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Steve is great.. but...
« on: March 08, 2006, 06:35:17 pm »
Just 1 thing that I find a bit strange... why does steve sometimes say word phonetically, for example..

Compass: Its commonly pronounced 'cumpass' (with respect to what appears to be an italian accent but even canadian or US accents),
but steve says 'COHMP-ISS'

Another is Mage (as in wizard), its pronounced 'Mayge'
but steve says 'MAH-GE'

I know its a insignificant point but was just wondering why he pronounces these terms like that (there are others).

But respect to you steve you are doing great work!




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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 06:37:18 pm »
Just 1 thing that I find a bit strange... why does steve sometimes say word phonetically, for example..

Compass: Its commonly pronounced 'cumpass' (with respect to what appears to be an italian accent but even canadian or US accents),
but steve says 'COHMP-ISS'

Another is Mage (as in wizard), its pronounced 'Mayge'
but steve says 'MAH-GE'

I know its a insignificant point but was just wondering why he pronounces these terms like that (there are others).

But respect to you steve you are doing great work!



I don't know why you need to nitpick on how words are pronounced. and I believe Steve is from NYC, so it could be his accent.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 06:47:16 pm »
It is his accent. I haven't heard it anywhere else, but I am told by my sister who has been to Manhattan that he sounds like he has a light New York accent. It just affects his speech. :)

It isn't phonetically, if it was, he would be saying EM-AI-GEE for Mage, instead his accent makes him say Mashje. ;)

I can tell because I have been through several years of speech therapy to correct my "R" and "S" and "SH" sounds, with my accent sounding very New England/ Bostonian, where I would replace an "R" sound with a "W" sound and drop the first consonant of every word.

Steve's accent causes his "SH" sound to bleed into his "J" sounds, which is a very minor change. It means the movements he uses to create the "J" sound are similar to his "SH" sound, which is common in the North Eastern United States.

I hope that answered your question. :)

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006, 06:48:15 pm »
Ya I really did not mean this to be a knock at steve or the show I was just more curious then anything.

Oh and 1 more..

For the term Boulder's as in Blouder's gate.. its pronounced 'bolders'
but steve says 'BAHLDERS'


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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2006, 06:50:05 pm »
Ya I really did not mean this to be a knock at steve or the show I was just more curious then anything.

Oh and 1 more..

For the term Boulder's as in Blouder's gate.. its pronounced 'bolders'
but steve says 'BAHLDERS'



I thought it was spelled Baldur's gate not Boulder's gate.

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2006, 06:52:18 pm »
Ya I really did not mean this to be a knock at steve or the show I was just more curious then anything.

Oh and 1 more..

For the term Boulder's as in Blouder's gate.. its pronounced 'bolders'
but steve says 'BAHLDERS'



I thought it was spelled Baldur's gate not Boulder's gate.

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006, 07:23:44 pm »
It's my accent, nothing more. Slight NYC accent added to the fact that I try to speak clearly which can result in some odd pronunciations.

And I thought it was "Baldur's" (hard "a") Gate and not "Boulder's" ("o" for the "a") Gate as that is what the guys at Bioware always said when I talked to them. But what do they know! ;)
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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006, 07:24:35 pm »
Ya I really did not mean this to be a knock at steve or the show I was just more curious then anything.

Oh and 1 more..

For the term Boulder's as in Blouder's gate.. its pronounced 'bolders'
but steve says 'BAHLDERS'



Steve pronounces Baldur's Gate with the "A" sound from CAT, where as I pronounce it with the "A" sound from WALL.

Apples and Oranges. ;)

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2006, 07:30:31 pm »
Ya I really did not mean this to be a knock at steve or the show I was just more curious then anything.

Oh and 1 more..

For the term Boulder's as in Blouder's gate.. its pronounced 'bolders'
but steve says 'BAHLDERS'





Steve pronounces Baldur's Gate with the "A" sound from CAT, where as I pronounce it with the "A" sound from WALL.

Apples and Oranges. ;)

My fault what I meant was what. 'B-aul-der's gate rather then B-ah-lder's'

But anyways  thanks for the reply Steve.

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006, 08:17:34 pm »
Good thread, everyone needs to start doing mp3 questions for the show so we can make fun of all of our accents, not just steve's. :P

Anyways this thread reminded me of my old runningback coach/sociology teacher. He couldnt say any words with the "TH" sound to it. So instead of him saying,"Three hundred thirty three and a third" he'd say something like "Tree hundred tirty tree and a tird" was pretty funny, and he used it all the time on purpose while he was teaching/telling jokes or whatever, quite comical.


And I kid, I know no one was making fun of steve, you were just wondering  :P

It wouldn't be such a good idea to make fun of Steve, I don't think.... Id imagine itd be something to the caliber of making fun of the Godfather. Next thing you know, you were banned from ever purchasing a copy of Oblivion and Spore.
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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2006, 08:21:01 pm »
he is not making fun of steve, he is just nitpicking over pronouncecation...

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006, 08:24:35 pm »
I think when it comes to how people pronounce the names of games and things in games that you should be prepared to hear anything.

I mean... we have all heard people call game related things by completely different names than by what we think they are.


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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2006, 08:27:40 pm »
Like that whole "Lahdihm" thing?

Actually, you probably don't remember that.
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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2006, 08:46:00 pm »
I like how he says Mare-io.  His accent is most apparent though, when he goes into rants.
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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2006, 10:23:14 am »
Baldur is actually pronounced bal(hard a)-dur, with the fur sounding a bit like duor, only shorter. Kind of Mordor language "ur". It's a nordic word, so I should know.

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2006, 04:38:38 pm »
I'm thinking of making a drinking game where you have to take a swig everytime Steve says something is his favourite game/movie/book/ of all time.
The only problem is that I don't want to be responsible for all the hangovers the next day.

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2006, 03:25:08 pm »
Steve's inability to speak really irks me at times. Combine that with his horrible lisp and it is a wonder that anyone actually even listens to this podcast.

ps. it is even worse when he has guest speakers that sound like they're still going through puberty.

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2006, 03:27:23 pm »
Steve's inability to speak really irks me at times. Combine that with his horrible lisp and it is a wonder that anyone actually even listens to this podcast.

ps. it is even worse when he has guest speakers that sound like they're still going through puberty.

Then why do you listen? Please, be respectful. You know where this is heading. I advise you to stop.

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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2006, 08:52:14 am »
What lisp?
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2006, 12:38:12 pm »
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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2006, 04:19:07 pm »
I can tell because I have been through several years of speech therapy to correct my "R" and "S" and "SH" sounds, with my accent sounding very New England/ Bostonian, where I would replace an "R" sound with a "W" sound and drop the first consonant of every word.

I'm beginning to do that in my oral english. It's annoying, but I only do it in a few words and not very often. I have a problem pronouncing "Three" though. I spit all over my table when I try and say the "Thr" sound. Argh

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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2006, 04:06:44 am »
Personally, I think Steve does a fantastic job with the Podcasts. He ranks #1 in my list of 'casts to listen to. One small issue I have recently is very noticable in Podcast 49, the phrase "With that being said..." is used sooo often it drove me nuts. =)

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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2006, 09:19:33 pm »
Unless I miscounted, he said it 49 times in episode 49.

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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2006, 04:26:24 pm »
Personally, I think Steve does a fantastic job with the Podcasts. He ranks #1 in my list of 'casts to listen to. One small issue I have recently is very noticable in Podcast 49, the phrase "With that being said..." is used sooo often it drove me nuts. =)

I second that. Single point of annoyance though.. great podcast. I'm from the Netherlands and listening on quite a regular basis, so big thumbs up to you Steve!

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2006, 11:16:24 am »
Personally, I think Steve does a fantastic job with the Podcasts. He ranks #1 in my list of 'casts to listen to. One small issue I have recently is very noticable in Podcast 49, the phrase "With that being said..." is used sooo often it drove me nuts. =)

I second that. Single point of annoyance though.. great podcast. I'm from the Netherlands and listening on quite a regular basis, so big thumbs up to you Steve!

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2006, 11:21:34 am »
I second that. Single point of annoyance though.. great podcast. I'm from the Netherlands and listening on quite a regular basis, so big thumbs up to you Steve!

Go Netherlands!!!

Yeah, go us!

I have no problems the way Steve pronounces words. I do it even worse ;)
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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2006, 12:48:41 pm »
Same here. :P

Though I noticed in the latest podcast that Steve says "Excetera" instead of "Etcetera"... And he says it like a gazillion times like that... Either that or I need a new pair of ears.. :P

And it's actually all pretty understandable. Podcasts can be worse, just listen to the GDC2006 recap with the co-host from Texas (or at least he sounds like he's from texas)...

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2006, 01:05:27 pm »
i don't know what you guys are complaining about. Alot of people from the states talk the same way you guys are complaining about.

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Has anyone noticed....
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2006, 09:39:22 pm »
That Steve said "that being said..." a lot in podcast 50?  It was like every 2 minutes! It was actually kinda funny cause I started guessing when he was gonna say it next ;D Did anyone else notice this?

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Re: Has anyone noticed....
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2006, 12:52:34 am »
No.

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« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2006, 07:56:02 am »
That Steve said "that being said..." a lot in podcast 50?  It was like every 2 minutes! It was actually kinda funny cause I started guessing when he was gonna say it next ;D Did anyone else notice this?

I notice it every podcast, but I don't mind it at all.
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« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2006, 04:14:37 pm »
Speaking of pronunciations, how do you guys pronounce "Chocobo"?

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« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2006, 06:16:27 pm »
I find all of Steve's sayings and mispronunciations amusing, and kind of add to the charm of it. I don't know why it matters so much to all of you. It's just the way he talks; it really isn't that noticeable

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« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2006, 12:40:05 pm »
Speaking of pronunciations, how do you guys pronounce "Chocobo"?

Cho-co-bo.  :)

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« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2006, 12:19:57 pm »
Geez people he talks pretty damn normal compared to most other gamers. He could always have a harsh voice or lisp. We would be doomed then :(

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« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2006, 10:42:06 pm »
No kidding.  Ever hang out in any sort of gaming shop for an extended period of time?  I started to feel sorry for the guys that worked there.  I watched the guy listen to this kid describe the entire third level of HL2.  Poor guy.

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« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2006, 01:38:44 am »
Speaking of pronunciations, how do you guys pronounce "Chocobo"?

Choc-oh-bo
Like chocolate.   ;)

I think it's always been pronounced the other way in the games, but I don't think it particulary matters.

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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2006, 06:18:52 am »
Speaking of pronunciations, how do you guys pronounce "Chocobo"?

Choc-oh-bo
Like chocolate.   ;)

I think it's always been pronounced the other way in the games, but I don't think it particulary matters.

Ditto.

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Re: Steve is great.. but...
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2006, 06:55:47 am »
Geez people he talks pretty damn normal compared to most other gamers. He could always have a harsh voice or lisp. We would be doomed then :(

He sounds pretty normal all the time... especially when interviewing Greg Canessa  :P

The way Greg said particular made me cringe :D
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« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2006, 09:01:05 am »
I've never minded Steve saying "with that being said" all the time - In fact, I've never really noticed it. I know for a fact that I say "or something" all the time, as well as a few other phrases.

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« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2006, 09:58:04 am »
I liked 'with that being said'. Steve, I demand you say it more often.
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« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2006, 10:04:50 pm »
Re: "Chocobo"
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