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How do you pronounce “Mun?”

How do you pronounce “Mun”?  

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  1. 1. How do you pronounce the name of Kerbin’s closest natural satellite?

    • “Mun” as in money or monkey
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    • “Moon” because it’s easier
      30
    • “Mün” like a soft myuhn because that’s how it’s spelled on the title screen
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    • “Mun” as in kind of between the first choice and Moon because you want it to sound different, but not as different as Mun
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    • Something else (describe in comments)
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Just as the title says. I’ve heard lots of different ways to pronounce Mun and I was curious what the consensus (or lack there of) in the community was. 

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"Mun" as in Olivia Munn

Best,
-Slashy

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I tend to bounce around between moon and mun, but usually moon.

Does anyone else think we missed an opportunity by calling it Mun but not calling the star Soon?

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Pretty close to "moon", perhaps with a slight tinge of "u" as in "put".

Actually, most of the difference between my pronunciation of "Mun" and "Moon" isn't in the vowel sound, it's with the N at the end:

I find that I tend to "clip" the "n" at the end of Mun so it's more of a hard-stop, rather than the more drawn-out moonnnn sound I tend to use for "moon".

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15 minutes ago, Snark said:

Pretty close to "moon", perhaps with a slight tinge of "u" as in "put".

Actually, most of the difference between my pronunciation of "Mun" and "Moon" isn't in the vowel sound, it's with the N at the end:

I find that I tend to "clip" the "n" at the end of Mun so it's more of a hard-stop, rather than the more drawn-out moonnnn sound I tend to use for "moon".

I’m pretty much the same way. I think it comes from me wanted to say it differently that Earth’s Moon, but the full Mun sounds a bit strange to me. 

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"Mün"

When I made a KSP limerick I had to assume it rhymed with Soon to make it rhyme properly....

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1 hour ago, GoSlash27 said:

"Mun" as in Olivia Munn

Best,
-Slashy

Don't be surprised if my KSP now has that body which orbits Kerbin named Olivia Munn.

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Congratulations! You just asked how to pronounce something using a text only forum. =P

Its pronounced "mun" not "mun" btw

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Myhn like.

While Swedish the 'ü' for me is a German 'y'.

Despite confusion amongst LCI's (linguistically challenged islanders, and their linguistic offspring) diacritics  do matter :wink:

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'Mun' (rhymes with 'fun') when I'm discussing it with someone with KSP experience, and 'Mun' (Rhymes with 'Moon') when I'm not as to not weird people out.

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I pronounce it like it's spelled- Mun, rhymes with various other words that end in -un, such as fun, run, etc.

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10 minutes ago, Mrcarrot said:

I pronounce it like it's spelled- Mun, rhymes with various other words that end in -un, such as fun, run, etc.

But you could pronounce 'fun' like 'foon'...

:0.0:

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

 

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5 hours ago, Mark Kerbin said:

Congratulations! You just asked how to pronounce something using a text only forum. =P

Its pronounced "mun" not "mun" btw

That's what the IPA is for. :) In my case, it's [myn].

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Myuhn like Scott Manley does it.

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Posted (edited)

I feel like in the early days Manley pronounced it option 4/snark style and that's why I always hear it in my head that way. 

Its a shortened vowel like the u in "quiz", but without the i sound that follows. 

Edited by Pthigrivi

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"Mun" like "monkey" when I remember to. But usually I slip into "moon".

However, I do usually use "munar" instead of "lunar".

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1 minute ago, Tewa said:

"Mun" like "monkey" when I remember to. But usually I slip into "moon".

However, I do usually use "munar" instead of "lunar".

I generally pronounce it like Moon, but I tend to extend the ooh sound to be more like Mooon.  I also use Munar instead of Lunar and Peri/Apomune when discussing the Munar Apsis.
 

Likewise, I try to inject a little kerbal into the notation for the other planets, I'll occasionally use words like Apokee or Perikerbolian.

 

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Since Squad is Mexican, I read it in "Spanish", with the u as in dune (At least how this lady pronounces it )

 

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Wasn't umlat in earlier versions of the game?  But the menu graphics were never redone?  

 

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I don't think so.  They had to update the display font before they could localise, which ended up being part of the UI upgrade back in ... 1.1, was it?

Of course, if you're talking about pre-0.18, then I'm not certain at all.

Anyway, I pronounce it mun, but only while I'm taking off from there.  When I'm landing, it's important for me to use the shorter mun because I usually have a lot going on and do not wish to crash.  If I'm planning on orbiting, I'll call it a cismunar injection if I'm going to a prograde orbit, but I'll change it a bit and call it a transmunar injection if I'm going to a retrograde orbit.  The difference is subtle, but then again, so it is with the injection.

Once I'm in orbit and want to describe the parameters, I choose instead to go for maximum snobbishness and say pericynthion and apocynthion, even though those terms are so old that no one recognises them anymore--that's part of the appeal.

Truly, it does not matter.  Use what you like; if you wish, download Kopernicus and rename the Mun to Billy Bob's Cajun Spice Shack in the Sky--with apologies to @Cydonian Monk, of course--and spend the rest of the game crashing rockets into it because you're giggling at yourself too much to be able to land.

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Posted (edited)

Like Olivia Munn's surname. I looked for a funny picture of her.

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Its pronounced 'Noom', its backwards Spanish :ph34r:

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5 hours ago, Pthigrivi said:

I feel like in the early days Manley pronounced it option 4/snark style and that's why I always hear it in my head that way. 

Its a shortened vowel like the u in "quiz", but without the i sound that follows. 

Iol I gave it a try and resulted in a drop of water sound after the m. Cracked me up. The only time I have made that water drop noise with my mouth was when trying to do it by flicking my cheek. And now I can’t do it again. Well I can quietly but not loud like the first time. 

 

Oh! like fun

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The 'oo' in moon is long. So for Mun I say it shortly.

I have two different u's (u and ó) to pronounce within my language plus one English oo, only difference between them is their length.

Ó sounds the shortest, then is regular u, and oo is the longest.

Same as ee in weekend and i in witch.

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