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    Default Settle a bet please! [how do you pronounce...]

    There's a free dinner riding on this... is it:

    a) Ecco (the Dolphin) pronounced "echo" or "eeko"?

    b) "Ico" (PS2) pronounced "eye-ko" or "eeko"?

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    I believe its echo and eye ko

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    I agree - echo and eye ko

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    Same here. ECHO and EYE KO.

    Here's another one for ya.

    How do you pronounce "IKARI"?

    ICK-A-RYE, ICK-A-REE, or EYE-KAR-EE?

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    The latter...

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    echo for the first one - i know this for a fact cause of the commercials that used to be on TV for these games
    eye-ko for the second one (just a guess really)
    and i say ikari just like you say atari (ick-a-ree)

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    I would say:
    Eck-oh
    Eye-Coh
    ih - kar - ee

    I've heard a lot of people say the ICO is SUPPOSED to be EE-Coh
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    How about Herzog Zwei? Is it pronounced "HAY-stock Sai" or "Her-zog Zvai?"

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    It is echo and eeko.

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    I say MINE-OHZ

    I say HER-ZOG SHWHY

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    Correct pronunciation for

    Herzog Zwei: it's german, so it would be "Hairtz-og Zv-eye" (for instance, listen to the Rammstein song "Mein Herz Brennt". The way they pronounce "Herz" is the way the first part of Herzog should be pronounced.)
    Ecco: pronounced like Echo. In neither Japan nor the Us would a word spelled in that manner be pronouned with a long "EE" sound.
    Ico: In japan, it would be pronounced "EE-co". Here, I suppose you could decide for yourself, as, in English, the word would be pronounced "EYE-co".
    Ikari: EE-car-EE (at least in any Asian dialect). The word certainly seems. to be of Asian origin. If it were a US word, it would most likely be pronounced as "ICK-AR-EE".
    Mine of Minos: I pronounce it "MEE-NOSE", but I'd say that's a matter of personal preference.

    (note: I speak marginally fluent german, and a little Japanese. Three years of the former, one of the latter under my belt. You know, just as some "credentials" for where this info is coming from. Also, I'm an English major, so I pretty much know how the english language works, as far as Ecco goes.)

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    I'm going against the grain on "I-ka-rye"
    According to people here, it appears I am wrong but thats just how I have always said it.

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    echo and eye-ko
    so who won the bet

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    My-nose

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    I always thought Ecco was a no-brainer, and a play on words.. I mean, come ON! It's a dolphin came, and how do dolphins communicate/find their way around? Sonar, or ECHO LOCATION!

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    So here's another one. Is "Chrono" pronounced krown-o, or kron-o? I hear both all the time.

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    Yeah, that was my reasoning behind "Ecco". The other guy thought it'd be "Eco" for ecology, ecosystem, etc. However, we still disagree on "Ico" due to the dual-pronunciation thing. Just wondering...
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    crow-no

    here's one that i am curious about. how do you pronounce eproms? i have never heard any one say it in person, only typed.

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    Of course it's "crow-no". It's an actual word! Check the dictionary (prefix meaning time).

    EPROM should, technically, be pronounced E-P-R-O-M, as it is an acronym. However, many people pronounce it "EEP-ROM". Similarly, I have heard EEPROM pronounced as "E-EEP-ROM".

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