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zvelf


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So I was watching the Avengers: Endgame extras after buying the 4K disc package. My biggest revelation was that in the Stan Lee tribute, Stan pronounces Cyttorak as sit-or-rack. I had never said the name out loud before but in my brain, I always pronounced it sigh-tor-rack as in Cy sounding like the beginning of Cyclops.

At least I always got Mag-nee-toe right, though I've heard some people call him Mag-net-o. What other Marvel names have you mispronounced or questioned its pronunciation?





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I mispronounce nothing! Other people do. \:P

I always said sigh-tor-ack, too. I think the long-I is a more natural fit for most English speakers.




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Menshevik


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    I mispronounce nothing! Other people do. \:P



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    I always said sigh-tor-ack, too. I think the long-I is a more natural fit for most English speakers.


I always pronounced it as sit-or-rack (and Magneto as Magneeto(1)), but then I'm not a native English speaker, even though I've been fluent in English since age five. \:\-\) But whether "long-I" is a more "natural" fit is very much open to debate. There's quite a number of words starting in "cy-" which are pronounced with a "short-I" - e.g. the school dictionary on my desk lists cyclamen, cygnet, cylinder, cymbals, cynic (plus two derivations), Cynosure, Cyprian, Cypriot, and cyst (with four derivations); there's also Cymric, which not only uses the "short-I" but also has the initial c pronounced "k".

(1) When I don't pronounce it the German way with a long /e:/ instead of a long /i:/ and with a different "a" - but then I sometimes like to think that this is how Magneto himself pronounces his nom-de-guerre.



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Iron Man Unit 007


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Actually this revelation goes back to the episode of the 90's X-men cartoon when Cain Marko was briefly stripped of his juggernaut powers.

They get the gem to him and he recites the magic words


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Grey Gargoyle


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    What other Marvel names have you mispronounced or questioned its pronunciation?


In my case, all of them (^_^')


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Dakota


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For the Inhuman's city of Attilan -

I always read it as aTILLun. With the emphasis on the middle syllable. On the Inhumans TV show, they said it like Atilawn with the emphasis on the first syllable.

I assume for the TV show they would have gotten the official pronunciation from Marvel.


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    For the Inhuman's city of Attilan -



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    I always read it as aTILLun. With the emphasis on the middle syllable. On the Inhumans TV show, they said it like Atilawn with the emphasis on the first syllable.



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    I assume for the TV show they would have gotten the official pronunciation from Marvel.


I kinda accidentally pronounced it correctly, again due to not being a native speaker, in this case because Attila (the Hun) is stressed on the first syllable in German. One case where I was misled by the German pronounciation was Titanium man, where I sometimes pronounced the first syllable as "tee" (many Germans for instance also have a tendency to pronounce the name of the ship as "tee-TAH-nick").





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I pronounce both A's as in apple, emphasizing both beginning and ending syllables.

A-til-AN




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