Friday, April 28, 2006

Pronunciation of "ii"

Looking at the word "Wii," how would you pronounce it?
Now, if I told you "Wii" is a proper noun, how would you pronounce it?

12 comments:

Linus said...

whY ?

ian said...

Heck, I'd just go wee-wee-wee all the way home with this one.

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Pirate Jimmy said...

Just curious, since this is what Nintendo is naming their newest system. Supposedly their pronunciation is "we."

Special K said...

Yeah, I guess that makes sense when you think of how we say Hawaii.

Pirate Jimmy said...

giggle

Pirate Jimmy said...

The above link is an artist interpretation of a possible board meeting scenario where they decided to go with the name "Wii" for the new Nintendo console.

Chaka said...

Looks pretty straightforward to me. IPA for "we" is /wi/. If the vowel is supposed to be long, /wii/ looks like a perfectly reasonable spelling.

Pirate Jimmy said...

Straightforward if you know what "IPA" is I guess.

Boromir said...

gondorneedsnoking

Boromir said...

My purpose of this is to say hi and to spread the word that Gondor needs no king.

Boromir said...

Just testing my new picture

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