How do you pronounce L.A. Noire?

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#1 Posted by shulinchung (194 posts) -

I am not a native English speaker. How do you guys pronounce L.A. Noire?
Every time I hear someone says L.A. Noire, I think I hear them say: "el anal war"
Is that the correct pronunciation?  :D

#2 Edited by Aronman789 (2737 posts) -

el-aye-nu-waa

#3 Posted by JJWeatherman (14795 posts) -

El Ay No-Arr.

#4 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
El Ay No-Arr.
I don't think no is quite right. It's something between a nuh and a new. At least, the way I say it.
@Aronman789 said:
el-aye-nu-waa
Nice accent.
#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14795 posts) -
@MordeaniisChaos said:
@JJWeatherman said:
El Ay No-Arr.
I don't think no is quite right. It's something between a nuh and a new. At least, the way I say it.
IDK, I like that hard "O" sound when I say it. I could see saying something more along the lines of "new" though.
#6 Posted by dbz1995 (4959 posts) -

Ell-Eh-No-Waa (Pronounce 'Noire' like the first part of the hoover thing 'Noo Noo' from Teletubbles, followed by the sound Bruce Lee makes when hitting someone-just less violent.)

#7 Posted by endaround (2237 posts) -

The L.A. part is just the letters," L" and "A".  Its a nickname for Los Angeles (Spanish!) and has been for a long time.   Noire is French (well it's noir with an extra e) for black.  Have a listen:

#8 Posted by megalowho (1057 posts) -

Ell Ay Nwar.

#9 Posted by megalowho (1057 posts) -
@CaLe said:
el ay nwar.
Great minds!
#10 Posted by Bucketdeth (8234 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
@MordeaniisChaos said:
@JJWeatherman said:
El Ay No-Arr.
I don't think no is quite right. It's something between a nuh and a new. At least, the way I say it.
IDK, I like that hard "O" sound when I say it. I could see saying something more along the lines of "new" though.
I pronounce it the same way, sounds good bra.
#11 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

Ell-Ay  No-ahr

#12 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1783 posts) -

"Nwar" or "Nwa". I am pretty sure both are acceptable.


#13 Posted by xyzygy (10592 posts) -

Like how it's said in French. I picked my copy up at Walmart yesterday (360, they didn't get any PS3 copies) and the guy said LA Nor. Annoyed the OCD inside of me.

#14 Posted by Jimbo (10178 posts) -
@CaLe said:
el ay nwar.
#15 Posted by GetEveryone (4531 posts) -
@MordeaniisChaos said:
@JJWeatherman said:
El Ay No-Arr.
I don't think no is quite right. It's something between a nuh and a new. At least, the way I say it.
@Aronman789 said:
el-aye-nu-waa
Nice accent.
El-Ae-Nwar

That's about the closest I can come to how an English speaker would say it. Noire is french, though.
#16 Posted by brocool (705 posts) -

L.A Noire

#17 Posted by NorthSarge (271 posts) -

my friend pronounces it "LA NOORIE" to be an ass.


and i would agree with
 el ay nwar

L.A. Noire, like a film noir taking place in the locale of Los Angeles.
#18 Edited by JJWeatherman (14795 posts) -
@GetEveryone said:

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@JJWeatherman said:
El Ay No-Arr.
I don't think no is quite right. It's something between a nuh and a new. At least, the way I say it.
@Aronman789 said:
el-aye-nu-waa
Nice accent.
El-Ae-Nwar
That's about the closest I can come to how an English speaker would say it. Noire is french, though.
Everyone saying "Nwar" is just silly to me. Nwahr or something would seem OK, but Nwar just seems wrong.

Who'dda thunk everyone would say it so differently!
#19 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3629 posts) -

Äll Äjj Nåjjvar

#20 Posted by shadyspace (485 posts) -

The way it's pronounced in the fucking commercials.

#21 Edited by GetEveryone (4531 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: Yeah, it's hard to pin-point 'correct' pronunciation, but if you check it on any online dictionary, they'll usually list it as   \nwär\
#22 Posted by Random88 (292 posts) -

L - pronounced as The letter L (el)
A - pronounced as The letter A as in (Age, Page, Race)
No - pronounced as The word No (oppossite of Yes)
ire - Wa, pronounced as wah / re - the r sound in most words (right, run)

#23 Posted by ToxicFruit (1884 posts) -

ell ay nou arr

#24 Posted by Funkydupe (3445 posts) -

ÆL ÆY NOAHR. (also: Garshasp enjoys L.A. Noire).

#25 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

El Ay No Ahr

#26 Posted by Brodehouse (10488 posts) -

What's the explanation for the superfluous e on Noire?

#27 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8553 posts) -

L A new-war

#28 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1524 posts) -

My little brother  - who is around 8 - calls it "la noray", which was funny initially but now is really fucking irritating.

#29 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1494 posts) -

With moxie.
#30 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

Ma-ree-oh.

#31 Edited by Buscemi (1125 posts) -

Hey guys, I'm pretty sure it's LAH NOJR, pretty sure duders.

#32 Edited by Garfield518 (405 posts) -
@Brodehouse said:

What's the explanation for the superfluous e on Noire?

It's a play on words.

"La" is the feminine version of "le" so instead of "le noir" it's "la noire."  Since Los Angeles abbreviates to L.A, Bondi changed "Noir" to "Noire."
#33 Posted by Mesklinite (852 posts) -

El Ay Nu Are

#34 Posted by miva2 (238 posts) -

eleej nwaar

#35 Posted by Infininja (871 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
@GetEveryone said:

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@JJWeatherman said:
El Ay No-Arr.
I don't think no is quite right. It's something between a nuh and a new. At least, the way I say it.
@Aronman789 said:
el-aye-nu-waa
Nice accent.
El-Ae-Nwar
That's about the closest I can come to how an English speaker would say it. Noire is french, though.
Everyone saying "Nwar" is just silly to me. Nwahr or something would seem OK, but Nwar just seems wrong.

Who'dda thunk everyone would say it so differently!
It's definitely "el ay nwar" or "nwahr," but I'm not sure how to tell you which because it depends how you read those words on the left. Are you trying to say "noire" isn't pronounced like the English word "war"? If so, absolutely.

I wanted to borrow the word "repertoire" to say it's pronounced like the "-toire" only with an n sound instead of a t, but some people don't say the r in that word and I think it should be included in noire.

Regardless, noire is a one syllable word.
#36 Posted by PerryVandell (2193 posts) -

El-Ae-New-Are

#37 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1789 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
Ma-ree-oh.
Lu-ee-gee.
#38 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5094 posts) -

El Ay Nwar.  Kind of a mix between Nwar and Nuhwar I guess.

#39 Posted by jorbear (2570 posts) -

El A Noooooo yar.

#40 Posted by raynate2022 (321 posts) -

el ay new are

#41 Posted by Wes899 (2164 posts) -

El Ay Nwar My friend insisted I pronounced Noire correctly, but I just feel like a douche when I do.

#42 Edited by Chop (2010 posts) -

I just go with Nor.
I don't care if it's wrong, it sounds right to me. 

#43 Posted by Bestostero (2919 posts) -

El Aye New-Orr 

#44 Edited by JoeyRavn (5118 posts) -
@CaLe said:

el ay nwar.

This.

In IPA  trancription,  /nwar/, for those of you who know Phonetics and Phonology. The <e> is there because it's the feminine of "noir" and it's silent, as all (or most) of feminine markers in French. Since L. A. is a city, thus "la citée" in French, it seems appropriate. The only difference between French and English is that in English, the /r/ is not velarized, i.e. /ʁ/.
#45 Posted by Marz (5704 posts) -

EL AYE   NuWah

Online
#46 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -
@megalowho said:
@CaLe said:
el ay nwar.
Great minds!
Same as these guys.  Ell Ay Nwar.
#47 Posted by ClaritySam (645 posts) -

"You say "Lee-Shur" we say "Lie-Sur-Eye-Ay""

#48 Posted by ProfessorEss (7674 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
...the guy said LA Nor.
I know how I'm saying it from now on.
Maybe I'll take it one further and start calling it La Nor.
#49 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

NWA R

#50 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -

lah nwahr-eh

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