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Rid-lee or like Ride-lee?

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Rid-lee or like Ride-lee?

Post by е и ժ е я » Sat May 23, 2015 2:12 am

Actually having a lot of experience with the English language, I tend to prefer an 'I' which is followed by a single hard consonant, with next vowel being an E, to be a long vowel. Obviously this isn't official, but then again I'm still pretty sure they shouldn't have let Texans decide how to pronounce anything.
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Post by LOOT » Sat May 23, 2015 2:15 am

Rid-lee, like Ripley from Alien like the series steals from

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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Sat May 23, 2015 2:16 am

Reed-lee.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Sat May 23, 2015 2:19 am

[QUOTE="Loot, post: 1534831, member: 21459"]Rid-lee, like Ripley from Alien like the series steals from[/QUOTE]
It's really only tangentially related, bro.
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Post by LOOT » Sat May 23, 2015 2:20 am

YOU'RE TANGENTIALLY RELATED

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Post by PataPanfan » Sat May 23, 2015 2:20 am

rid-lee i didn't even know people pronounced it differently
and that's the waaaaaaaaaay the news goes

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Post by е и ժ е я » Sat May 23, 2015 2:25 am

[QUOTE="Wu-Tang Panfan, post: 1534836, member: 29448"]rid-lee i didn't even know people pronounced it differently[/QUOTE]
It may well only be me and Crav and whoever else I've infected, which is cool by me.

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Inb4 metroid is a GIRL
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat May 23, 2015 2:42 am

[QUOTE="Wu-Tang Panfan, post: 1534836, member: 29448"]rid-lee i didn't even know people pronounced it differently[/QUOTE]

Only wrong people do.

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Post by PataPanfan » Sat May 23, 2015 2:45 am

[QUOTE="Beard Physics, post: 1534838, member: 25415"]
Inb4 metroid is a GIRL[/QUOTE]

but why cant metroid crawl????
and that's the waaaaaaaaaay the news goes

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat May 23, 2015 3:19 am

I didn't realize there was any other way to pronounce it. His Japanese name is リドリ (ridori), which is the typical transliteration of the English name "Ridley" (for example, Ridley Scott's name in Japanese is リドリー・スコット, ridori sukotto). Plus, his name is pronounced "Rid-lee" in Other M (the only time his name is ever said out loud as far as I know).

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Also, apparently ridley is the common name for sea turtles of the genus Lepidochelys. You learn something new every day.

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Post by LOOT » Sat May 23, 2015 3:41 am

you're a ridley

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sat May 23, 2015 12:54 pm

Rid-lee, like his namesake director.

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Post by smol Kat » Sun May 24, 2015 12:43 am

[QUOTE="Wu-Tang Panfan, post: 1534836, member: 29448"]rid-lee i didn't even know people pronounced it differently[/QUOTE]
quoting this to say the exact same thing as it
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Post by Jesus » Tue May 26, 2015 5:52 pm

How to pronounce Ridley, as inspired by the pronunciation manual.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Wed May 27, 2015 1:58 am

thanks, MC hawking
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sat May 30, 2015 11:26 pm

Rid-lee... :D
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:53 am

HAI GUYS IM THE LOSER WHO PRONOUNCED IT RIDE-LEE.

It didn't hit me until I heard people say Ridley Scott's name many years ago that I was like "Oh, wait."

I grew up with with parents who had English as their second language. This caused me to pronounce some English words erroneously having experienced their accent and logic of how they thought the English language should work. For example, I always pronounced the camera company Nikon as "Nee-con" instead of "Ni-con". I would always pick up their misponunciation of words.

One big question I always had is if neither is pronounced "nee-ther" or "ni-ther". I literally heard it pronounced both ways on a track in The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack.
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Post by Marilink » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:51 pm

[QUOTE="Beard Physics, post: 1534828, member: 25415"]Actually having a lot of experience with the English language, I tend to prefer an 'I' which is followed by a single hard consonant, with next vowel being an E, to be a long vowel.[/QUOTE]
That's not how the phonetic rule works, though. Vowel-Consonant-E would definitely make the I long, but that's not what you have here. Vowel-Consonant-Consonant definitely dictates a short vowel. If his name were "Rideley" or "Riley," then the I would be long; but phonetically speaking, "Ridley" pretty much has to be a short I.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:30 pm

^ In my experience, that rule applies to a double hard consonant almost exclusively, L is a soft consonant. Rideley doesn't follow the trends in the language - the central E wouldn't be silent and the I would be short, leaving the word to sound like riddle-ay.
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Post by Marilink » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:51 pm

I'll concede your second point, but I don't think that hard or soft consonants changes the VCC rule.
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