -- check out the "store" link for specific books.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #196 on: February 08, 2010, 01:14:48 PM »
Q27) I found myself a website on bow & arrow craft. Are we going to start a medieval weapon crafting guild?  :D
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #197 on: February 08, 2010, 01:41:29 PM »
Q27) I found myself a website on bow & arrow craft. Are we going to start a medieval weapon crafting guild?  :D

Q28) and if so are we allowed to use them for nefarious purposes?  :flutter

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #198 on: February 08, 2010, 04:33:34 PM »
Q26)  Speaking of Sweden, I have two questions:

Do you have The Muppet Show there, and if yes, what is The Swedish Chef called over there?

A26) We have them and he is called "Svenska kocken" and believe it or not, it means "The Swedish chef". He sounds exactly the same, for example. Otherwise we tend not to dub, the Muppet show was one of the few exceptions as the target audience was not yet old enough to read subtitles.

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« Reply #199 on: February 08, 2010, 04:38:41 PM »
Q26)  Speaking of Sweden, I have two questions:

Do you have The Muppet Show there, and if yes, what is The Swedish Chef called over there?

A26) We have them and he is called "Svenska kocken" and believe it or not, it means "The Swedish chef". He sounds exactly the same, for example. Otherwise we tend not to dub, the Muppet show was one of the few exceptions as the target audience was not yet old enough to read subtitles.
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