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Sasso
09-28-2007, 08:42 PM
Whenever I hear people pronouce the word "rorschach" I always hear everyone say it differently. What is it's proper pronunciation?

Raw-Shark
Raw-Shock
Raw-Shack
Roar-Shark
Roar-Shock
Roar-Shack

?

ElToro
09-28-2007, 08:51 PM
I never even heard that word before.What does it mean?

Sasso
09-28-2007, 09:00 PM
I never even heard that word before.What does it mean?

It's the name of a main character in Watchmen and the name of a ink blot test.

CaptainGenerica
09-29-2007, 12:10 AM
I think he was being sarcastic; at least I hope so.

I say "ROR-shock". Since it's a German name (Swiss?), I think the proper pronunciation would have an aspirated sound at the end of "schach", like in "Bach". But "ROR-shock" is close to how it should be pronounced, to my best knowledge.

"Raw shark", do people really say that? The first syllable clearly has an 'r', and the second syllable doesn't... I know it was in the comic, but that was just the guy not hearing properly.

Sasso
09-29-2007, 12:43 AM
I think he was being sarcastic; at least I hope so.

I say "ROR-shock". Since it's a German name (Swiss?), I think the proper pronunciation would have an aspirated sound at the end of "schach", like in "Bach". But "ROR-shock" is close to how it should be pronounced, to my best knowledge.

"Raw shark", do people really say that? The first syllable clearly has an 'r', and the second syllable doesn't... I know it was in the comic, but that was just the guy not hearing properly.

Thanks for the clear up, dude.

The "Raw Shark" one was a guy with a southern accent, so that may be why he said it like that.

Buttman
09-29-2007, 09:37 AM
I say Roar-Shush.

Johnichi Chiba
09-29-2007, 12:09 PM
I pronounce it Roar-Shack, but I believe Roar-Shock is the technically proper way to pronounce it. Anyway, forget wondering how to pronounce "Rorschach" that's a slice of key-lime pie compared to Juspeczyk. How do you pronounce that?

Captain Carnage
09-29-2007, 12:21 PM
Yoo-Spek-Zik... Yoo-Spech-Zik. Probably.

uchiha_itachi
10-01-2007, 08:32 AM
rore shack

CaptainGenerica
10-05-2007, 11:19 PM
I pronounce it Roar-Shack, but I believe Roar-Shock is the technically proper way to pronounce it. Anyway, forget wondering how to pronounce "Rorschach" that's a slice of key-lime pie compared to Juspeczyk. How do you pronounce that?

I usually say "yus-PESH-ik". I don't know enough about Polish to really know, though.

BubbaGump
10-07-2007, 03:55 PM
I usually say "yus-PESH-ik". I don't know enough about Polish to really know, though.

Me too. :o

King Namor
10-08-2007, 10:41 AM
It's roar-shock... if you a proper American accent.

pronunciation link...

http://www.answers.com/topic/rorschach-inkblot-test?cat=health

BubbaGump
10-09-2007, 06:24 PM
It's roar-shock... if you a proper American accent.

pronunciation link...

http://www.answers.com/topic/rorschach-inkblot-test?cat=health

What if you're British? And what IS the proper American accent? :huh:

StorminNorman
10-09-2007, 08:20 PM
How do toy pronounce Veidt is the real question.

WalterKovacs
10-09-2007, 11:08 PM
I pronounce it Roar-Shack, but I believe Roar-Shock is the technically proper way to pronounce it. Anyway, forget wondering how to pronounce "Rorschach" that's a slice of key-lime pie compared to Juspeczyk. How do you pronounce that?
jew-spick-sick?

King Namor
10-09-2007, 11:25 PM
What if you're British? And what IS the proper American accent? :huh:

If you are British, I guess you can find a link to a dictionary with a British accent, maybe Oxford, but this particular link has an American accent because the pronounciation is from the American Heritage Dictionary.

The link is how an American would pronounce it as there may be subtle differences between brogues. A proper American accent would be an American accent that Americans feel doesn't have an accent, the accent less accent of a newsman or actor VS regional accents like West Texas, Piedmont, Cajun, Detroit, Boston, New York, Hawaiian etceteras.

jm2005i
10-12-2007, 02:48 PM
There was a program on the BBC in the UK recently called 'Comics Britannia', which charted the history of British comic books, and inevitably they profiled Watchman. Alan Moore himself was interviewed and read sections from Rorschach's journal. Both the narrator and Alan Moore pronounced Rorschach – 'Roar-shack'. So I think that is the definitive pronunciation.

Captain Carnage
10-12-2007, 05:17 PM
Veidt rhymes with white, tight, kite, smite,...

Casablanca actorly-person Conrad Veidt was billed years beforehand in his heart-throb days with the catchy tag line Women Fight For Veidt.

I SEE SPIDEY
10-15-2007, 02:05 PM
This is a great thread because I wondered the same thing.

Comic Book Boy
10-18-2007, 05:57 PM
I heard Alan Moore himself call him "roar-shack."

Anti-Venom
10-25-2007, 09:21 PM
I've always said "Ror-shach."

Motown Marvel
11-09-2007, 01:13 AM
roar-shack

jew-zep-ick (or you-zep-ick)

Johnichi Chiba
11-09-2007, 01:46 PM
I've always pronounced Juspeczyk as Yoos-peck-chick, but then again, I'm not fluent in Polish, so I'm not sure thats correct at all.

Sun_Down
11-09-2007, 11:01 PM
In American English, it's "roar-shack". I don't know about the rest of the world, though.

Cagefighterkip
12-08-2007, 09:59 PM
rorshach's are fun to do, like a party game. you'd be surprised.

Rez
12-11-2007, 08:52 PM
I always said "Roar Satch" rhyming with batch, not watch. Yeah, I know it's wrong, but damn if I don't care.

My other names were equally wrong, but forever imprinted in my mind:

"Vee Et"
"Joo Speh zick"
"Dan"

Indrid Cold
12-12-2007, 08:49 PM
"Roar Shack"

Sawyer
12-13-2007, 08:51 PM
Whenever I hear people pronouce the word "rorschach" I always hear everyone say it differently. What is it's proper pronunciation?

Raw-Shark
Raw-Shock
Raw-Shack
Roar-Shark
Roar-Shock
Roar-Shack

?

There.

Man Who Laughed
08-03-2008, 10:13 PM
ROR-schach

The "ch" is almost not there.

Mr. Todd
08-21-2008, 04:19 PM
"Roar Shack"

Same.

ManofmyWord
08-21-2008, 07:18 PM
I think Vedit is VEE Dite

Sasso
08-21-2008, 11:37 PM
I think Vedit is VEE Dite

It's pronounced Vite.

CaptainGenerica
08-22-2008, 12:34 AM
And it's spelled "Veidt".

Gexmeister
08-23-2008, 01:12 PM
I pronounce Rorschach "Roar-shack", Veidt "Veit" and Juspeczyck "Joo-Spe-Syck".

Démon
08-23-2008, 08:49 PM
I pronounce it like "rohr-shakh" - my attempt to approximate the German pronunciation in text.

Kii
08-24-2008, 09:17 PM
I say roar-shock.

nbond99
08-25-2008, 11:58 AM
Roar-shack, Vite, and Yoo-speh-chick.

Spideyfan01
08-30-2008, 11:39 AM
I pronounce it "Roar-shack"

Bubastis
09-03-2008, 08:49 PM
Roar-schok
Veidt rhymes with Right, bright, and polite!
Since Jew-****-Sick isn't right, i'd venture a guess at "Yoospeckzuck"

Alex The Bloody
10-11-2008, 11:14 PM
i go with
Roar-shack

veet but i kind of try to subtly slip in the d

ju-spezik

but who the F:bh:k knows

Double Down
10-12-2008, 01:33 AM
Roar-shack

DayLucidity
10-12-2008, 04:25 AM
Roar-shack :) If that's how Dave G pronounces it, I'm doing it that way as well xD

Kable24
10-13-2008, 03:52 PM
Ok, what about Ozymandias?


I always pronounce it like Ozzie-Man-de-ass.

is that right?

November Rain
10-13-2008, 04:04 PM
i used raw shark since that's how the cop pronounced it in the book.

-Arya-
10-13-2008, 11:21 PM
I pronounce it as either Roar-shack or Roar-scach.

William_C
10-19-2008, 12:38 AM
Wars-shack

The Shredder
10-19-2008, 01:56 AM
From what I remember, "Roar-shack" was how Moore pronounced it when he was discussing the character and his similarities with Mr. A on the "In search of Steve Ditko" documentary.

BurningBallroom
10-19-2008, 11:30 AM
I say "Roar-Shock". Took me ages to learn how to pronounce it. :O

Ok, what about Ozymandias?





I always pronounce it like Ozzie-Man-de-ass.



is that right?



Thats how I pronounce it too.



Though I say Ozzie-Man-de-ASS a lot too for effect.

JTHM777
10-21-2008, 12:54 AM
I heard Alan Moore himself call him "roar-shack."

Yes, I've heard him say it that way, somewhere as well.

Angel_Faerie
10-21-2008, 09:50 AM
I pronounce Rorschach "Roar-shack", Veidt as "Vite", and Ozymandias as "Ozzy-man-dee-us."

Shemtov
10-23-2008, 04:11 PM
Ror-shack Oz-ee-man-dee-is and jus-pek-zike

I Am The Knight
10-24-2008, 12:19 PM
Babies.

union_jak
12-20-2008, 02:53 PM
Nicole Kidman pronounces it as "roar-shack" in Batman Forever, so that's how I've always taken it to sound.

RustyCage
12-20-2008, 05:23 PM
Yeah, it has everything to do with accents, as people here have alluded to. 'Raw-shark' and 'Raw-shock' seem to be the heavily UK influenced versions. Meanwhile, 'Roar-shack' would be proper the American version.

union_jak
12-20-2008, 05:35 PM
Yeah, it has everything to do with accents, as people here have alluded to. 'Raw-shark' and 'Raw-shock' seem to be the heavily UK influenced versions. Meanwhile, 'Roar-shack' would be proper the American version.
But Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons are British and they pronounce it 'Roar-shack', like I would (also as a Brit).

RustyCage
12-20-2008, 07:11 PM
But Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons are British and they pronounce it 'Roar-shack', like I would (also as a Brit).

I just meant the general influence. I never said that every single Brit in existence pronounced it the same way. :woot: lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SNKRo0Zalk So beautiful...