how do you say your characters name?

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  • EnyalidaEnyalida Nasty Woman Member Posts: 4,384 Transcendent
    Phoebus said:
    FEE-bəs! You wouldn't call a phoenix a foe-nix, so don't call Phoebus a foe-bus. :(
    I'm bad at reading ipa, that's "feef - butts" right? :P
  • PhoebusPhoebus tu fui, ego eris. Member Posts: 1,888 Transcendent
    Silea said:
    Phoebus said:
    FEE-bəs! You wouldn't call a phoenix a foe-nix, so don't call Phoebus a foe-bus. :(

    For a minute I read your pronouncement as image
    It basically is. I'm a majestic fish. Glub glub & etc.

    Enyalida said:
    Phoebus said:
    FEE-bəs! You wouldn't call a phoenix a foe-nix, so don't call Phoebus a foe-bus. :(
    I'm bad at reading ipa, that's "feef - butts" right? :P
    NO. A schwa does not read phonetically as "butts", though I'd venture a guess that if it did, more people would know what a schwa was. >_> 
  • EveriineEveriine Wise Old Swordsbird / Brontaur Three Lakes, WIMember Posts: 2,749 Transcendent
    The schwa is sort of a dead sound, that sound you make when you're not really trying to make any sound and it just sorta comes out (that's how I always read it).
    Everiine is a man, and is very manly. This MAN before you is so manly you might as well just gender bend right now, cause he's the manliest man that you ever did see. His manly shape has spurned many women and girlyer men to boughs of fainting. He stands before you in a manly manerific typical man-like outfit which is covered in his manly motto: "I am a man!"

    Daraius said: You gotta risk it for the biscuit.

    Pony power all the way, yo. The more Brontaurs the better.
  • PhoebusPhoebus tu fui, ego eris. Member Posts: 1,888 Transcendent
    Everiine said:
    The schwa is sort of a dead sound, that sound you make when you're not really trying to make any sound and it just sorta comes out (that's how I always read it).
    Yeah, that's a pretty good way to put it. I always think of it as the "lazy vowel."
  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,332 Transcendent
    Aegisbier said:
    Age us beer
    Isn't 'aegis' an actual word that's pronounced "eej-uhs"?
  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,257 Transcendent
    It's an actual Greek word spelled with a gamma, which makes a hard G sound. I humbly present the LSJ entry.


    Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,332 Transcendent
    So more like eye-giss?
  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,257 Transcendent
    More or less! I don't want to imply that you absolutely have to do Ancient Greek pronunciation on this sort of thing, even if that's my personal instinct. English does weird things to the pronunciation a lot of the time for reasons that are really tangential to this thread, so I'm just gonna leave the Greek form here αἰγίς for reference and then link to a guide to pronunciation for the curious. It's not the best one, but it's convenient.

    Here endeth the digression.
    Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
  • RisuRisu Member Posts: 10 Novice
    Rye sue
  • ErinyaErinya Member Posts: 48 Capable
    edited July 2015
    Erinya -> Air in yuh!

    Or

    Erin -> (duh)

    OR

    Eri -> Airy!

    ...I guess my name is not really terribly hard to figure out after all. XD
  • ChirboChirbo Member Posts: 733 Fabled
    Beats the hell out of me, Chribo was a namegen name. Chir like chirp minus p? Along with bo? Yeah that works for me.
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  • SylandraSylandra Friend of Dog Member Posts: 4,062 Transcendent
    Syl- as in Sylvia.

    -andra as in Sandra.

    Tada!
    Fyler said:
    Sylandra has a very signature (and somewhat twisted) sense of humor
  • DelseaDelsea Member Posts: 105 Adept
    It's pronounced (in my head) as it is spelled, basically. Dell-sea
  • LeolaminsLeolamins Member Posts: 351 Fabled
    Leo-lame-ass

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    06/30/2014 19:37 Silvanus channels the power of the Megalith of Doom for you, stripping you of your Vernal Ascendant status.......bastard!!

  • ZeleniZeleni Member Posts: 146 Adept
    зеленый цвет

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  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,279 Transcendent
    Dictionary

    1bitch

     
     
     
    noun \ˈbich\

    Definition of BITCH

    1
    :  the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals
    2
    :  a lewd or immoral woman
    :  a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse
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  • ShaddusShaddus His Imperial Altness Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,518 Transcendent
    Wow, you're like all of those at once.
    2017/04/23 00:29:14 - Nefara honoured Shaddus for: For his dedication to the Earthen Lords and Lady, 
    and willingness to assist our young Pupils. Despite his choosing to not progress himself further, he 
    still works for the Geomancers, and the Engine, in any way he is capable. Also comes with a healthy 
    dose of rebellion, to ensure us of the Council can not be too relaxed.
  • GuennieGuennie Member Posts: 36 Capable
    Celina said:
    Dictionary

    1bitch

     
     
     
    noun \ˈbich\

    Definition of BITCH

    1
    :  the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals
    2
    :  a lewd or immoral woman
    :  a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse

    Woah, you mean to say our names are pronounced the same way? What're the odds?

    (But really, mine's just "Gwennie," except with a u instead of a w because I thought it looked cuter that way.)
  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,279 Transcendent
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  • CiaranCiaran Member Posts: 746 Mythical
    @Czixi ??

    (And for anyone wondering, Ciaran: https://forvo.com/word/ciarán/)
    To me you're forever the kick runner from 3 years ago, the guy who does domoths when no one is online and whines that he's got no competition, and the guy that use to only turn up to fights when the numbers favoured him.
  • CiaranCiaran Member Posts: 746 Mythical
    edited February 10
    Dangerously close to Seck-see!

    Thanks for the clarification!
    To me you're forever the kick runner from 3 years ago, the guy who does domoths when no one is online and whines that he's got no competition, and the guy that use to only turn up to fights when the numbers favoured him.
  • KarlachKarlach God of Kittens. Member Posts: 3,713 Transcendent
    Kah-lak (with excessive phlegm hocking for bonus points)

    The divine voice of Avechna, the Avenger reverberates powerfully, "Congratulations, Morkarion, you are the Bringer of Death indeed."

    You see Estarra the Eternal shout, "Morkarion is no more! Mourn the mortal! But welcome True Ascendant Karlach, of the Realm of Death!


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  • MaligornMaligorn Windborne Member Posts: 2,594 Transcendent
    Czixi said:
    Sick-see.
    Oh thank god. I never know how to ask IG.

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  • SylandraSylandra Friend of Dog Member Posts: 4,062 Transcendent
    I always said Zick-Zee, huh.
    Fyler said:
    Sylandra has a very signature (and somewhat twisted) sense of humor
  • CzixiCzixi Member, Gods Posts: 86 Divine
    Sylandra said:
    I always said Zick-Zee, huh.
    I think I probably say it halfway between Sick and Zick, actually. Probably more like Zick-see? Either way, the important part is that the C is silent.
  • PhoebusPhoebus tu fui, ego eris. Member Posts: 1,888 Transcendent
    I was originally pronouncing it as "Zixie" which is pretty close, but then I decided Chichi is funnier, so you'll be Chichi in my mind forever.
  • ShaddusShaddus His Imperial Altness Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,518 Transcendent
    Shadouche
    2017/04/23 00:29:14 - Nefara honoured Shaddus for: For his dedication to the Earthen Lords and Lady, 
    and willingness to assist our young Pupils. Despite his choosing to not progress himself further, he 
    still works for the Geomancers, and the Engine, in any way he is capable. Also comes with a healthy 
    dose of rebellion, to ensure us of the Council can not be too relaxed.
  • ReylariReylari Member Posts: 367 Fabled
    Isn't Cz meant to be pronounced as a ch? Sort of like Czech. Xi pronounced like a sh... Or have all my pronunciation lessons gone down the drain? Though that'd be two different languages.
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  • DaraiusDaraius Shevat The juror's taco spotMember Posts: 4,279 Transcendent
    edited February 11
    None of your pronunciation lessons have been in a Lusternian Elder god language, I'd wager.  :p
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