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#1 Artifex

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:23 AM

I was watching the BrickQueen's Lego Round Table and something got me wondering: The pronunciation of the name "Ninjago".

I always thought it was something like "NIN-jah Go" (like the noun "Ninja" + the verb "(to) go").

Which one is right? English is my second language, so sorry for my asking...

EDIT: link for the BrickQueen's YouTube channel -- http://www.youtube.c...n?feature=watch and the Round Table video I mentioned --

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#2 prateek

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:34 AM

That's how I thought it was pronounced too, but apparently, it's more commonly pronounced nin-JA-go.

#3 Sid Sidious

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:22 AM

In the commercials (U.S.) that I've seen, it is pronounced nin-JA-go.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:33 AM

It's technically pronounced nin-JAH-go, and most official media pronounce it that way, but the spinner instructions command you to shout "ninja GO!" at the beginning of a spinner match, and the phrase "ninja GO!" appears frequently in both the show and its theme song "The Weekend Whip".

Overall, since the double meaning (ninja GO! versus ninja+LEGO) is so deliberate you could probably get away with pronouncing it either way (I kind of switch back and forth, depending on what I'm talking about and who I'm talking to), but some videos and blog posts have made it clear that nin-JAH-go is the official pronunciation.

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#5 Artifex

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for the replies, guys!
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:58 PM

I've always pronounced it nin-jaw-go. I've watched the show a few times and they only say ninja-go when they're about to use spinjitzu. I think saying jah-go too is fine.
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:09 AM

The theme is called Nin-jah-go. Their battle cry is Ninja-Go (as well as the "battle cry" for the spinners).

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

When I have to name the theme, I say Nin-Jah-Go. Because 'Ninja-Go!" sounds cheesy and makes me cringe. =)

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:03 AM

 asielen, on 01 June 2012 - 04:09 AM, said:

The theme is called Nin-jah-go. Their battle cry is Ninja-Go (as well as the "battle cry" for the spinners).
Yeah.  The place is also called nin - JA - go.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:50 AM

I have always liked nin-JAH-go,and didn't figure out that it mean"t Ninja-Go until after the sets were released for a while.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:48 PM

In Germany - from what I heard at Legoland - it's apparently nin-YAH-go, i.e. pronounced in a completely German way, which sounds a bit odd to me. Even more odd when combined with the English word in the name of the rotating ride thing they got there: "Flying Ninjago". :hmpf:

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:00 PM

I always pronounced it Ninja-Go, but I could have cared less about the theme. I never got into it.

Also, is it just me, or do I never see Lego commercials on TV.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:00 AM

 The Blue Brick, on 16 June 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

I always pronounced it Ninja-Go, but I could have cared less about the theme. I never got into it.

Also, is it just me, or do I never see Lego commercials on TV.

That's because you're not watching Saturday morning cartoons.  Neither am I and I haven't seen a Lego commercial since I was a kid.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:00 PM

 The Blue Brick, on 16 June 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

I always pronounced it Ninja-Go, but I could have cared less about the theme. I never got into it.

Also, is it just me, or do I never see Lego commercials on TV.
Watch Cartoon Network. I watch the new Thundercats and there's always LEGO commercials.
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