prounouncing "W'rkncacnter"

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Post Jan 20th '12, 17:26

I say "workin' cancer". It's faster than "workin' kak enter". How about you?
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Post Jan 20th '12, 18:09

I say "wreck-n-canter"
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Post Jan 20th '12, 20:51

I just say Wurncanter. Fight the power.
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mchief111

Post Jan 20th '12, 22:04

wrk 'n' cac 'n' ter, just like it's spelled. Like fish 'n' chips 'n' durr. Wrk is bilabial-approximant -- rhoticised-schwa -- voiceless-velar-plosive, just like it's spelled; same as "work" in General American.

Really, how is there any question about this?

I suppose there could be a question about whether the 'c's are fricatives like 's' or plosives like 'k', but nobody really seems to dispute that; they're plosives like 'k'.
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Pfhorrest
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Post Jan 20th '12, 22:32

Pfhorrest wrote:wrk 'n' cac 'n' ter, just like it's spelled.

Same here.

Perhaps we should ask the big guy himself. :)


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Post Jan 20th '12, 22:46

rick-in-cac-in-ter, basically what pfhorrest said...
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unclenate
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Post Jan 21st '12, 08:25

UncleNate wrote:rick-in-cac-in-ter, basically what pfhorrest said...

No, completely different from what I said.

How do people manage to turn "wrk" into "rick"? (Or worse yet, "rack"?) Where did the 'w' go? I could maybe see "wuh-rick...", if the apostrophe demands a full stop and isn't just cosmetic (in which case "s'pht" is "suh-fit", not "sfit").
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Pfhorrest
California

Post Jan 21st '12, 09:40

"workin' cack into her"
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Post Jan 21st '12, 16:09

Pfhorrest wrote:wrk 'n' cac 'n' ter, just like it's spelled. Like fish 'n' chips 'n' durr. Wrk is bilabial-approximant -- rhoticised-schwa -- voiceless-velar-plosive, just like it's spelled; same as "work" in General American.

Really, how is there any question about this?

I suppose there could be a question about whether the 'c's are fricatives like 's' or plosives like 'k', but nobody really seems to dispute that; they're plosives like 'k'.

I didn't know you were capable of joke posting, Pfhorrest, well played.
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RyokoTK
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Post Jan 21st '12, 18:54

Working CA Center
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goran

Post Jan 21st '12, 19:27

Well then, I guess somebody does pronounce at least one of the C's as a fricative (as well as the silent "nada" or "lifornia" before it).
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Pfhorrest
California

Post Jan 21st '12, 22:56

Nah I was not being serious. I don't really pronounce w'rkncacnter at all. Too weird name.
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goran

Post Jan 22nd '12, 06:12

Pfhorrest wrote:No, completely different from what I said.

How do people manage to turn "wrk" into "rick"? (Or worse yet, "rack"?) Where did the 'w' go? I could maybe see "wuh-rick...", if the apostrophe demands a full stop and isn't just cosmetic (in which case "s'pht" is "suh-fit", not "sfit").


well, "Write" is pronounced "rite". if you pronounce the vowel before the "R" then it would probably be pronounced "work" but if you pronounce it after the "WR" then i say it would be pronounce "rick".
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unclenate
AZ, USA, Earth

Post Jan 25th '12, 12:35

Pfhorrest wrote:wrk 'n' cac 'n' ter, just like it's spelled. Like fish 'n' chips 'n' durr. Wrk is bilabial-approximant -- rhoticised-schwa -- voiceless-velar-plosive, just like it's spelled; same as "work" in General American.

Really, how is there any question about this?

I suppose there could be a question about whether the 'c's are fricatives like 's' or plosives like 'k', but nobody really seems to dispute that; they're plosives like 'k'.

I completely agree, and c's are not normally pronounced as s's unless followed by i, e, or y.
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Drictelt
Belgium

Post Jan 25th '12, 14:04

[spnkr] ~~Wrekhancenter~~ [spnkr]
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Mavrik
Södertälje Sweden

Post Feb 6th '12, 04:47

I pronounce it "workin' canter", though that may just be because I don't feel like tripping over the damn name every time it comes up in a terminal (I'm assuming it does relatively often, as I have not actually started Infinity yet).

I dare Bungie to come up with a bigger textual wall of a name for Tiger. This ones too easy to climb, lol.
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