I've always pronounced it like Soar with a Z.
Zo-Arr like Filmation
Soar with a "Z" like Pixel Dan
Something else (explain below)
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.
Zo-Ar as Filmation tought us..
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Absolutely S(Z)oar. I hated Zo-arr from the very first time I heard it on the filmation toon.
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Even in filmation I just thought it was an accent or something. Is there any actual English words that would SUGGEST that it be pronounced Zo-ar?
As a bird it was obviously a play on the word Soar. so That's how I pronounce it.
I picked the 2nd option cause thats how I heard it as a kid back in the early 80's.
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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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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 always thought it was just Z(s)oar until I saw Filmation on DVD and was all "What?"
All the characters have play on names, as do many X-Men characters. "Zore" makes more sense than "Zoe are." If it was meant to be pronounced the Filmation way, it really should be hyphenated like SO many MOTU names.
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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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As for Zoar, it is Zo-Arr of course.
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Since the Sorceress IS Zoar, her pronunciation should be considered the proper way to say it. After all, this woman knows everything. It's a hallmark of her character.
Now, who would tell Bow that he doesn't pronounce his name correctly? There are several ways to pronounce Bow as well.
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Like soar or boar or tote or core, although I concede that some Eternians might pronounce things differently just as in Star Wars, you hear differing pronunciations of Jabba, Han, Naboo, etc.
Now, I hold that Zoar is the fighting male falcon and courier to the Goddess as in the earliest stories, and that the orange and blue falcon (or white/gray for TOD) is simply the Sorceress in her other form.
(Screeech, meanwhile, is the familiar of Evil Lyn's late mother, who watches over her for TFO and who acts as spy, saboteur, and messenger for the sorceress of Snake Mountain.
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Zoar to me is pronounced like Soar. At least that's how i've always been calling it.
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Like Soar, I had the toy before the toon came out, pronounced it as I read it. But here's the thing, on earth people pronounce things differently, North Americans LARGELY soften the T's in the middle of words (bottle, rattle, patty) so they sound like D's where british and west indians (general strong british english influence) keep them as hard Ts. Orko pronounced Skeletor kind of strange at times too.
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