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I have Avatar issues

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have absolutely no idea how to say avatar, its not a word I hear spoken very often and being a brit, I'm pretty sure how I would say it, is entirely different to how most of you would pronounce it. I keep wanting to put an "i" in there somewhere.

    So, how do you say avatar? Is it A-vay-tuh? AV-A-tar? A-VAT-er?

    I'm thinking if I can get used to saying it, I might get used to using it [​IMG]

    I'm kind of going for the "a-vay-tuh" in a dreamy french accent .....

    Polly
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I say it like Aah-vuh-tar.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    I say it like Aah-vuh-tar.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    See I can just hear your cute NY accent in that !

    Polly
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It's really easy. I pronounce it as S-I-M-S

    lol
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I have absolutely no idea how to say avatar, its not a word I hear spoken very often and being a brit, I'm pretty sure how I would say it, is entirely different to how most of you would pronounce it. I keep wanting to put an "i" in there somewhere.

    So, how do you say avatar? Is it A-vay-tuh? AV-A-tar? A-VAT-er?

    I'm thinking if I can get used to saying it, I might get used to using it [​IMG]

    I'm kind of going for the "a-vay-tuh" in a dreamy french accent .....

    Polly

    [/ QUOTE ]
    It's pronounced "Sim" - with emphasis on the first syllable.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    I say it like Aah-vuh-tar.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    See I can just hear your cute NY accent in that !

    Polly

    [/ QUOTE ]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    av-uh-tahr

    [/ QUOTE ]

    yup, that's how I say it too. Other games have avatars, and in Yahoo IM we have avatar pics, so it's a word I thought was pretty common. Whilst it will be difficult to break the habit of using 'sim' all the time, I understand why they have to try to do it, so I'm making the attempt. I've heard some people abbreaviate it to 'avi' since that is the same number of letters to type as 'sim'.....so that might make it easier for people who are having trouble making the transition.
     
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    av-uh-tahr

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yup. Its av-uh-tahr to me too.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    being april fools and all today i pronouce it

    ape uh tahr
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    ave-uh-tar

    but i dont call them avatars i call them sims. Only second life people are called avatars to me lol
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Other games have avatars, and in Yahoo IM we have avatar pics, so it's a word I thought was pretty common.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It might be a very commonly used word on the internet, but its not a word I ever hear spoken.

    Polly
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This site has an option to hear the word pronounced. Listen
    When referring to an avatar I usually say avi, I have no clue where I picked that up. It is way easier.
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Other games have avatars, and in Yahoo IM we have avatar pics, so it's a word I thought was pretty common.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It might be a very commonly used word on the internet, but its not a word I ever hear spoken.

    Polly

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's true....come to think of it even here the only time I hear it spoken is if talking to somebody in person after having read it on the net. I guess its just one of those things that is influenced by dialect. As far as written words go, it took me a while to stop correcting people from the UK and the like that would use words like 'relise' and 'customise' because never having been exposed to it before the internet I always learned those words spelled with a z instead of an s. That and adding an extra 'u' to words like "honour" and "colour". Looked so weird when I first started seeing it.....now it's 2nd nature and just a clear sign that the person is from a European country.
     
  14. Thanks Simone. I think I say it like that guy but in a higher voice and a little slower. We just don't talk that fast where I come from. [​IMG]
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Cool site thanks ! Definitely not how I've been saying it !

    On a side note, I got all excited thinking I could click on the french flag and hear a french version, but it was exactly the same vocalisation [​IMG]

    Polly
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yep, thats how I say it, in my mind anyway lol. I dont think I've said it out loud very often. For anyone who watched Charmed there was a few episodes where the sisters battled with avatars, I think thats the first time ever heard it out loud. [​IMG]
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Avatar can be sung to the tune of Xanadu.

    ...

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    LOL I tried the Russian version (in hope of having a giggle) and it sounds exactly the same [​IMG]

    Anyway - when I say it, it's more like AVA-TAA *I think*

    I was thinking that I'd not heard it spoken very often then remembered that my som used to be a huge fan of the Avatar (called Aang) cartoon, so I used to hear it all the time [​IMG]
     
  19. Sativa L

    Sativa L Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Other games have avatars, and in Yahoo IM we have avatar pics, so it's a word I thought was pretty common.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It might be a very commonly used word on the internet, but its not a word I ever hear spoken.

    Polly

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's true....come to think of it even here the only time I hear it spoken is if talking to somebody in person after having read it on the net. I guess its just one of those things that is influenced by dialect. As far as written words go, it took me a while to stop correcting people from the UK and the like that would use words like 'relise' and 'customise' because never having been exposed to it before the internet I always learned those words spelled with a z instead of an s. That and adding an extra 'u' to words like "honour" and "colour". Looked so weird when I first started seeing it.....now it's 2nd nature and just a clear sign that the person is from a European country.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Perhaps you should say.. the person is a Non-American ? I am not European, I am Canadian. I use Favourite, Flavour, Colour, oh don't forget Centre. I never noticed the z instead of the s but it sure does explain the American vs Canadian pronouncation of the letter Z (Zee vs Zed)
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    It's really easy. I pronounce it as S-I-M-S

    lol

    [/ QUOTE ]

    lmao ~ too quirky!
     
  21. Guest

    Guest Guest

    it's easy, just say SIM [​IMG]
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    it's easy, just say SIM [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Haha that was funny when duncan said it.
     
  23. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yep, I just say "ave-uh-tar", that word was around way back when MSN had their first chat rooms! LOL! Never really thought about it back then, LOL!! [​IMG]
     
  24. The point is that a AV A Tar is not a sim. Avatars do not move about they are stationary pictures like in the game the palace. so just say S I M and that will solve everything.
     
  25. Terra Pin

    Terra Pin Guest

    Ah (like have)-vah (same 'a' sound as first syllable)-tar [​IMG]

    But that's the icons over to the left on message boards. In game, I have sims, I will always have sims. Sims is often used as a verb now, in my world. As in, "Honey, do you feel like simming tonight, or watching tv?"

    He'd just look at me funny if I asked him if we were avataring tonight [​IMG]
     
  26. slims

    slims Guest

    wow people dont know how to purnounce avatar? what is that grade 2 english?
     
  27. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    wow people dont know how to purnounce avatar? what is that grade 2 english?

    [/ QUOTE ]wow people dont know how to spell PRONOUNCE? What is that grade 1 spelling? [​IMG]
     
  28. I want EA to change it avator; sounds like a spaceman or something.

    Mavric
     
  29. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    wow people dont know how to purnounce avatar? what is that grade 2 english?

    [/ QUOTE ]wow people dont know how to spell PRONOUNCE? What is that grade 1 spelling? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    How Ironic.
     
  30. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    wow people dont know how to purnounce avatar? what is that grade 2 english?

    [/ QUOTE ]wow people dont know how to spell PRONOUNCE? What is that grade 1 spelling? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Wow! People don't know know to capitalize and use punctuation? What is that? Grade 7 English?

    Wheeee! This is fun - okokok - now, somebody do me.... [​IMG]
     
  31. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    wow people dont know how to purnounce avatar? what is that grade 2 english?

    [/ QUOTE ]wow people dont know how to spell PRONOUNCE? What is that grade 1 spelling? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Wow! People don't know know to capitalize and use punctuation? What is that? Grade 7 English?

    Wheeee! This is fun - okokok - now, somebody do me.... [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]Wow! People don't know when a joke has been overkilled? What is that? Amateur hour at the Apollo? lol
     
  32. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    wow people dont know how to purnounce avatar? what is that grade 2 english?

    [/ QUOTE ]wow people dont know how to spell PRONOUNCE? What is that grade 1 spelling? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Wow! People don't know know to capitalize and use punctuation? What is that? Grade 7 English?

    Wheeee! This is fun - okokok - now, somebody do me.... [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    *does Donovan*

    umm. O.

    you didn't put spaces between your ok's thats a no no.

    MY TURN.

    TPBM.
     
  33. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I created a sim named Ava-Tar. It will take me a loooooong time (if ever) to adjust to avatar (any pronunciation), as you can tell by my original comment.

    [​IMG]
     
  34. slims

    slims Guest

    grade 5 spelling fyi (for your information)
     
  35. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Wow. 5th grade? Guess they lowered teaching standards then... lol
     
  36. Polly, being a Brit like myself you should know it's actually pronounced 'Avartarrrrr' as in 'Ooh arrr Jim lad!' :p
     
  37. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    now, somebody do me....

    [/ QUOTE ]I'll pass. [​IMG]
     
  38. coyoteee

    coyoteee Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    This site has an option to hear the word pronounced. Listen
    When referring to an avatar I usually say avi, I have no clue where I picked that up. It is way easier.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    So is that ay-vee or ah-vee?

    *grin*

    ~Coy
     
  39. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    now, somebody do me....

    [/ QUOTE ]I'll pass. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    You have a dirty mind.











    I like you! [​IMG]
     
  40. Guest

    Guest Guest

    i been callin it aviator does goofy face [​IMG]
     
  41. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    now, somebody do me....

    [/ QUOTE ]I'll pass. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    You have a dirty mind.

    [/ QUOTE ][​IMG]
     
  42. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    now, somebody do me....

    [/ QUOTE ]I'll pass. [​IMG]
    I like you! [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I love reading these threads...you guys kill me.
    [​IMG]