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Harry Potter Misconceptions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Taure, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Red Aviary

    Red Aviary Hogdorinclawpuff Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Every pronunciation of Ginny I've ever heard has been with a soft G.
     
  2. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

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    This, which is why I'm so confused by Wheezybaby's comment about the movies :confused:
     
  3. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Maybe that's a Spanish "j".
     
  4. Rin

    Rin Oberstgruppenführer DLP Supporter

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    See, this is why International Phonetic Alphabet is useful.

    Her name is pronounced [ˈʤɪ.nij].

    No, that's bad and you should feel bad.
     
  5. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Of course, it's only useful if the other people you're conversing with also know it. Even when I do know the correct IPA (I know most of the vowels but not the consonants) I tend to not use it, as it's pretty specialised knowledge. Also writing the symbols on the computer is a bitch.
     
  6. Euroclydon

    Euroclydon High Inquisitor

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    Well, I dont know what to believe anymore.
     
  7. knight504

    knight504 The Chosen One

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    Follow your heart, Wheezybaby.

    Seriously.
     
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    Ginny is pronounced like Genie, without the long ee sound in the middle. Better?
     
  9. Joe's Nemesis

    Joe's Nemesis High Score: 2,058 Prestige

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    And on another note... It took me two years to realize that it was Madame Maxime

    Not Madame Maxine
     
  10. serenadeofhatred

    serenadeofhatred First Year

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    I thought Dobby was a sort of giant bird. I have no idea why.
     
  11. mercuryandglass

    mercuryandglass Third Year

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    I thought Grindelwald was Grindwald. Didn't realise until I had to search it to write my own fic. -facepalm- Also, Minerva as Min-nev-ra. Didn't realise it was the same as the Roman goddess...

    Edit: Hermione as Herm-ion
     
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  12. sirius009

    sirius009 Minister of Magic

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    I didn't realize, until about a year ago, that Fay Dunbar was canon.
     
  13. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Strictly speaking she isn't. She's named in the video games, not the books. That said, JKR always maintained in interviews that there were 2 other Gryffindor girls in Harry's year to fill out the girls to number 5, so it's not like it's really anti-canon either.
     
  14. Trooper

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    These crossovers...where do I find them? And I presume there's some smut in it? >_>

    OT: I had absolutely no misconceptions because I am that Awesome. Every time someone corrects me, I still have no misconception because my mind went back in time and made it so.
     
  15. Russano

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    I spent 10 years of my freaking life pronouncing the Cruciatus Curse as the Crutacious Curse. It wasn't until I read a fanfic where the writer mangled it enough that I thought to myself "there's no way this idiot got it THIS wrong". The fact that I had it wrong, made it look twice as wrong as it was supposed to. Made me feel really stupid, especially since I've seen all the movies, and read tons of fanfics. It should of been so obvious, especially wtih Crucio being the incantation, which would of made zero sense had I been right.
     
  16. wolf550e

    wolf550e High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    @Russano: have.
     
  17. Joe's Nemesis

    Joe's Nemesis High Score: 2,058 Prestige

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    On that note, I thought it was the Cruciatatus curse for a long time. :facepalm
     
  18. mercuryandglass

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    I thought Diffindo was the incantation for healing until I reread DH yesterday and realised that it was for the Cutting Curse... Epic fail...
     
  19. D-Sloopo

    D-Sloopo Second Year

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    This one is going to be really dumb, but I had always read Prefect, as Perfect.
     
  20. Celestin

    Celestin Half-Blood Prince

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    I had the same problem. Perfects as in the perfect students. And I still think it's a much cooler title that I plan to use in one of my stories. :)