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I say "workin' cancer". It's faster than "workin' kak enter". How about you?
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I say "wreck-n-canter"
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I just say Wurncanter. Fight the power.
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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 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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rick-in-cac-in-ter, basically what pfhorrest said...
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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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"workin' cack into her"
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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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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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Nah I was not being serious. I don't really pronounce w'rkncacnter at all. Too weird name.
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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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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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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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