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    Default How to actually say G-land's toughest words. . .

    Melee: \ˈmā-ˌlā\ . Does not sound like "mealy."

    Tome: \ˈtōm\. This is not pronounced like the word "tomb."

    Alacrity: \ə-ˈla-krə-tē\. Jeesy creesy, I can't even say some of the things I hear.

    Am I missing anything?

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    Named NPC boss name.

    Named Monsters:
    ◦ Blaze ar'Rhind - Purple-named fire giant; appears with Rhindvutha
    ◦ Caraduhn - Red-named fire giant; final boss
    ◦ Grundaussir - Purple-named white dragon; appears with Jorgundal ar'Grund
    ◦ Jorgundal ar'Grund - Purple-named stone giant; appears with Grundaussir
    ◦ Nimbus ar'Yorg - Purple-named cloud giant; appears with Yorgulhar
    ◦ Rhindvutha - Purple-named black dragon; appears with Blaze ar'Rhind
    ◦ Yorgulhar - blue dragon; appears with Nimbus ar'Yorg

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    Quote Originally Posted by k0211312d View Post
    Named NPC boss name.

    Named Monsters:
    ◦ Blaze ar'Rhind - Purple-named fire giant; appears with Rhindvutha
    ◦ Caraduhn - Red-named fire giant; final boss
    ◦ Grundaussir - Purple-named white dragon; appears with Jorgundal ar'Grund
    ◦ Jorgundal ar'Grund - Purple-named stone giant; appears with Grundaussir
    ◦ Nimbus ar'Yorg - Purple-named cloud giant; appears with Yorgulhar
    ◦ Rhindvutha - Purple-named black dragon; appears with Blaze ar'Rhind
    ◦ Yorgulhar - blue dragon; appears with Nimbus ar'Yorg
    Blaze ar'Rhind = Rhind rhymes with Wind
    Caraduhn = Carra Doon
    Grundaussir = Grun Dow Seer
    Jorgundahl ar'Grund = Jor Gun Darl
    Rhindvutha - Rhind rhymes with Wind again Voo Tha!
    Yorgulhar - Your Gull Har!

    I'm not going to even comment on anyone not knowing how to pronounce Nimbus!

    Jorgundahl and Yorgulhar are said fast with the syllables rolling off the tongue as one!


    These all seem pretty obvious to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOhmsford View Post
    Jorgundahl ar'Grund = Jor Gun Darl

    Roald Dahl ( if still alive ) and most other Norwegians would probably slap you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dredre9987 View Post
    Roald Dahl ( if still alive ) and most other Norwegians would probably slap you.
    Roald Dahl's Granddaughter Sophie is a famous Model!

    And I've never heard her name pronounced any other way!

    Roald himself has been mentioned on Television many times and again I've never heard his name pronounced any other way!
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    Hjeal...how is that pronounced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacab View Post
    Hjeal...how is that pronounced?
    Zomg noob, hjeeeeelz ma naow?

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    I also have problems with many character names, especially those that starts and/or ends with Xx or Xxx.

    But to be serious, as a non-native speaker, some of the words used in this game are words I've never heard spoken other places. If I hear a word spoken similarly 5-10 times, I'm inclined to believe that's the correct pronunciation of that word.

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    What? There are any pronounciation rules? In English 1 letter can be read in dozen ways, so I thought its just random!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vellrad View Post
    What? There are any pronounciation rules? In English 1 letter can be read in dozen ways, so I thought its just random!
    If you're not sure - Take the Word in it's entirety!

    It's usually pretty obvious how it would be pronounced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOhmsford View Post
    If you're not sure - Take the Word in it's entirety!

    It's usually pretty obvious how it would be pronounced!
    I won't have somebody who speaks a language in which "Worcester" is pronounced "Wooster", or in which "Leicester" is pronounced "Lester" lecture people about "obvious" pronunciation.

    Maybe I failed a sarcasm check but have you ever tried to learn a foreign language? French for example? I bet it was totally obvious how everything was pronounced when you looked at the words in their entirety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micron View Post
    I won't have somebody who speaks a language in which "Worcester" is pronounced "Wooster", or in which "Leicester" is pronounced "Lester" lecture people about "obvious" pronunciation.

    Maybe I failed a sarcasm check but have you ever tried to learn a foreign language? French for example? I bet it was totally obvious how everything was pronounced when you looked at the words in their entirety.
    {Please read entire post before responding and remember context!}

    Worcester and Leicester as Cities have been around over 1000 years!

    And knowledge of the pronunciation of one gives you the other.

    See also: Bicester, Frocester, Rocester and Towcester.



    As for French - I spent 3 Years learning French at School Before the dumb Curriculum at the time at my School insisted I also take German! {I was NOT an A Student in French {C+ was more like it}.
    I did a year of German and French together then got to choose one of the two for my GCSEs - I chose French! {4 years beats 1}
    But I had fallen too far behind after that one year of trying to learn not 1 but 2 foreign languages!
    That first GCSE year we also did 2-3 months of Japanese which didn't help either!

    I've been to France 3 times {1 as a toddler, 1 with School - Both to Normandy with trips to Paris* - and 1 to Brittany aged 16} and Hated it 2 out of 3 {Subjective opinion - I apologize to the French!}.

    *The easiest example of a difference in pronunciation between English and French I can think of!

    When learning that language I found the big problems were the turn around of sentences and phrases AND the insistence on Masculine/Feminine!
    NOT Pronunciation!


    Now of course English and French have a lot in common despite the differences thanks to certain Historical people - English and Norwegian have much less in Common {except possibly in certain Northern areas - and then how close are Norwegian and Danish actually?}.


    And yes - I would pronounce my name {if born and raised in Norway} the way Norwegians pronounce that name simply because of being born and raised in that country!
    The same would apply if I was born and raised in any country despite my ancestry!


    The person who mentioned the Leroy Leroy thing actually made the best argument against what I wrote btw!
    But again I'd like to ask you to look at that name in it's entirety and tell me you'd even consider pronouncing it Lee-roy Lee-roy rather than Lee-roy Le-roy {I don't subscribe to the La-roy thing btw}.

    There's a Famous actor by the name of Ralph Fiennes whose pronunciation of his own first name got a lot of laughs in England when he first hit the scene! {he was seen as being ridiculously posh!}.
    We've grown used to it over the past 25 years or so though.

    But then again - I live in Staffordshire {have done all my life apart from 6 months in Neath near Swansea} and I only have to go 20 Miles North or so to start hearing Cookery Book pronounced Coook-ery Boook!

    So Pronunciation is a strange thing!

    Still - If you're not certain about pronunciation it's polite to ask before you start mangling peoples character names!
    And when shortening pls look at the full name {and sex of said character}!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOhmsford View Post
    Boring long story

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    I speak 4 languages (English, French, German, Russian) and read 5 (+ Latin) to a pretty good level.

    Most scandinavians I know speak far better english than you do their language.

    Push comes to shove, don't criticise other peoples pronunciation of words. As some dude said, some letter combinations just don't have an appropriate sound in some languages.
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    No longer do I have characters on G-Land but let me butt in with...

    I get rather annoyed when people mis-pronounce obvious Character names - Specifically:

    Nyszsa of Sarlona - The amount of times I've been called Nicer is ridiculous!
    It rhymes with Miss NOT Mice!

    Jelina of Cannith - The J is Silent/Soft! - Pronounce Yel- leena!


    I also get more than slightly peeved at these:

    Enochpagett of Cannith being shortened in Party chat to Eno!
    Allanaira of Cannith being shortened to Allan!
    Lieuk of Cannith being shortened to Lie!

    Here we go - When I shorten a name in party chat I actually look at said name {and character}!

    Shorten Enoch to Noch if u like or even simply to E! - Eno just doesn't work!
    Allanaira is quite clearly a Female Name on a Female Elf! - Lose the N when shortening!
    Lieuk is pronounced Luke!


    If I see a name that I cannot be sure of how to pronounce I feel it's only polite to ask before mutilating it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOhmsford View Post
    No longer do I have characters on G-Land but let me butt in with...

    I get rather annoyed when people mis-pronounce obvious Character names - Specifically:

    Nyszsa of Sarlona - The amount of times I've been called Nicer is ridiculous!
    It rhymes with Miss NOT Mice!

    Jelina of Cannith - The J is Silent/Soft! - Pronounce Yel- leena!


    I also get more than slightly peeved at these:

    Enochpagett of Cannith being shortened in Party chat to Eno!
    Allanaira of Cannith being shortened to Allan!
    Lieuk of Cannith being shortened to Lie!

    Here we go - When I shorten a name in party chat I actually look at said name {and character}!

    Shorten Enoch to Noch if u like or even simply to E! - Eno just doesn't work!
    Allanaira is quite clearly a Female Name on a Female Elf! - Lose the N when shortening!
    Lieuk is pronounced Luke!


    If I see a name that I cannot be sure of how to pronounce I feel it's only polite to ask before mutilating it!
    You know, I have the same problem with some of my characters. for example...

    as;ldkjfa;liksdjfa;lskdjfsl

    people shorten that to "as" all the time. I never understand why, it seems pretty obvious to me.

    204908eryuoihsdfoha9sdyg

    for some reason, they call me "g". that's just stupid. it doens't even rhyme with "g".

    ≡↓♂╓Θ█

    people don't even try with that. just makes me sad for the state of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chester99 View Post
    You know, I have the same problem with some of my characters. for example...

    as;ldkjfa;liksdjfa;lskdjfsl

    people shorten that to "as" all the time. I never understand why, it seems pretty obvious to me.

    204908eryuoihsdfoha9sdyg

    for some reason, they call me "g". that's just stupid. it doens't even rhyme with "g".

    ≡↓♂╓Θ█

    people don't even try with that. just makes me sad for the state of the game.
    the last one actually made me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOhmsford View Post
    obvious
    This word doesn't mean what you seem to think it means.
    Nyszsa of Sarlona
    I'd call you Nizzy and say squelch me if you dont' like it.
    Jelina of Cannith - The J is Silent/Soft! - Pronounce Yel- leena!
    Until I see some proof that the character is Spanish, it's gel-EE-nah.
    Enochpagett of Cannith being shortened in Party chat to Eno!
    Yeah, that really should just be "En", or "Emo".
    Allanaira of Cannith being shortened to Allan!
    Alley-opp it is.
    Lieuk of Cannith being shortened to Lie!
    No, I'd stick with "Lie".

    Allanaira is quite clearly a Female Name on a Female Elf! - Lose the N when shortening!
    No. For all I know, Allan is a common nickname for female elves.
    Lieuk is pronounced Luke!
    Looks like LIE-ook to me.
    I stand by it: you're confused about what "obvious" means.
    Quote Originally Posted by FranOhmsford View Post
    And when shortening pls look at the full name {and sex of said character}!
    "Please". And no. Because I just don't care that much. In a tabletop game? Sure. But I'm here to invade creatures' homes, rob and kill them, not help other indulge in their little fantasies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danzig138 View Post
    Jelina of Cannith - The J is Silent/Soft! - Pronounce Yel- leena!
    Until I see some proof that the character is Spanish, it's gel-EE-nah.
    thinking about other names(in english) starting with J i think...oh wait, i can't talk about that

    what i can say is that in spanish there's only 1 name, starting with J(in fact the name isn't spanish, maybe comes from english) what english people can pronounce, Jennifer, yes, some spanish ppl like to use foreign names, it's cooler i guess(so maybe there're more foreign words/names that can be pronounced soft, but they aren't spanish)

    rest of names/words that start with J(or G if these words starts with "Ge" or "Gi", always talking about spanish words), i'm pretty sure there's no english sound close to it, no way, the position of the tongue against the palate is closer to german(in fact google told me that the sound i'm talking about, in german is "ch", i know it's not exactly the same depending the word, but in spain the pronunciation isn't the same in 2 places rofl)

    to conclude: there's no reason to say the J is silent in spanish(in fact is quite opposite), stick to the languages you manage
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