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July 15, 2010, 04:24:31 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
I go with how its said in game. English. End of discussion.

July 15, 2010, 06:24:05 AM
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I go with how its said in game. English. End of discussion.


Except it's said both ways in game.



I'm inclined to go with Tah-lee because that's how Tali pronounces it, and I generally consider people authoritative sources on pronouncing their own names.
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July 16, 2010, 12:27:34 AM
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Thank you lemonwizard

July 16, 2010, 01:32:07 AM
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Except it's said both ways in game.
I'm inclined to go with Tah-lee because that's how Tali pronounces it, and I generally consider people authoritative sources on pronouncing their own names.
I could almost swear I've heard Tali say it both ways.

July 16, 2010, 01:50:47 AM
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I could almost swear I've heard Tali say it both ways.
I have no Idea what this second way is?

July 16, 2010, 01:52:03 AM
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I have no Idea what this second way is?
It's either Tally or Tolly.

July 16, 2010, 01:58:00 AM
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It's either Tally or Tolly.
Heard the first not the second. She has only said the first at least its what I have heard.

July 16, 2010, 02:03:45 AM
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Heard the first not the second. She has only said the first at least its what I have heard.



Check out 0:22-0:29
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July 16, 2010, 08:28:56 AM
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I go between the two of them, but I've noticed Tali pronounces her own name as Tah-lee but Shepard calls her Tally.

Personally I prefer Tally

July 16, 2010, 01:56:32 PM
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July 16, 2010, 04:00:07 PM
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Sounds like slightly more emphasis on the A. Not really different at all.



Do you have.....ears? It's completely different from the way Shep pronounces it in ME2.
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July 16, 2010, 04:00:42 PM
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In ME1 she pronounces it Tolly/Tah-lee in ME2 they all say T-ally or Tally

July 16, 2010, 05:27:57 PM
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Do you have.....ears? It's completely different from the way Shep pronounces it in ME2.
The question is DO YOU?

July 16, 2010, 11:50:58 PM
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The question is DO YOU?


I don't understand how you can't tell the difference.
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October 12, 2010, 07:45:47 PM
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Tah-lee is the way it sounds prettier and thats how Tali says it so thats what i go with
Seconded. Though from a purely logical POV, she says her name that way thanks to her accent (which is downright adorable). Remember, she calls Reegar 'Kahl' instead of 'Cal'.
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October 13, 2010, 12:05:57 AM
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I've heard it both ways in the game, but I prefer Tah-lee. Though it is fun to troll my friends with it.
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October 13, 2010, 01:13:30 AM
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Seconded. Though from a purely logical POV, she says her name that way thanks to her accent (which is downright adorable). Remember, she calls Reegar 'Kahl' instead of 'Cal'.
Maybe Its just a Quarian Clan regional dilect/accent. Like im ffrom boston so I say watta, or caw
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October 13, 2010, 07:02:25 PM
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I go with either way. If I am to say it out loud, I'd say Tal-ee, even though I believe the official way of pronouncing it is more like Tahl-ee.

October 13, 2010, 07:55:47 PM
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It's interesting.  In ME1 she refers to herself as 'Tahl-ee' but everyone else calls her 'Tal-ee'.  In ME2 everyone both quarian and non-quarian call her 'Tal-ee', including her own father (Raan being the lone exception).  Seems like a mistake by the VA directors. 
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October 13, 2010, 09:03:45 PM
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Well I think it would really be pronounced as Tahl-ee, but I myself says Talli or Tahlli, probably because of my accent.

I guess how you say it has also to do with where you come from, but the proper way to say it, I believe is Tahl-ee.
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October 20, 2010, 02:00:00 AM
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is this REALLY that complicated? or umm...nessicary (i know i spelled that wrong)? pronounce it however you feel is best for you the best thing about mass effect is that your profile is YOURS
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January 19, 2011, 04:06:51 PM
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January 19, 2011, 08:15:52 PM
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is this REALLY that complicated? or umm...nessicary (i know i spelled that wrong)? pronounce it however you feel is best for you the best thing about mass effect is that your profile is YOURS
I'm just posting to say I agree with this right here.
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I'm just posting to say I agree with this right here.
* Mukora proceeds to pronounce "Tali" as "Elephant"
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