In The Force Awakens, the Resistance's base is located on a planet called D'Qar.

Like Kashyyyk, this is another instance of writers choosing weird spellings for names in a SciFi universe.

However, unlike Kashyyyk, I have a hard time seeing how one is supposed to pronounce D'Qar. I would instinctively pronounce it /dːkɑɹ/ but I wouldn't bet my life on it, especially for the pronunciation of Q.

Is there any canon source (interviews of people working on the movie for example) which explains how D'Qar is supposed to be pronounced?

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    I'd pronounce it like DER CAR. Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 13:37
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    I'm not sure what counts as canon. Even something as stupidly simple as Jakku is pronounced differently by different characters in the film.
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 14:50
  • No audio books available so far i think (and knowing how many of them mangle pronounciation, I'd not trust one). No interviews mentioned that name yet that I'm aware of. No DVD commentary available yet for obvious reasons. I suspect you'll be lucky if we find out the correct answer till 6 months from now or so. Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 14:51
  • @DVK The DVD should be out in April, which is 4 months. I hoped that this planet got mentioned in an interview, but apparently not...
    – Fatalize
    Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 15:01
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    @TylerH Another case of hypercorrection, it has one in my language for both cannon and canon, and I wrongly assumed that canon was the one that took two n's in English... Thanks.
    – Fatalize
    Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 15:18

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The planet is mentioned in the audiobook version of the Star Wars novel "Lost Stars" by Claudia Gray

As narrated by Pierce Craven, the pronunciation is 'du-Kaar' although he does have a slight tendency to slur the last syllable, rendering it more like "du-Kaar-ah" on at least one occasion.

Listen to a clip here

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    U D'Man. (Too bad there's a 15 chars minimum). Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 22:45
  • @SredniVashtar - You could always say it twice.
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 0:33

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