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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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    True enough.

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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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    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?

    It's definitely an N-word.

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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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    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 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 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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    Adamantine =/ Adamantium

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitesco View Post
    Oh and honestly, you are all carrying portal beaters on your casters? What on earth are you using it on often enough to clog up your bag with it?
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    Portals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dredre9987 View Post
    Sorry but if you're talking about the pronunciation next to his name that means nothing to me.

    It's done using a completely different set-up to standard English!

    It actually looks like his first name should be pronounce Roo Al there which is clearly wrong!


    Why the Oxford English dictionary decided on that strange language for Pronunciation I will never know - They could and should have stuck with standard English!


    Now I'm not having a go at the Norwegion Language here - Roald Dahl was Born in Wales!

    If Norwegions pronounce his surname differently then that's their prerogative - Being a completely different language!

    I'm talking about people who clearly speak English however - U.S. and UK are not that different when it comes to naming conventions!

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    newbs: sounds like boobs.

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    How the heck do you pronounce "Chrucher?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartywinz View Post
    newbs: sounds like boobs.
    Oddly, most newbs are boobs so that is appropriate.

    See the first definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ape_Man View Post
    How the heck do you pronounce "Chrucher?"
    Crew-chur.

    To be Crutch-er it would normally need the t before the second ch.

    Of course, since it is a name the rules can be entirely off the table. Leroy is lee roy and also la roy and you wouldn't know unless you heard the person tell you (and sometimes depending on if it is a first or last name -- Leroy Leroy would be lee roy la roy).

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