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27th Nov '17 6:42:48 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/SnowCrash'' has a character named Da5id. The name is probably pronounced the same as "David", since in Roman numerals a V is equivalent to a 5.

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* ''Literature/SnowCrash'' has a character named Da5id.[=Da5id=]. The name is probably pronounced the same as "David", since in Roman numerals a V is equivalent to a 5.
23rd Nov '17 9:55:40 PM Glaurung
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* The hilariously SoBadItsGood fanfic Fanfic/ThomasJoshmanAndTheMirrorOfDreams takes this trope UpToEleven with Professor Imsto-Arpeu +=E) Fcreeb. [[note]]Perhaps his name was designed to break [[https://xkcd.com/327/ poorly-sanitized databases.]][[/note]]
16th Nov '17 3:54:23 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Wood Elves like Syr'Nj fall under the "apostrophe as a universal stand-in for vowels" version.
2nd Nov '17 7:13:55 AM audiorape
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** It's worth noting that the apostrophe in T'lan Imass does represent a glottal stop, and is actually mentioned in world as a contraction of "Tellann". The others, meanwhile, are a little more unclear.
21st Aug '17 11:22:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Creator/TimothyZahn, Thrawn's creator, absolutely ''loves'' this, both in his ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' books (Jorus C'baoth, [[HandOfThrawn Jorj Car'das]], Borsk Fey'lya, Shada D'ukal, plenty of others) and his original works.

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** Creator/TimothyZahn, Thrawn's creator, absolutely ''loves'' this, both in his ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' books (Jorus C'baoth, [[HandOfThrawn [[Literature/HandOfThrawn Jorj Car'das]], Borsk Fey'lya, Shada D'ukal, plenty of others) and his original works.
21st Aug '17 8:13:24 AM morane
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* The cedilha (ç) in Romance languages. It generally is pronounced as [s]. It denotes either a voiceless (s) sibilant between two vowels whereas an ordinary 's' would be pronounced as voiced [z] (casa -> [käza] (house) vs caça -> [kasa] (hunt)) or a situation where the letter 'c' would be pronounced as 's' where it ordinarily would be 'k' (such as "façade" or "garçon") Thus the name of island Curação is "koor-a-sow", not "kure-a-koa".
31st May '17 6:09:24 PM nombretomado
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* In the second YoungWizards book, ''Deep Wizardry'', a number of the characters are whales and as such have names meant to mimic the cadences of whalesong. When Kit and Nita transform into whales, their names are given similar treatment, and are referred to as K!t and H'Neeeet.

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* In the second YoungWizards Literature/YoungWizards book, ''Deep Wizardry'', a number of the characters are whales and as such have names meant to mimic the cadences of whalesong. When Kit and Nita transform into whales, their names are given similar treatment, and are referred to as K!t and H'Neeeet.
30th May '17 7:04:12 PM nombretomado
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--> '''Josh(Re: Kr'thyndt):''' You need to get in touch with [[WheelOfFortune Pat Sajak]]. Get the man to hook you up with some vowels.

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--> '''Josh(Re: Kr'thyndt):''' You need to get in touch with [[WheelOfFortune [[Series/WheelOfFortune Pat Sajak]]. Get the man to hook you up with some vowels.
14th May '17 10:37:38 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{Blizzard}} make use of this a lot, something commented on by lead story dev, Chris Metzen. The ''Franchise/{{Warcraft}}'' series tends to give them to evil characters such as Gul'dan, Ner'zhul, and Kel'thuzad. And ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' has [[{{Precursors}} the Xel'Naga]].

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* Creator/{{Blizzard}} make use of this a lot, something commented on by lead story dev, Chris Metzen. The ''Franchise/{{Warcraft}}'' series tends to give them to evil characters such as Gul'dan, Ner'zhul, and Kel'thuzad. And ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has [[{{Precursors}} the Xel'Naga]].
8th May '17 11:18:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The real name of Dredd's arch-enemy, Judge Death, is apparently Sidney D'Eath. Which is, at least, a real surname. It's a contraction of "de Eath" that rhymes with "teeth", and most folks who bear it ''[[NeverHeardThatOneBefore hate]]'' to hear people pronounce it "Death".

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The real name of Dredd's arch-enemy, Judge Death, is apparently Sidney D'Eath. Which (Which is, at least, a real surname. It's a contraction of "de Eath" that rhymes with "teeth", and most folks who bear it ''[[NeverHeardThatOneBefore hate]]'' to hear people pronounce it "Death".) Sidney himself explains that it's pronounced "Daath". The 'E' is silent.
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