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  • Zo-Arr like Filmation

    111 53.88%
  • Soar with a "Z" like Pixel Dan

    91 44.17%
  • Something else (explain below)

    3 1.46%
  • Who's Zoar?

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Thread: "Zoar" - How do you pronounce it?

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    MOTU Forever! Zargon's Avatar
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    "Zoar" - How do you pronounce it?

    In the second weapons pak review Pixel Dan pronounce Zoar like soar, but Filmation pronounced it Zo-Arr. I'm with Filmation on this one. What about you?
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    I've always pronounced it like Soar with a Z.
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    I've always thought it to be "Zo-arr" as in Filmation. It never occured to me until recently that there is a different way out pronouncing it.
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    Soar with a Z.

    If it was supposed to be pronounced Zo-Ar it would've had a hyphen.

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    Soar with a Z.
    And I agree with RocketPunch about the hyphen.

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    Zo-Ar as Filmation tought us..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketPunch View Post
    Soar with a Z.

    If it was supposed to be pronounced Zo-Ar it would've had a hyphen.
    Absolutely. I'm pleased there's a strong voice for Zoar rhyming with soar. Filmation got this one wrong. But we all know Zoar was male to begin with, so the pronunciation of his name wasn't the biggest problem!
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    Interesting thought-----Did the Sorceress ever refer to herself as Zoar the falcon? I can't think of an instance where she did off the top of my head.



    I'll always go with the Filmation pronunciation because it's an Eternian name in the series. It's like saying the characters were saying Orko's name incorrectly.


    Zoar isn't a made up word. It's actually a place in the Bible.

    Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. Genesis 13:10
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    I voted "Other" because when I read it it's usually just (Z)Soar. I dont really exactally enunciate it "zo-ARR" when I say it out loud, but there's definately a bit of a subtle two syllables. I dont stress the sylables, so it's kinda like more like "Zore" like with a harder "errr" sound as aposed to "aarrr".

    "zo er" maybe.

    Oh, and for the record the only reason I can accept the bird has a name and isnt just called "sorceress" is because the bird exists indipendantly of her and she "enters" it to leave the castle. Not saying she cant become a bird but just that Zoar is a male bird and the orange/red one at that. The Red/Blue one is Sorceress as a bird. This is what I like about the CLassics line, I imagine Soreceress will come with the Red/Blue one with a green Stand, and that both birds can/will exist at the same time, as I like to see it.

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    I picked the 2nd option cause thats how I heard it as a kid back in the early 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zargon View Post
    ... Filmation pronounced it...
    While it makes sense for names with no basis in American-English (the native language of the company that owns the intellectual property), I can't use Filmation pronunciations for a name that does seem to just be a play on words like Zoar is. Why?

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    Soar with a Z. I was too young to remember much from Filmation beyond some very specific images and episodes that I saw often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    While it makes sense for names with no basis in American-English (the native language of the company that owns the intellectual property), I can't use Filmation pronunciations for a name that does seem to just be a play on words like Zoar is. Why?

    Have you ever listened to how John Erwin pronounced "robot"? Ro-butt.
    I'm with Josh--as far as I can recall, John Erwin's the only one who pronounced it like "Zo-Ar". I feel like Linda Gary (as the Sorceress) pronounced it "(S)Zoar".

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Interesting thought-----Did the Sorceress ever refer to herself as Zoar the falcon? I can't think of an instance where she did off the top of my head.
    I'm fairly certain she did, though I'm having difficulty remembering exactly where. It may have been in the bumper segments on the "Greatest Adventures" VHS tape. I recall her saying that she was doing something "as Zoar the Falcon."
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