Pronunciation of "Adam"

#1 Posted by Joygirl (19985 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if anyone else does this, but I know at least a few people do, myself included. See if this fits you--

When I pronounce Black Adam, I say "blak ah-dum".

However, when I say Teth-Adam, I pronounce it "teth-ah-dahm".

They're both Adam, the same word, spelled the same way... why does the Teth make it so much more exotic? Is that the way it should be said? Or should it always use exotic pronunciation? Should it be "blak ah-dahm"? Or "teth-ah-dum"? Because both of those would be weird.

#2 Posted by Joygirl (19985 posts) - - Show Bio


#3 Edited by Ubersoldier (124 posts) - - Show Bio

K and Th, the cause for the differential, soft and hard tones. Common in pronunciation of any language.

#4 Posted by danhimself (22731 posts) - - Show Bio

nope...not me....I read both of them as Adam....but to be fair the only reason I know pronounce Ra's Al Ghul's name the way I do is because of B:TAS....and I can't think of any time I've heard Black Adam's name being pronounced any differently than just plain Adam

#5 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6487 posts) - - Show Bio

I always pronounce it like "atom," or "adom." That's probably wrong, though.

#6 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10130 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess that's just how it rolls off the tongue hehe

#7 Posted by Joygirl (19985 posts) - - Show Bio

I always pronounce it like "atom," or "adom." That's probably wrong, though.

That may actually be right, seeing as he is Egyptian Kahndaqian. Either Atom/Atum or "ad-DAHM" is likely the most accurate, I think.

#8 Posted by SC (13685 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't matter, Rogue still wins.

#9 Edited by warlock360 (28155 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh if it's the Egyptian pronunciation then i believe it's "Atum" (Ah-Tuum)

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