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19th Jan '17 4:47:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* R'lyeh and other things related to the Great Old Ones in H.P. Lovecraft's CthulhuMythos

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* R'lyeh and other things related to the Great Old Ones in H.P. Lovecraft's CthulhuMythosFranchise/CthulhuMythos
18th Jan '17 3:02:13 PM VampireBuddha
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* One of the guests on ''Podcast/{{Hello From the Magic Tavern}}'' is [[Literature/{{Drizzt Dourden}} D'athaniel Quen'yarvin]], a dark elf who is disgusted and offended that Arnie can't pronounce the apostrophes correctly.
8th Jan '17 4:01:32 PM Eievie
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[[folder: {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]

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* Jaqen H'gar in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.

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* Jaqen H'gar in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
**R'hllor, the red god from the far east. Arya struggles to pronounce his name.
**Jaqen H'gar
16th Dec '16 7:01:57 AM Medinoc
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** Bu'uthandi, their word for a contiguous Dyson sphere, is a contraction of "this was expensive to build."

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** Bu'uthandi, their word for a contiguous Dyson sphere, is a contraction of "this was <expletive> expensive to build."
8th Dec '16 8:02:17 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': Brind'Amour and Belsen'Krieg.
30th Nov '16 12:16:25 AM PaulA
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* Lampshaded in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Doctor's Orders'', by Creator/DianeDuane. The first Federation survey team sent to a certain planet reported that one of the three sentient species there was called the ;At, but forgot to explain how the semicolon should be pronounced. At the beginning of the book, the ''Enterprise'' crew generally pronounce it as a click; later on, Uhura says that it's probably more of a glottal stop.

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* Lampshaded in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Doctor's Orders'', ''Literature/DoctorsOrders'', by Creator/DianeDuane. The first Federation survey team sent to a certain planet reported that one of the three sentient species there was called the ;At, but forgot to explain how the semicolon should be pronounced. At the beginning of the book, the ''Enterprise'' crew generally pronounce it as a click; later on, Uhura says that it's probably more of a glottal stop.
30th Sep '16 7:08:54 PM crazysamaritan
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* Parodied in ''The Sensational {{Spider-Man}}'' with an ancient beast known as the Che-k'n Kau.

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* Parodied in ''The ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Sensational {{Spider-Man}}'' Spider-Man]]'' with an ancient beast known as the Che-k'n Kau.
30th Sep '16 7:07:49 PM crazysamaritan
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* The Riofaldian language in ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'' is like this, probably to disguise the fact that many Riofaldian characters & machines are inexplicably named after various Earth things. Scieżka (Polish for Path) becomes Shes'Ka, Anvil becomes An'Viru, Kaiser becomes Kas'Ar, & so on.
* ''[[Anime/XamdLostMemories Xam'd.]]'' OK, so this isn't a pronoun, but the name of a whole species of... [[BuffySpeak big-armed, pointy-headed ''things'']].

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* The Riofaldian language in ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'' is like this, probably contains apostrophes to disguise the fact that many Riofaldian characters & machines are inexplicably named after various Earth things. Scieżka (Polish for Path) becomes Shes'Ka, Anvil becomes An'Viru, Kaiser becomes Kas'Ar, & so on.
* ''[[Anime/XamdLostMemories Xam'd.]]'' OK, so this isn't a pronoun, but ''Anime/XamdLostMemories'' features an apostrophe in Xam'd, which is the name of a whole species of... [[BuffySpeak big-armed, pointy-headed ''things'']].



* In Franchise/TheDCUniverse, the names of Martian characters and locales: [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn J'onzz]], Ma'alefa'ak, K'ymm, H'ronmeer, L'Zoril', Zo'ok, Ma'aleca'andra.
** Tamaraneans are also prone to this: examples include Koriand'r ([[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]]) and her evil sister Komand'r (Blackfire).
* WonderWoman used to have a supporting character named Nubia, who was the only Black Amazon. Her name has since been changed to Nu'bia, [[SarcasmMode which is so much better]].
* A one-shot race of pre-human NeglectfulPrecursors in the post-crisis {{Superman}} comic were called the H'v'lr'ni.

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* In Franchise/TheDCUniverse, the names of Franchise/TheDCUniverse
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Martian characters and locales: locales contain at least one apostrophe: [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn J'onzz]], Ma'alefa'ak, K'ymm, H'ronmeer, L'Zoril', Zo'ok, Ma'aleca'andra.
** Tamaraneans are ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' aliens, the Tamaraneans, also prone to this: examples include use apostrophes; Koriand'r ([[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]]) (Starfire) and her evil sister Komand'r (Blackfire).
* WonderWoman ** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'': Diana used to have a supporting character named Nubia, who was the only Black Amazon. Her name has since been changed to Nu'bia, [[SarcasmMode which is so much better]].
* ** A one-shot race of pre-human NeglectfulPrecursors in the post-crisis {{Superman}} ''{{ComicBook/Superman}}'' comic were called the H'v'lr'ni.H'v'lr'ni.
** In ''ComicBook/TheFlash'', there's a minor villain known as the Kilg%re (an alien technovirus). Nominally, the percent sign should be pronounced as a burst of static, though Linda Park guessed the pronunciation as "Kilgolore", and the fanbase usually just calls it "Kilgore".



* There's a minor [[TheFlash Flash]] villain known as the Kilg%re (an alien technovirus). Nominally, the percent sign should be pronounced as a burst of static, though Linda Park guessed the pronunciation as "Kilgolore", and the fanbase usually just calls it "Kilgore".



* MarvelComics has the Shi'ar Empire. The Shi'ar named the M'Kraan Crystal, which is generally accepted to be 'EM-kron', with few exceptions; MarvelUltimateAlliance has it pronounced "Muh-KRAAN".

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* MarvelComics Franchise/MarvelComics has the Shi'ar Empire. The Shi'ar named the M'Kraan Crystal, which is generally accepted to be 'EM-kron', with few exceptions; MarvelUltimateAlliance has it pronounced "Muh-KRAAN".
29th Sep '16 9:36:00 AM panykf
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** The tradition was quite literally started by the riders' own dragons slurring their names under pressure
22nd Sep '16 2:54:42 PM JoeMerl
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** B'Elanna from ''Voyager'' isn't pronounced with the stop, unless everyone's just saying it wrong.

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** B'Elanna from ''Voyager'' isn't pronounced with the stop, unless everyone's just saying it wrong. Possibly {{Justified}} since she's a HalfHumanHybrid raised at least partly on Earth; maybe she or her parents simplified the pronunciation?



* Parodied in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when the researching Scoobies identify the monster of the week as a M'Fashnik demon but are unsure of the correct pronunciation.

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* Parodied in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when the researching Scoobies identify the monster of the week as a M'Fashnik demon but are unsure of the correct pronunciation. It turns out to be Mmm-Fashnik ("like 'mmm, cookies!'").
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