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  1. 1. How do you pronounce the letter Z?

    • Zed
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    • Zeed
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    • Zee
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    • Zoinks!
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Duke Memphis

"Zee", unless it's the name of a character in Pulp Fiction or Men In Black.

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Firefly8
4 hours ago, Lichley said:

You have lived your life completely devoid of any Scooby Doo references whatsoever? :0

Yes, sadly

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argar

Never too late to catch up. 

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Strange-quark

I was thaught to pronunce it zed I think. Zee would be easier though. 

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firewallflower

I pronounce it zee because that's how everyone says it where I live, but I do quite like zed.

 

I remember reading a poem many years ago and being very confused because it rhymed "said" and "Z". :P

 

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Twisted Tempest

Zed, because I grew up in the UK. 

 

Zē, if talking to my Grandma or my dad. 

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argar

And I just realized why in the Power Ranger he was called Lord Zed.

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HonoraryJedi

Zed and Zee both sound correct to me. Pretty sure it is Zed I was initially taught, and Zee that I've heard more in later years. In Swedish it's Zäta

 

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ColeHW34

Either Zee or Cee.

It's hard to tell.

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Lunala

Zed. It depends on where you're from.

 

In Australia most people say "zed" as in "zeh-bra" while Americans say "zee-bra"

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DuranDuranfan

Zed, because I’m Canadian. 

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N8LV3y

I pronounce Z like I do X at the beginning of a word ;) :P 

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PoeciMeta

Zède

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Jelle van der Lee

actually it depends on which language I use 😂

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Strange-quark
2 hours ago, Jelle van der Lee said:

actually it depends on which language I use 😂

Don't all the alphabets? 🧐

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Taival

Zed! I think that's what they taught us in primary school here? I don't remember. I have trouble differentiating between English C and Z sounds anyway, not to mention pronouncing them, so saying zed just makes is easier for me.

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Omega the Shadow

I was taught to pronounce it "Zee", though now I have no problem using either pronounciation. Actually, when I was really little, I used to pronounce exactly the same as C and was confused why there were two letters with the same name.

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E Wildflower

Being American, I say “zee” when talking about the letter of the alphabet, but I pronounce zsexual/zedsexual (as in a term for someone who isn’t on the ace spectrum) as “zedsexual” because that’s the pronunciation I hear most often.

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Nai

"Zee" if I'm speaking English, "zed" if I'm speaking French... but I voted for "zee" since (American) English is my first language :P 

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Guest

Im American all this "zed" junk is for Canadians and Europeans. 

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Comforting Rain

Like with a lot of things, America likes to feel special. We spell our words differently. We don't use the metric system. We say zee instead of zed. 

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SpaceDustbin

Zed/zet

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Zagadka

Zee, Zhe, zeh, depends on the language. Anyway, not zed.

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Philip027

Is B "bed", E "ed", P "ped" etc?

 

No?

 

Well, don't see why Z is "zed" then.

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Mackenzie Holiday
2 hours ago, Philip027 said:

Is B "bed", E "ed", P "ped" etc?

 

No?

 

Well, don't see why Z is "zed" then.

On that note, what's the deal with H being pronounced aitch? Why isn't it hee? Why is S es and not see? Why is C see and not kee? Actually, why is K kay instead of kee? But if K was kee, then what would that make C?

 

What were we talking about again?

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Moon Spirit ☽

I thought that that Z stood for Zorro

 

The lyrics popped into my head:

Out of the night, when the full moon is bright,

Comes the horseman known as Zorro.

This bold renegade

Carves a "Z" with his blade,

A "Z" that stands for Zorro.

Zorro, Zorro, the fox so cunning and free,

Zorro, Zorro, who makes the sign of the Z.

He is polite,

But the wicked take flight

When they catch the sight of Zorro.

He’s friend of the weak,

And the poor and the meek,

This very unique señor Zorro.

Zorro, Zorro, the fox so cunning and free,

Zorro, Zorro, who makes the sign of the Z.

Zorro, Zorro, Zorro, Zorro, Zorro.

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Mackenzie Holiday

@Moony's Boy Child Is Z pronounced Zorro in those lyrics too?

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Moon Spirit ☽

@Mackenzie Holiday Actually it's pronounced "Zeh," I don't know why.

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fragglerock
11 minutes ago, Mackenzie Holiday said:

On that note, what's the deal with H being pronounced aitch? Why isn't it hee? Why is S es and not see? Why is C see and not kee? Actually, why is K kay instead of kee? But if K was kee, then what would that make C?

I would like to point out that W clearly has the best pronunciation "double ewe" because it is obviously just two ewes next to each other.

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Orion the Hunter

Also keep in mind that in America the letters W and Z can both be pronounced as “Waffles”

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