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How to pronounce "Shonen Jump"

Old 08-26-08, 11:00 PM
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How to pronounce "Shonen Jump"

I understand this might be a strange question, but level with me.

I have an interview tomorrow with a guy who helped bring Shonen Jump stateside. That's all well and cool, but I don't want to make a fool of myself by completely mispronouncing the title. I took German, so I see Shonen, and I'm automatically pronouncing it Schoernen with a thick German tongue.

I know that can't be right, but have no idea what it could be... Shin-in is all I can think of
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Old 08-26-08, 11:30 PM
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I've always assumed it was Show-nen
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Old 08-27-08, 07:07 AM
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Yep, Show-nen.
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Old 08-27-08, 12:28 PM
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It's pronounced "throatwarbler mangrove".







Yeah, I know it's an old joke, but it's still funny, dammit

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Old 08-27-08, 12:48 PM
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I don't see what "Shonen Jump" has do to with German? Can somebody please fill me in?

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Old 08-27-08, 01:40 PM
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Shonen (with an umlaut over the o) is a german word for beautiful (I think when calling a superior or group beautiful)

So the only time I've ever seen Shonen is in my German classes, and as a result, every time I see Shonen Jump, I pronounce it in my head as Shoenen
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Old 08-27-08, 07:55 PM
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It's pronounced just like the band Shonen Knife.
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Show-nen is the only way I would think to pronounce it.
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Old 10-06-08, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
Show-nen is the only way I would think to pronounce it.
Good job, I think you saved the OP for his interview!
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Holy crap where did this thread even come from?
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Forgot I was in the Comic Book forum. I feel like I have been time traveling.
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