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There's a question that has been bothering me for some time now :)

After watching six seasons of Bones I wanted to read Kathy Reichs' novels and bought the first book. I liked it much more than the TV show, by the way - the Temperance Brennan in the book was more human-like and agreeable than the Temperance in the show, and I liked the way Ms Reichs was describing the process of crime solving.

And here's the question: the protagonist's full name is, according to the books, Temperance Daesee Brennan. How would you pronounce the middle name? Would it sound like daisy, or would it be pronounced in some French-like manner (with the stress on the last syllable and a bit like Champs-Élysées)?

I tried Googling, but came up with nothing.

Date: 2012-01-16 10:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] themadmermaid
Hmmn. It's hard to tell because since names are "made up" in a way, a lot of times people don't apply the phonetic rules to them. I would assume it's an eccentric way of spelling Daisy, since there's not an accent and if you divide the syllables like thus: Daes-ee it would be sounded out the same way.

What a name!

Date: 2012-01-16 11:14 pm (UTC)
lady_myfanwy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lady_myfanwy
I would pronounce it similar to Daisy, but with a soft "s" instead of a hard one. As is "DAY see". But, that is just me. It probably is just a "creative" way to spell Daisy. But, those tend to get on my nerves. LOL

Date: 2012-01-17 12:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feelslikerain
I have no idea! I liked the book better than the series too, merely for some one off things like "my guy" from Garrow's Law popped up in the London episode and he was in the wrong era and it irked me (completely irrational I know!), and that Temperance seems almost inhuman in how dryly rational she is on the show :( Oh well, I still like and watch the series lol. I'm such a sham!

Date: 2012-01-17 06:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eileanach
I think it is pronounced liked "daisy", but like someone else just said I think it is just a fancy way of writing daisy. LOL I hate when people have to adjust the spelling of a name like that!

Date: 2012-01-18 03:14 am (UTC)
deathgaze: (Default)
From: [personal profile] deathgaze
I guess I'm in the minority because I would pronounce it "deh-SAY". Very interesting name.


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