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"Skirra"? Or... maybe "Skeera"? Nah, definately

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:12 am
by Caspis Sinclair
Just wondering how you guys/gals/ambiguously-gendered pronounce Scirra. I'm not sure if its Ashley's last name or if not how it was chosen, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess "Seera". I don't know why, but that "c" looks pretty damn silent to me.

Yes, this is more or less the quality of posts that you can expect from me. Stimulating and thought provoking conversation? Feh. I'll save that for when I'm drunk. :mrgreen:

Re: "Skirra"? Or... maybe "Skeera"? Nah, definately

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:30 am
by Ashley
Well in my head it's "Sirra", but I guess "Skirra" is fair enough if you want to pronounce it like that :P It doesn't matter, nobody talks about us in 'real life', heh.

Originally we were going to be "Scirrus", as in the Cirrus cloud with the Sci- prefix (it's the latin root for knowledge, or something). Scirrus.com was already taken, so a tweak later 'Scirra' was born.

Re: "Skirra"? Or... maybe "Skeera"? Nah, definately

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:00 am
by vinny
[quote="Ashley":3apzha2k]Well in my head it's "Sirra", but I guess "Skirra" is fair enough if you want to pronounce it like that :P It doesn't matter, nobody talks about us in 'real life', heh.[/quote:3apzha2k]

pretty much the same for me, i think of it as being pronounced "Sih'ra" <- check out the fancy spelling!

Re: "Skirra"? Or... maybe "Skeera"? Nah, definately

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 4:28 am
by CaptainOblivious
Wait.. "See-rah" or "Sai-rah?" I've always considered it being "See-rah."

Re: "Skirra"? Or... maybe "Skeera"? Nah, definately

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:42 am
by TheInstance
lol @ "skeera" ... lovely slang

Re: "Skirra"? Or... maybe "Skeera"? Nah, definately

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:53 am
by Rich
I say it in my head 'Sc - irra'.. Sirra sounds fair enough if the c is silent, though.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 4:02 pm
by Vrav
Yay, sirra.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:33 pm
by Jeswen
"See-RAWR"

Am I doing it right?

Re: "Skirra"? Or... maybe "Skeera"? Nah, definately

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 3:01 am
by SoldjahBoy
Because of the prefix "sci" I always pronounced it "sigh - rah", though through proper English grammar I believe that any vowel followed by a double letter changes it's pronunciation... in which case it should be "sih - rah"??

Re: "Skirra"? Or... maybe "Skeera"? Nah, definately

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 3:37 am
by Ashley
It basically looks like nobody will ever have the right answer. Muahhaha!