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Splatoon's Pronunciation

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Enperry, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Enperry

    Enperry Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    Ok so I've really been questioning this for a while - is Splatoon pronounced Splu TOON or SplAtoon?
     
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    I assume it's supposed to be SplAtoon, but people say it without care or are lazy so they say Spl-uh-toon.
     
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    Well since Cuttlefish's platoon was called a Splatoon i'd imagine Splat-toon.
     
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    Yeah i just say it like the word platoon. Probably because im careless and lazy
     
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    Либра 「Pavor Nocturnus」

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    Well it's less about being lazy (though I admit I am lazy) and just that for me personally, "spluh toon" rolls off my tongue much easier than "SPLAT-oon" does. And to be fair, the original kana is pronounced spluh-toon too, so it's not like I'm super wrong. :D
     
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    I'm pretty certain it's pronounced like the word 'platoon'.
    I've never heard anyone - including Nintendo officials - pronounce it differently.
     
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    This.
     
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    Enperry Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    Say that to this:
     
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    @Enperry While your point isn't completely invalid - it's an official commercial after all - I'd argue that the clip was made right before or at the start of Splatoon's 'career' as a game, where everything was still uncertain, malleable and hadn't settled yet. But in the last few years, pretty much everyone doesn't pronounce it like in that ad. ^^
    Who knows, maybe the person voicing that part of the ad wasn't even given any instructions on the pronounciation?

    But in case of inconsistencies between official material, I'd ultimately rely on the pronounciation of the people who created it, and Nogami also pronounciates it like 'platoon'. :D

    PS: Not that any of this really matters, but it's nice to discuss these less important things once in a while. ;)
     

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