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    The thread in which we pronounce things.

    As I understand it, there is no official pronunciation for many of the words/names that are made up for the story, but it helps to know/figure out how to pronunce these things anyway.

    In any case, am I the only person who applies a french pronunciation to Moirail? Yup, I pronounce it /mwɑ'ʁɛl/.

    Even before I discovered that Leijon was taken from old Swedish I pronounced it /leɪ'joʊn/, which is probably pretty close to how it's actually pronounced.

    Anyway, I think that the actual pronounciations of things are probably based on what words they're taken from, like Leijon is Swedish, so naturally it would have a Swedish pronunciation.
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Nepeta: Neh-PEE-tuh
    Equius: E-kwee-us
    Gamzee: GAM-zee
    Sollux: SOUL-ucks
    Terezi: TER-rez-zi
    Vriska: VRIS-kuh
    Karkat: BEEP BEEP MEOW
    Eridan: AIR-rid-dan
    Feferi: FEF-fer-ree
    Tavros: TAHV-ros
    Kanaya: KAN-ah-yah
    Aradia: AH-ray-dee-uh

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    I pronounce lusus LUH-sis. But ive heard people say LOO-sis....

    WHICH ONE IS IT?!
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    I pronounce Gamzee as Game-Zee and Equius as Eh-kis. Besides that I agree with Seeker.

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    the way hussie pronounces them. they make sense.

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    Terezi: TER-rez-zi
    Feferi: FEF-fer-ree
    Kanaya: KAN-ah-yah
    Aradia: AH-ray-dee-uh
    I've been saying:
    Ter-REZ-zi
    Fef-FER-ree
    Kan-AYE-uh, and
    Uh-RAH-dee-uh

    in my head. Probably my accent showing.

    BEEP BEEP MEOW is the best pronunciation.
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    At the risk of raining on your parade, there's already a thread for this topic (although it was on the third page of the thread list, so I can see how you missed it).
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    I've always said NE-pe-ta

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Karkat- Car Cat
    Aradia- uh-Ray-deeya
    Tavros- Tahv-rohs
    Sollux- depends. Either Soh-lux or Sah-lux. He has TWO pronunciations :P
    Nepeta- Neh-peh-tuh
    Kanaya- Kah-nah-yuh
    Terezi- Tuh-rehzi
    Vriska- Vriska. lol
    Equius- Eh-qwee-us
    Gamzee- Gahm-zee
    Eridan- Ear-idan
    Feferi- Feh-feh-ri

    Mine are paticularly southern I assume :P
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7H3 HUN73R View Post
    I pronounce lusus LUH-sis. But ive heard people say LOO-sis....

    WHICH ONE IS IT?!
    Given that lusus is a latin word, I suspect it's short U's. The plural would thus be lusūs, pronounced lu-soose. But I think most people would pronounce it (the singular) loosus. I do.

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Skaia: SKAY-ia.
    Lalonde: LAH-lond.
    Equius: Eh-quee-us.
    Eridan: Air-ih-dan.
    Terezi: Ter-ez-ee.
    Sollux: S-all-ux.
    Aradia: Ah-rah-dia.
    Tavros: Tav-ros.
    Moirail: Muy-ral.
    Leijon: LEE-jon.
    Lusus: Luh-sus.

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Aradia: uh-RA-dee-uh
    Tavros: TAV-rose
    Sollux: SOL-ux
    Karkat: car-cat (both syllables have equal emphasis, for me.)
    Nepeta: nuh-PET-uh
    Kanaya: kun-EYE-uh
    Terezi: tuh-REZ-ee
    Vriska: VRIS-kuh
    Equius: eh-QUEE-us
    Gamzee: GAM-zee
    Eridan: AIR-ih-dan
    Feferi: fuh-FAIR-ee

    Lusus: LOO-sus
    Skaia: SKY-uh

    *shrug*
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Aradia: uh-RAH-dee-uh Megido: meh-GEE-doh
    Tavros: TAV-rohs Nitram: NIH-trahm
    Sollux: SOL-lux Captor: CAP-tor
    Karkat: car-cat Vantas: VAN-tus
    Nepeta: neh-PEH-tuh Leijon: lei-ZHOHN (edit: that ZH is pronounced like a french j)
    Kanaya: kan-AYE-uh Maryam: mah-ree-AHM
    Terezi: tuh-REH-zee Pyrope: pie-ROHP
    Vriska: vris-KUH
    Equius: eh-quee-ihs Zahhak: no clue
    Gamzee: GAM-zee Makara: mah-KAR-uh
    Eridan: EH-rih-dan Ampora: amp-OH-ruh
    Feferi: FEF-uh-ree Peixes: PEY-ksees

    Skaia: skah-ee-uh
    Prospit: PROH-spit
    Derse: durse
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne Beeche View Post
    In any case, am I the only person who applies a french pronunciation to Moirail? Yup, I pronounce it /mwɑ'ʁɛl/.
    I thought I was the only one! also, for some reason, I always want to say "Purope" instead of Pyrope. Maybe because of a greek word for fire, πῦρ?

    another thing: It feels really weird (to me) to say some of the names out loud, probably because I'm so used to reading them. for example, the first time I said "WV" I realized that I'd been reading something like "wuh vee" rather than "doubleyou vee," and speaking it fully felt surprisingly unnatural.

    as for character names, my pronunciation's pretty much identical to these, except for Equius and Eridan, where I emphasize the first syllable.

    last names:
    me-GEE-doe
    NIT-rahm
    CAP-ter
    VAHN-tahs
    lay-OWN
    MAR-yam
    PIE-rope
    SUR-ket
    za-HAK
    ma-KAH-ruh
    am-POR-uh
    PIKE-sees
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Hrm...
    Aradia Megido: ah-RAH-di-ya meh-GEE-doh
    Tavros Nitram - TAH-vros NEEH-tram
    Sollux Captor - sohl-LUX CAP-tor
    Karkat Vantas -kar-KAT VAN-tas
    Nepeta Leijon - NE-peh-tuh (or ne-PEEH-tuh) Leh-yon (Spanish j sounds)
    Kanaya Maryam - kuhn-NA-yah ma-ree-YAM
    Terezi Pyrope - teh-REH-zee PAI-rohp
    Equius Zahhak - eh-KWEE-yuz zah'-HAK
    Gamzee Makara - GAEM-zee mah-KAH-ruh
    Eridan Ampora - eh-ri-DAN ahm-POH-ruh
    Feferi Piexes - feh-FEH-ree PIE-seez

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Skydragon, I'm using your format.

    Aradia: Ah-rah-DEE-uh Megido: mehg-EE-doh
    Tavros: TAV-Rohs Nitram: NIH-tram
    Sollux: SOL-luks Captor: CAP-tor
    Karkat: Car-cat Vantas: VAN-tus
    Nepeta: Neh-pe-tuh Leijon: lei-JIOHN
    Kanaya: kah-NAI-uh Maryam: mah-REE-ahm
    Terezi: teh-REH-zee Pyrope: pie-ROHP
    Vriska: vris-kah Serket: sur-KET
    Equius: eh-quee-us Zahhak: Zah-hahk
    Gamzee: GAM-Zee Makara: ma-KAR-rah
    Eridan: EH-ri-dan Ampora: am-POH-rah
    Feferi: FEF-fe-ree Peixes: Pai-sees

    Skaia: sky-ee-ah
    Prospit: PROHs-pit
    Derse: Durse
    Lusus: Luh-sus
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Reading other people's pronounciations had made me forget how I say them!

    Aradia Megido: Ah-RAH-dee-uh Meh-GEE-doh
    Tavros Nitram: TAV-rohs NEET-ram
    Sollux Captor: Sol-ux Cap-tuh
    Nepeta Leijon: Neh-PET-uh LEE-jun (legion)
    Kanaya Maryam: Kan-EYE-uh MAH-ree-um
    Terezi Pyrope: Teh-REZZ-ee Pie-rope
    Vriska Serket: VRISS-kuh SER-ket
    Equius Zahhak: EH-kwee-us ZAH-hakk
    Gamzee Makara: GAM-zee MAH-kuh-ruh
    Eridan Ampora: EH-ri-dan Am-PORE-uh
    Feferi Peixes: Fef-EH-ri PIX-ees (pixies)
    Karkat Vantas: Car-Cat Vahn-TASS

    Skaia: Sky-uh
    Lusus: Loose-us

    God, I talk funny. I feel like I'm saying Tavros and Kanaya's names wrong!

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Aradia Megido: a-RAY-dee-ah (like "irradiate") meh-GEE-doh
    Tavros Nitram - TAV-ross NIT-ram
    Sollux Captor - SAWL-ux captor (like the word)
    Karkat Vantas -KARK-et VAN-toss
    Nepeta Leijon - neh-PET-a LAY-yon
    Kanaya Maryam - kan-AYE-ah MAR-yam
    Terezi Pyrope - TER-reh-zee pye-RO-pee
    Equius Zahhak - ECK-wee-us zah-HACK
    Vriska Serket - VRISS-kah SER-kit
    Gamzee Makara - GAM-zee mah-KAR-ah
    Eridan Ampora - EH-ri-den am-POR-ah
    Feferi Piexes - FEF-er-ee PYE-sheez

    I feel like the only one who pronounces Terezi "TER-reh-zee"

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne Beeche View Post
    /mwɑ'ʁɛl/, /leɪ'joʊn/
    Am I the only person who has a harder time pronouncing... whatever this is than the actual names?

    On a related note, how do you say those?

    This is how I pronounce things, sometimes they are largely fucked due to me misspelling the word in the first place.
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    Capitals are emphasis, double letters (AA) are long and drawn out.
    Yes I say things funny.
    
    John Egbert:
    Jade Harley:
    Rose Lalonde: Londale
    Dave Strider:
    
    Aradia Megido: uhR-rAAdia
    Tavros Nitram: traVos nEEtRam
    Sollux Captor: sol-ucks capTor
    Karkat Vantas: car-Cat vAntus
    Nepeta Leijon: nepEta leghun (like lesion but with a J-G sound in there)
    Kanaya Maryam: kanAYuh maRium
    Terezi Pyrope: terEEHzi prIop
    Vriska Serket: vrIsskuh SurKet
    Equius Zahhak: ecKuius zAAck
    Gamzee Makara: gAmze maCKarA
    Eridan Ampora: erIdun umPooruh
    Feferi Piexes: fef-erI pIexIes
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    This is how I say them in my head. Iknow most of them are just plain incorrect. I do not care.

    Aradia: ah-rid-E-ah
    Tavros: ta-vor-us and sometimes tahv-rows
    Sollux: sul-lucks
    Karkat: car-cat
    Nepeta: nep-tah
    Kanaya: Kan-ya
    Terezi: tuh-rez-E
    Vriska: vris-ka and sometines vrik-sha
    Equius: eck-we-us
    Gamzee: gam-Z
    Eridan: edge-re-an andsometimes erry-dan
    Feferi: fef-free

    Skaia: sack-E-ah
    Prospit: pros-pit
    Derse: Durse
    Lusus: louis

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Mine usually end up like this:

    Aradia Megido: Ah-ray-dee-ah | Me-gee-doh
    Tavros Nitram: Tah-v-roh-s | Nih-tram
    Sollux Captor: Soul-lux | Cap-tor (kind of like capture)
    Nepeta Leijon: Neh-peh-tah | Leh-jon (ends up sounding sort of French, though I'm pretty sure this is "wrong".)
    Kanaya Maryam: Ka-nay-ah | Miry-am (no idea why this happens)
    Terezi Pyrope: Teh-reh-zi | Peh-rope
    Vriska Serket: Vris-kah | Sir-ket
    Equius Zahhak: Eck-qui-uhs | Za-hak
    Gamzee Makara: Gam-zee | Mah-kah-rah (pretty straightforward)
    Eridan Ampora: Eh-ri-dan | Am-por-ah (like "pore")
    Feferi Piexes: Feh-feh-ri | Pixies (like the magical creature "pixies")

    after that... the kids are pretty straight forward, except I've pronounced Rose's last name as Lah-lond which I suppose is not normal? Idk.

    Otherwise:

    Skaia: Sky-ah
    Prospit: Pros-pit (like "prosper")
    Derse: Dur-ss
    Lusus: Loo-sis

    wow it's hard to type this stuff out. XD
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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Okay, Imma put this out here in the open
    I say Etch-a-ladder.
    And NE-PEE-TA with a short ne.
    No Neh pee ta

    Besides from that... can't really be bothered.

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    J-AID-uh har-LEI
    j-OH-n ugg-BURT
    Dah-Vei Sto-rye-deer
    Row-see Law-Lawn-d

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    Broadish transcription (not bothering to aspirate, for example):

    ə.ˈɹɑ.di.ə mɛ.ˈgi.do
    ˈtæv.ɹos ˈnaɪ.tɹæm
    ˈsɑl.əks ˈkæp.toɹ
    ˈnɛ.pə.tə leɪ.ˈʒɔn
    kə.ˈnaɪ.jə ˈmɑɹ.jæm
    tɚ.ˈits.i ˈpaɪ.ɹop
    ˈvɹɪs.kə ˈsɜ˞.kɪt
    ˈɛ.kʷi.ɪs ˈzɑ.hɑk
    ˈgæm.zi mə.ˈkɑ.ɹə
    ˈeɹ.i.dn æm.ˈpoɹ.ə
    ˈfɛf.ɚ.i ˈpʌɪk.siz

    I know my Terezi is way off, but I'm attached to the German z as ts-affricate. The n in Eridan is supposed to be syllabic but the forums don't have that character.

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    Re: The thread in which we pronounce things.

    It's hard to explain my pronunciations*. I pronounce them in a Dutch way. I'll try explaining by using English words and stuff. Lol, Eridan, Sollux and the kids are the only ones whose (sur)name I pronounce in English.

    John (normal) Egg-Bird
    Rose (normal) La (like the French word for 'the')-Lon(like the beginning of London, the city)-the
    Dave (normal) Stri (like the beginning of the word 'strike')-durr
    Jade (normal) Harr-lee (like the surname 'Lee')
    Car-cat Vantas (spoken like the drink 'Fanta', but beginning with a 'V' sound)
    The-race (but with a 'z' sound instead of a 'c')-i Pie-rope
    Freeze (but 'v' instead of 'f' and short 'e')-kah Sir-cat
    Tah (long 'a' sound)-Vrohs Nee (e spoken like with 'Lee')-Tram
    Ka (a spoken like when you scream, but short)-nah (like when you say 'nah' instead of 'no')-yah Mahr-yam
    Feh-feh-whee (but 'r' sound instead of the 'wh') Pixels (but without the 'l')
    E (like in 'hey')-whee (same like Feferi) Dahn And (but without the 'd')-poor-ah
    Ga (like in the baby sound 'gagaga')-m-sea (but with a 'z' sound instead of 's') Mah-kah-rah
    Aaah-rah-thee (like the old word, only with a 'd' sound)-aaah Meh-gih-d'oh
    E (like in 'hey')-qui (like in 'queen')-us Zaaah-hahk
    Neh-peeee-tah Lei (like in 'hey')-yo-n
    Soul-lux Cap-Tooohr

    Here are also the initials for the Exiles and Midnight Crew. Some I do in Dutch sounds, but some I automatically do in English.

    Way-Vay
    Pee-Ehm
    'ey (like in 'hey')-ahr
    Way-kuh
    Way-kah
    Ehs-Ehs
    Dee-Dee (like the 'Dexter's Laboratory' character)
    Ha (like the laughing sound)-Bay (without the 'y')
    Cay-Day

    *And nobody understands.


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