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June 18, 2010, 07:35:34 PM

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I just noticed this, but in the scene when you first bring her to Ambassador Udina's office, Tali pronounces her name "Tah-lee", but in most other circumstances other characters refer to her pronouncing her name like the word "tally".




This is kind of an inconsistency, as while there are certainly more uses of "tally" than "tah-lee", when it comes to pronouncing a person's own name, that person is usually considered the authority. Of course, this is fiction and not the real world so it's possible that the isolated case was just a mistake by the voice actor, but....I'm trying to think of another spot where she directly refers to herself by name.


There's that scene with the racist volus accusing that other Quarian of pickpocketing, I believe she says "I am Tali of the clan Zorah, and you are an idiot", but cannot now for the life of me remember which way she says her name.
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June 18, 2010, 07:37:24 PM
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I just noticed this, but in the scene when you first bring her to Ambassador Udina's office, Tali pronounces her name "Tah-lee", but in most other circumstances other characters refer to her pronouncing her name like the word "tally".



This is kind of an inconsistency, as while there are certainly more uses of "tally" than "tah-lee", when it comes to pronouncing a person's own name, that person is usually considered the authority. Of course, this is fiction and not the real world so it's possible that the isolated case was just a mistake by the voice actor, but....I'm trying to think of another spot where she directly refers to herself by name.


There's that scene with the racist volus accusing that other Quarian of pickpocketing, I believe she says "I am Tali of the clan Zorah, and you are an idiot", but cannot now for the life of me remember which way she says her name.

I go back and forth on how to pronounce it.  I say it both ways frequently.  But then with my own name I'm used to hearing it different ways so I care less about details like that then most I think... ???
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June 18, 2010, 07:40:52 PM
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Shepard yells out "tally". That's good enough for me.

June 18, 2010, 07:52:10 PM
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Shepard yells out "tally". That's good enough for me.

Yeah I pretty much feel the same way, I still switch up a bit now and again though.
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June 19, 2010, 03:31:40 AM
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Quarians say Tah-lee. Everyone else says Tally.
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June 19, 2010, 04:23:19 AM
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Quarians say Tah-lee. Everyone else says Tally.

Shala'Raan says Tally during the trial I believe.
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June 19, 2010, 04:38:46 AM
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Tally is good enough for me.

June 19, 2010, 04:48:02 AM
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I just call her Tah-lee.  It sounds better anyway.   :-[
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June 19, 2010, 04:48:45 AM
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I just call here Tah-lee.  It sounds better anyway.
I prefer Tally. Just opinion. Still, I stick with Shepard's.

June 20, 2010, 05:37:55 AM
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I can't tell the difference...
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June 22, 2010, 12:15:25 AM
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When, exactly, does Shepard yell out "Tally" Aside from the romance scene I can't seem to remember.

June 22, 2010, 05:24:03 AM
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When, exactly, does Shepard yell out "Tally" Aside from the romance scene I can't seem to remember.

It's in the pre-launch trailer.
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June 22, 2010, 05:29:27 AM
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It's in the pre-launch trailer.
When he dives to grab her hand in the shot from the human reaper fight right?
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June 22, 2010, 05:30:17 AM
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There is only one time he does it...and it brings feelings of hate...the screams...


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June 22, 2010, 04:15:40 PM
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When he dives to grab her hand in the shot from the human reaper fight right?
That's a trailer, though. Too bad it wasn't in the game. Would be awesome to hear Shepard scream the name of the person falling. "GRUNT!"

June 22, 2010, 05:43:45 PM
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That's a trailer, though. Too bad it wasn't in the game. Would be awesome to hear Shepard scream the name of the person falling. "GRUNT!"

True, it is only in the trailer...  Wish it was in the main game too... *sadface*
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June 22, 2010, 05:46:43 PM
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That's a trailer, though. Too bad it wasn't in the game. Would be awesome to hear Shepard scream the name of the person falling. "GRUNT!"


The trailer actually used the sound file of Shepard calling out the name of the person who's getting dragged away by seeker swarms if your biotic fails.


This could have been easily re-used for the grab the falling party member scene in game, but they didn't.
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June 22, 2010, 06:27:56 PM
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June 22, 2010, 08:11:28 PM
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Tali also has dialog where she talks to Shepard about the human Reaper instead of EDI, but they didn't include that either.
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June 22, 2010, 08:14:20 PM
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Tali also has dialog where she talks to Shepard about the human Reaper instead of EDI, but they didn't include that either.
You mean there is more Tali dialog I could have heard if they had given me the chance?!?  *RAGE*
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June 23, 2010, 09:51:57 PM
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Tali also has dialog where she talks to Shepard about the human Reaper instead of EDI, but they didn't include that either.
WHAT!? *RAGE*

June 23, 2010, 09:54:45 PM
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June 23, 2010, 10:17:50 PM
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*RAGE brofist*

*Imagines two very angry screaming people bro-fisting.*

Hahaha!
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June 23, 2010, 10:40:55 PM
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*Imagines two very angry screaming people bro-fisting.*

Hahaha!
Lulz where had! :D
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July 15, 2010, 03:49:32 AM
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Tah-lee is the way it sounds prettier and thats how Tali says it so thats what i go with