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Question [May. 5th, 2005|05:00 pm]
104 Books in 2005


Anyone who's read Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy:

I started reading it this morning (and am already half way through it and really enjoying it btw) but I just wanted to see how everyone pronounces Zaphod. So I guess, even if you haven't read it you can comment. Spell it phonetically, obviously. I'm asking because my two best friends the_undeadbride and elfstones pronounce it differently and whilst I'm inclined to agree with the_undeadbride's pronunciation, I wondered what the general consensus would be.



From: rambling_roses
2005-05-05 04:44 pm (UTC)
I pronounce it Zah-fod.
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[User Picture]From: decor_noctis
2005-05-05 04:46 pm (UTC)
*thumbs up* That's the one I was siding with!
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From: rambling_roses
2005-05-05 07:30 pm (UTC)
Following the rules of English, it should be Zah-fod. Za = short vowel sound. But I shall ask on my linguaphiles community to check for you.
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From: jenish
2005-05-05 04:47 pm (UTC)
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From: rambling_roses
2005-05-05 04:51 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeey jinjaaaah! Teh Jade has missed talking to teh Jen. Woe :'(. Could a-talking be arranged? But not after 9.00, for Jade will be watching election coverage and praying for a third Labour term. Oh yes.
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[User Picture]From: acroamatica
2005-05-05 07:31 pm (UTC)
ZA-fod, but not ZAY-fod. Definitely -fod rather than ZAP-hod, which would just be wrong. Of course I've not listened to the radio version, and I erased all thought of the BBCTV version from my head, so that's just what I've always said.
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