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How do you pronounce...

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:30 pm
by Orbett
How do you pronounce Amen and Kita?

Kita-Is it (Kee-ta, or Kit-a)

Amen-Is it (Aw-men, or A-men)?

Sorry, I know it's not that important, but I'm the kind of person who takes great interest in small details.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:53 pm
by Jeronimus
In "Theatrical Trailer" (or Threatrical as it's apparently spelled), all band members names are pronounced. Well, not OX's (but that's pretty obious) and Awa's (which still remains a mystery to me - is it Ay-wah, or Ah-wah?).

It's

"Ay-men" and "Key-tah", or at least that's how the voice pronounces it.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:09 pm
by Lightning
i've never really thought about it. i always pronounce it ah-wah. but it could be ay-wah.

zane lowe was interviewing mr lordi and awa on gonzo after they won eurovision and he pronounced it both ways and awa and lordi just laughed. they didn't actually say how it is pronounced.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:10 pm
by Lozzy
on a BBC interview they said: "im now talking to 'Ay-Wah', is that right?"
Then Awa said: "yes that's right"
So i always call her 'Ay-Wah' after hearing that....i used to say 'Ah-Wah' though...

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:35 pm
by NiKitA
Key-ta, Ay-men and Ay-wah

Thats how i say them anyways :)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:23 am
by *KiTa_FaN*
I thought That Awa was pronounced A- wa
and Kita-> Key-tah (this one I knew)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:43 am
by cbstudios
oh good, i was pronouncing them right: 8)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:23 pm
by KittyCat
I think Awa is Aaaah-wA
Like.. Finnish :P.
But i've always pronouced Enary wrong.
It was pronounced Inary... Oh well.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:28 pm
by Ida
Jeronimus wrote:In "Theatrical Trailer" (or Threatrical as it's apparently spelled), all band members names are pronounced. Well, not OX's (but that's pretty obious) and Awa's (which still remains a mystery to me - is it Ay-wah, or Ah-wah?).

It's

"Ay-men" and "Key-tah", or at least that's how the voice pronounces it.


In threatical trailer thay sey:
( I think it sounds like they say)
"Kitoh"
I just MWAHAHAHAHA

My self say
Kitah
Aymen
Ava (sometimes Aywa)
Lordi(e)
Oks

Enaaryy
Kalmaa
Magnuum

Edit: YEah, I should read better before quoting.. you wrote about Threatical tralier aswell... LOL

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:32 pm
by NiKitA
En-Ah-Ree

But then, just because I pronounce it like so in an English way, doesn't mean someone from a different country will read it the same (if you get what I mean) ;)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:46 pm
by KittyCat
NiKitA wrote:En-Ah-Ree

But then, just because I pronounce it like so in an English way, doesn't mean someone from a different country will read it the same (if you get what I mean) ;)


Yeah i just heard Lordi say it at the live in Raumanmeri.
Sounded wierd :P

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:09 am
by Beauty of the beast
I know you can pronounce Mr. Amen as either Ay-men or Ah-men (silent H sound) as they are both the English (UK) and English (US) pronunciation versions.

As for Lady. Awa I am still partial to saying Aw-wah.

Stay Heavy Monstermaniacs :twisted: .

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:51 am
by RagingHound
Yeah, it kind of depends on where someone comes from. If I speak english, then I pronounce it the "english" way, but in estonian the pronounciation is way different :P

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:06 pm
by Oxycoccus
RagingHound wrote:...but in estonian the pronounciation is way different :P


How do you pronounce their names then? Is it similar with finnish?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:14 pm
by Lamlam
Well, Mr. Lordi called Awa, Ay-va in an interview on 'Popworld', so I'm guessing he's right :D

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:31 pm
by RagingHound
Oxycoccus wrote:
RagingHound wrote:...but in estonian the pronounciation is way different :P


How do you pronounce their names then? Is it similar with finnish?


It's really hard to explain. I can't write the pronounciation, because it might look the same, but it sounds really different. I could try and stick up a clip in my new vid, where I pronounce them all in english and then in estonian, if you'd like to?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:48 pm
by Oxycoccus
^ Yes, please do that.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:19 pm
by MiSs Shiva
I'm confused.
So whats right and whats not? :D

I would say:
Ah-wah and Ah-men. And Kita just as you spell it?

Could we ask the band to say their names lound and clear and then post it here? I think the loyale Lordi fans should at least be able to speak their names correctly :twisted:

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:40 pm
by Terror-Inferno
I Say:

Lordi - Lord-E
Amen - A-men
Kita - key-ta
Awa - A-wa
OX - ox


(The capital letters "A" and "E" above are pronounced as letters and not the sound the letter makes)
(A = A Not A = Ah)

Hard to explain :D

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:56 pm
by UKLFC
Since theyre Finnish names,

Lordi - would be Lor-di (to get the two consonants together you have to sound each, stupid I know)

Kita- I'd always assumed Key-ta

Awa - It's just Av-va (again Finnish, again blame the fact I'm learning it)

OX - Just OX

Amen - Ay-men

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:21 pm
by Beauty of the beast
On the subject of pronunciation I love the way some Finnish pronounce Iron like I-ron not like Ion... I think that's cool.

Stay Heavy Monstermaniacs :twisted: .

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:23 pm
by UKLFC
Beauty of the beast wrote:On the subject of pronunciation I love the way some Finnish pronounce Iron like I-ron not like Ion... I think that's cool.

Stay Heavy Monstermaniacs :twisted: .


You want to see how they pronounce a few other words. Mainly the swear words....

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:25 pm
by Beauty of the beast
Haha any word with R in it is fun to hear from a Finn! Such a cool accent.

(may want to veer slightly back on topic)

Stay Heavy Monstermaniacs :twisted: .

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:30 pm
by UKLFC
Beauty of the beast wrote:Haha any word with R in it is fun to hear from a Finn! Such a cool accent.

(may want to veer slightly back on topic)

Stay Heavy Monstermaniacs :twisted: .


we are on topic! we're on about pronounciation!

I alwats try to roll the r in Lordi. Its very hard to but im getting there

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:30 pm
by RagingHound
I love how they say "Lordi"
But then again I have the english accent fetish
*kills estonian and moves to england*