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How do you say Zette, Jocko and Flupke?

yukino
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#1 · Posted: 15 May 2006 22:03
how do you say zette jocko and flupcke's names??
jock123
Moderator
#2 · Posted: 16 May 2006 12:42 · Edited by: jock123
yukino
how do you say zette jocko and flupcke's names??

Well, I think of them as “zet”, “joh-ko” and “floop-kuh”.

According to a quote from Hergé in The World of Tintin book, “Flup” was the way a child might pronounce “Philip” (or “Philippe”), and “-ke” is a diminutive ending (as in English one might add a “-y” to make “Bill” into “Billy”), so he is in effect “Wee Philip”.
Tintinrulz
Member
#3 · Posted: 16 May 2006 13:07
I've always pronounced them:

Zet-tea
Jocko
Floop-k
yamilah
Member
#4 · Posted: 16 May 2006 17:05
The original pronounciation is:
- [3o]* for Jo
- [zet] for Zette
- [3oko]* for Jocko

- [kik] for Quick
- [flü(p)k] for Flupke (pronounced as if it had a German 'umlaut' on the 'u').

* [3] stands for the initial consonant in French 'jamais', 'jeu', 'jiu-jitsu', 'jouet' or 'jus'.
In French words, this consonant isn't preceded by a virtual [d] as e.g. in English 'joke'.
MrCutts
Member
#5 · Posted: 16 Dec 2006 22:30 · Edited by: MrCutts
Where's the 'd' in joke ???
yamilah
Member
#6 · Posted: 17 Dec 2006 11:03
MrCutts
Where's the 'd' in joke ???

In the very same place as it is in 'just'!
see 'consonants' (last line) on
http://www.antimoon.com/how/pronunc-soundsipa.htm

read and listen!
Jordy
Member
#7 · Posted: 18 Dec 2006 02:13
I've already read them as:

Zet
Jo-Ko
Flup-Ke

This may be because i speak Japanese so i read them in 2 letter groups. (Jo, Ko, Ke)

Also, Seniora Castifiore is a different pronunciation for me. If i read it closely i read it as Cas-Ta-Fi-Ore. However, if i read it quickly i read Cas-Ta-Fi-O-Re. The first pronunciation i say the last bit as ore, like copper or tin. The second one i seperate it and say 'o-re'. This happen to anyone else while their reading?
miloumuttmitt
Member
#8 · Posted: 25 Jun 2007 18:27
I've never paid much attention to Jo, Zette and Jocko as I have to Quick et Flupke. But I would pronounce Zette (zet) and Jocko exactly as it looks and would be pronounced in English. And I pronounce Flupke (floop-ka)
snowybella
Member
#9 · Posted: 28 Feb 2017 04:44 · Edited by: snowybella
Zet-ey (also Zet)

Jocko

Floup-ke

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