Mark Hamill Enters The Star Wars Name Pronunciation Debate With A Hilarious Anecdote From The Set

Mark Hamill Enters The Star Wars Name Pronunciation Debate With A Hilarious Anecdote From The Set

The debate over how to pronounce AT-AT has given way to an amusing anecdote from the set of Star Wars shared by Mark Hamill himself.

within the fandom of starwarsthere are many fans who take the pronunciation of names very, very, very seriously. This, naturally, is a Russian roulette as we meet more characters with almost unpronounceable names. And let’s not talk about the different accents and ways of pronouncing in each country.

Possibly, one of the most famous cases that we have had in Spain is that of the word “Jedi“: for almost the entire franchise, the word is translated as “yedai“however much of the original trilogy used the term”Yedi“. In fact, many still use this second way to talk about Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

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Like that, there are dozens of cases, like Leia (“Lia” or “Leya”) or Chewbacca (“Chubaca” or “Chiguaca”), among many others.

Recently, social networks were once again a field of debate on how to pronounce in English the names of AT AT.

Mark Hamillwho spends a lot on social networks, as many of you know, did not want to miss the party, and has joined the debate to share an anecdote from his days filming the original Star Wars trilogy.

The actor who immortalized Luke Skywalker comments that, in his day, he went to George Lucas with that same question, looking for consistency in the way the names were pronounced.

Hamill asked how they should pronounce names like Leia, Chewbacca or Han. However, the response of the creator of the franchise was limited to shrugging his shoulders and saying that “he did not care, since they could be pronounced differently in each part of the galaxy.”

To a large extent, if we keep in mind that, on our planet alone, we give 50 different names to one thing, and that getting an English speaker to pronounce the “R” or “J” the same as a Spanish speaker is very complicated, Lucas’s answer it made a lot of sense.

What formula do you use to pronounce some of the weirdest names in Star Wars? Are you among the fans who will never say “yedai” when talking about Episode VI?





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