Which way do you pronounce it? I'm aware that Ah-carina is technically the correct way to pronounce it, but I also know that many people have grown up thinking it's Oh-carina, and it feels weird to them to switch to Ah-carina. So, which way do you prefer to pronounce it?
Edit 1: Damn, forgot to add a poll. Can a mod help me out by adding a poll, please?
Edit 2: Apparently, both pronunciations are correct depending on the language/accent used. Do with that what what you will.
Well, the way I pronounce it is probably closest to the 'ah', so ah-carina is the way. I've heard people pronounce it as oh-carina, but I don't really like it that way, and to be frank, I think it sounds a bit dumb. Though that's personal preference, so some people probably have it the same way with ah-carina :/
And about getting a poll added, I think it would be better if you contacted one of the moderators of this section, as they may not notice it otherwise.
I think it's ocarina with an "Ah" pronunciation . . . it just seems a little easier to say, and "Oh" just doesn't sound natural. It's easier to say The Legend of Zelda: "Ah"carina of Time, then The Legend of Zelda: "Oh"carina of Time . . . the "Ah" just rolls off the tongue a little easier. But that's just my opinion. It's like pronouncing Pokemon as Pok-eh-mon or Pok-eee-mon . . . although Pokemon clearly has the little mark above the "E" to tell you it's 'eh' and not 'ee'.
No, it's not. The word "Ocarina" doesn't even derive from Japanese, and even if the Japanese do pronounce it that way, it still doesn't mean anything, because they speak a different dialect.
Here's the official commercial for Ocarina of Time 3D, and they pronounce it with an "ah" sound.
As someone who has studied Japanese and knows the proper use of katakana, they would have wrote it A-KA-RI-NA if they wanted it to be pronounced that way. In Katakana, the long A sound is used to simulate many English O sounds. It's not uncommon.
Regardless of the pronunciation of the actual instrument, I still feel that the pronunciation for "OCARINA OF TIME" is "O-Ka-Ri-Na", because that is how the creators of the game intended for it to be pronounced.