Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Merzah the mystic

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Subj: Re: is the T in T'challa pronounced...
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 03:31:31 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Re: is the T in T'challa pronounced...
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 at 04:24:21 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)

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> No Problem Mezrah,
> I assume Robert Howard may have done his research since the prefixes N and M are more common than the T; however, in the case of marvel, I am not sure if they did because it seems that they generalize that type of name with all types of prefixes, the example that almost make me laugh is "W'kabu", how the hell do you pronounce that? the N and M prfixes are very common, the T in frequent in terms of pronounciation, but the W, that was a first one for me.
> What is your own language?

my language is Czech. its quite far from any central African languages Im sure, but we do have a lot of uncommon consonant sounds.

yeah, it kinda bugs me when the writers dont really try like in your "W'kabu" example. sometimes they just make stuff up not figuring no one will notice or care.

the only Czech/Slovak character they ever got right was iron mans foe, the unicorn, who's named Milos Masaryk, a very czech name. in fact he could only be czech or slovak with a name like that. not polish or russian or anything. usually if theres a czech character they just give him a russian name which is just lazy since the names are very different.

anyway, I got off the point of this thread but i definitely agree with you, if the writers are going to make an african character they should at least bother to get the name authentic sounding, not just the formula "random consonent + apostrophe+ short word ending in vowel"
> Peace

peace on you

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