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11 hours ago, Dobber said:

So is Walkure supposed to be pronounced like Valkyrie, vALLk-your-ie, vALLk-your, or WALK-your-ie?

Just curious why the change of spelling or the possible Germanic influence.

Chris

 

Ah, tricky. The "a" in Walküre is pronounced like in "pass", and the ending "e" like the "ea" in "head". For the umlaut-u (ü), there's no equivalent that I know.

But you can have it read to you by google translate, the pronunciation is spot on.

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If you're wondering how the specific pronunciation in-show, it's

ワルキューレ

or "wa-ri-kyuu-re" or "wall-cue-ray".

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11 hours ago, Dobber said:

So is Walkure supposed to be pronounced like Valkyrie, vALLk-your-ie, vALLk-your, or WALK-your-ie?

Just curious why the change of spelling or the possible Germanic influence.

Chris

‘Val-kou-re.’

https://forvo.com/word/walküre/

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18 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

If you're wondering how the specific pronunciation in-show, it's

ワルキューレ

or "wa-ru-kyuu-re" or "war-cue-ray".

Fixed. ;)

 

Edited by no3Ljm

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Posted (edited)

Thanks guys! Is there a lot of Germanic influence in the show? I wonder what made Kawamori decide to go that route. Interesting. 

Chris

Edited by Dobber

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6 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

Fixed. ;)

 

Eh, you know how the Japanese are with their L's and R's.

EDIT:

I should add that the pronunciation isn't a case of Engrish or anything, it's intentional. The same (English) word, "Valkyrie," is written and pronounced

バルキリー "ba-ru-ki-rii"

and the word used in the song Sayonara no Tsubasa, "Valkyria," is written/pronounced

バルキリア "ba-ru-ki-ri-a"

 

I don't know if you're familiar with the promotional art, but the "W" visual is getting lots of play here. The W in the idol group name, the hand signs, the wing configuration of Delta Squad's VF-31s, etc.

Edited by kajnrig

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The Germanic influences in Delta ,iirc , are mostly in the Valkyrie and character names, such as Seigftied , Draken , Heinz, etc.  the Windermere kingdom has a medieval look and feel.Not sure if any of that is taken from Germanic influences.

I recommend watching it , it is Macross after all. Just not the best..

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On 7/12/2019 at 9:43 PM, kajnrig said:

Ah yes, completely forgot about that. That's where the Valks were actually colored as they are on these special color kits, right?

Yup.

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On 7/13/2019 at 8:24 AM, kajnrig said:

Eh, you know how the Japanese are with their L's and R's.

I'm sorry if I offended you or anything. I just corrected the 'wa-ri-kyuu-re' to 'wa-ru-kyuu-re' and 'wall-cue-ray' to 'war-cue-ray'. The reasons for that is because in katakana it was ワルキューレ (wa-ru-kyu-re). The second letter (ル) is 'Ru' and not 'Ri'. Regarding the 'wall' to 'war' on 'wall-cue-ray' since it's how fast sometimes they say the word in the show. We still don't hear the 'L' sound so I just corrected it to 'R'. 

To make it short, I just corrected it based on the actual katakana word used and not the actual english word counterpart.

 

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3 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

I'm sorry if I offended you or anything.

Oh no worries, I wasn't offended.

3 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

The second letter (ル) is 'Ru' and not 'Ri'.

Ah.... You know, it's funny because I made extra sure too on the "valkyrie" translation to get that right. And yet didn't notice when checking Walkure (thrice!). Sometimes my eyes just roam right past what I'm supposed to be looking at. :lol:

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