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Okay, it just sparked my curiosity. I was wondering if I was mispronouncing my own character's name wrong. Here are the results. 

So for a long amount of time I thought that Ryu was pronounced "ree-oo" and I was wrong. Although it isn't pronounced "rie-oo" ether. It's pronounced "yu." The "r" in "Ryu" is silent. When I was creating Ryu Amori, I thought of Ryu from Street Fighter and thought the name was suitable. So, I gave him the name "Ryu."

Here's a YouTube video that explains more thoroughly:


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CassyHattori36 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Actually, the "r" is not silent, not to mention that in Japanese the "r"'s are pronounced as "l"'s.  Therefore, how to pronounce his full name is (Lee-you Ah-More-Lee), You got the correct Romanji spelling though.
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MoonlightWolf17 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welp...even I fucked up. XD
Thank you for clarifying it for us. :D (Big Grin)  Sorry, I just don't know a lot of Japanese. Sweating a little... It's nice that you do, so you can correct me any time. 
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CassyHattori36 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm not fluent in Japanese, but I do know how to pronounce it.  Glad I could help! ^^
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