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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.
29th Apr '17 3:38:29 PM Reymma
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* Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures has several characters with an apostrophe in their names, starting with Daniel Ti'Fiona. Many of these names came from player characters in the MMO Furcadia, or were suggested by readers.
29th Apr '17 11:29:47 AM nombretomado
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** 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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** TimothyZahn, 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.
25th Apr '17 7:52:10 AM thekeyofe
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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'': Githzerai and Githyanki names tend to be like this, including not only your party member Dak'kon but also several that you meet in the Lower Ward such as An'azi, Yi'minn, and Kii'na, and city names like Shrak'kt'lor.
16th Apr '17 7:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* In the non-canon Franchise/StarTrek novel series ''StarTrekNewFrontier'', TheCaptain's given name was M'k'n'zy of Calhoun. He changed it to Mackenzie Calhoun because no one at Starfleet Academy could pronounce it right. His family includes a Dn'dai and a Gr'zy as well.

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* In the non-canon Franchise/StarTrek novel series ''StarTrekNewFrontier'', ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'', TheCaptain's given name was M'k'n'zy of Calhoun. He changed it to Mackenzie Calhoun because no one at Starfleet Academy could pronounce it right. His family includes a Dn'dai and a Gr'zy as well.
31st Mar '17 3:28:37 PM nombretomado
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* One particularly egregious example comes from the web-original sci-fi setting ''OrionsArm''. OA has the To'ul'h, which speak the To'ul'ho'lo'ss language and follow the calendar known as `Ha'ts'ul. Their primary beast of burden is called the Shur'rooss'hur, and several famous politicians are To'ul'h, such as Ho'th'hss'lho, To'h'hshls'ho, Ho'h'h'l'l'h, H'to'hs'hssl'o, and H't'lo'h'ss'so'h. This is implied as being due to their alien language, which is unpronounceable to humans; likewise, humans cannot pronounce To'ul'ho'lo'ss. It is not explained what, exactly, the apostrophes are for.

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* One particularly egregious example comes from the web-original sci-fi setting ''OrionsArm''.''WebOriginal/OrionsArm''. OA has the To'ul'h, which speak the To'ul'ho'lo'ss language and follow the calendar known as `Ha'ts'ul. Their primary beast of burden is called the Shur'rooss'hur, and several famous politicians are To'ul'h, such as Ho'th'hss'lho, To'h'hshls'ho, Ho'h'h'l'l'h, H'to'hs'hssl'o, and H't'lo'h'ss'so'h. This is implied as being due to their alien language, which is unpronounceable to humans; likewise, humans cannot pronounce To'ul'ho'lo'ss. It is not explained what, exactly, the apostrophes are for.
13th Mar '17 11:48:48 AM arkholt
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/10 #10]], "Sund'y Comic." Lewis recites a poem with a large number of apostrophes, and Josh asks him if he can trade some of them for letters. FridgeLogic kicks in when you realize there's no way Josh could have noticed the apostrophes.
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