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Veil : Pronunciation
« on: August 04, 2017, 07:02:17 AM »

As straightforward as it sounds.
His name is rhymed with "evil" and "vile", so I just want to hear what ya think.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 12:47:06 PM »

Nah, it's not rhymed. It's pronounced Vail, there is literally no doubt of that.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 01:58:49 PM »

Poems tend to bend the pronunciation of words.
I think it was more that those words all use the same letters.

Kind of messed up to give him a name like that at birth.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 02:43:50 PM »

Poems don't have to rhyme, they just need to have the correct number of syllables. There's no reason to think that the word Veil in that poem is pronounced any differently than it should be.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 05:05:23 PM »

I've been thinking him Veel for three years.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 06:40:34 PM »

I'm pretty sure it's Veil like 'vale/vail' - his true self is veiled from many!

I probably called him 'Veel' in my mind when I first read the book. And maybe again. Because sometimes I have trouble/I forget how to pronounce things properly. ;D My mind wants to automatically see it as 'veel' and then it has to check itself to remind that it is most likely as the masked word is, 'vail'.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 07:30:37 PM »

I always pronounced it like "vail" myself.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 08:01:12 PM »

I call him Veel and I'm not ashamed.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 01:01:01 AM »

The audiobook can reveal the correct way. ;)
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 01:25:46 AM »

But they're Brotish.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 03:04:30 AM »

There is literally only one way to pronounce this word.

I don't understand.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 03:16:29 AM »

Apparently there's another person that pronounces it how I do and someone else who says it in a completely different way.
It's a character name, and those may be pronounced in a multitude of ways.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 03:37:05 AM »

Bella called him Veil because his true nature was a mystery to her. It was veiled. As in hidden, or shrouded. Veil. Like a bride wears.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 04:25:42 AM »

But then they rhymed it. With evil.
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Re: Veil : Pronunciation
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 05:11:44 AM »

"Give him a name, and leave him awhile,
Veil may live to be evil and vile,
Though I hope my prediction will fail,
And evil so vile will not live in Veil."
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