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    Correct pronunciation

    Hello,

    I am setting up the new business called "Vege-Rasta"
    Vege - as it's going to be a vegan blog
    Rasta - as I have dreadlocks and love reggae.

    What would be the correct spelling of "vege-rasta"? I thought that the word "vege" should be pronounced as in the word "vegetarian", but the friend of mine said it should be said as in the word "veggie". I don't think this is right.

    Please advise.

    Dominica

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    Re: Correct pronunciation

    I'm not sure I know what you mean by 'correct'. The word 'veggie' reflects the fact that in the word 'vegetable' (and indeed 'vegetarian') the second 'e' has the sound /ɪ/. I think Vege-rasta would be fine as a name, but the first part would be pronounced /veʤɪ/.

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    Re: Correct pronunciation

    The problem is that as part of the word "vegetable", "vege" is pronounced "veje" but when you just write "vege" on its own, it sounds more like "veg" (rhymes with "meg").

    Additionally, if I saw "Vege-Rasta", I would assume you were vegetarian, not vegan.

    I don't dislike the blog name at all. I actually like it quite a lot. I'm just not sure it says what you want it to. I take it you don't want "Vegan-Rasta" because it doesn't sound as if it could be a word in its own right.

    Also, is it a business or a blog you're setting up? You suggested both in post #1.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Dec-2014 at 11:49. Reason: Fixing typos
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Correct pronunciation

    Why don't you invert it?

    Rasta-vegan.

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    #5

    Re: Correct pronunciation

    Or mix it up completely: vegerastian

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    #6

    Re: Correct pronunciation

    I like "vegerastian" but it still suggests vegetarian, not vegan. That difference is very important (particularly to vegans!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Correct pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Or mix it up completely: vegerastian

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    Oh I like that :)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Dec-2014 at 11:46. Reason: Put quote box at the top to make more sense.

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    Re: Correct pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The problem is that as part of the word "vegetable", "vege" is pronounced "veje" but when you just write "vege" on its own, it sounds more like "veg" (rhymes with "meg").

    Additionally, if I saw "Vege-Rasta", I would assume you were vegetarian, not vegan.

    I don't dislike the blog name at all. I actually like it quite a lot. I'm just not sure it says what you want it to. I take it you don't want "Vegan-Rasta" because it doesn't sound as if it could be a word in its own right.

    Also, is it a business or a blog you're setting up? You suggested both in post #1.
    Well, I'm going to start with a blog (where I'll post my recipes daily) and Youtube, where I also want to do vblog daily.
    It will be a business as well, as I want to promote some of the products I personally use. I am also looking to launch an online shop in February/March.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Dec-2014 at 11:46. Reason: Moved quote box to top to make more sense

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