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This is not new to most but fun to watch anyway.

I've watched, I believe, every video on YouTube about the Valkyrie. Can't get enough of them. This one was very well filmed. A great deal of effort was put into it. And what I find interesting is how they pronounce "Valkyrie". I have always pronounced it "VAWL-kuh-ree" where the first syllable rhymes with "All". But most people seem to call it VALL-kuh-ree", where the first syllable rhymes with "Hal". I can't make myself say it that way. Especially when I shorten the name to "Valk". I say it "VAWLK". And since it's a Honda-produced commercial, I feel better now.

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Wow...love it.
If you ever think about selling your bike, just watch that video and fall for her all over again. Many great attributes.
 

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And what I find interesting is how they pronounce "Valkyrie". I have always pronounced it "VAWL-kuh-ree" where the first syllable rhymes with "All". But most people seem to call it VALL-kuh-ree", where the first syllable rhymes with "Hal". I can't make myself say it that way. Especially when I shorten the name to "Valk". I say it "VAWLK". And since it's a Honda-produced commercial, I feel better now.
My mother's first language was Norweigan and she would pronounce it with the emphasis on the second syllable such as "val-ˈKIR'-ē". The second pronunciation by Merriam-Webster Dictionary here:


My mother was also extremely proud of her Norweigan ancestor and probably passed that on to me too. Maybe that is why I find it annoying when people call the Valkyrie a dragon and use pictures of a dragon for the Valkyrie. To me, it's showing complete ignorance of the origins and meaning of the name Valkyrie. The Norse Valkyrie needs no dragon for a substitute.
 

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My mother's first language was Norweigan and she would pronounce it with the emphasis on the second syllable such as "val-ˈKIR'-ē". The second pronunciation by Merriam-Webster Dictionary here:


My mother was also extremely proud of her Norweigan ancestor and probably passed that on to me too. Maybe that is why I find it annoying when people call the Valkyrie a dragon and use pictures of a dragon for the Valkyrie. To me, it's showing complete ignorance of the origins and meaning of the name Valkyrie. The Norse Valkyrie needs no dragon for a substitute.
As a proud descendant of Norse heritage, I couldn't agree more.
 
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