Pronuciation of Xion

ZittoZitto Member Posts: 255 Virtuoso
I have been talking about a piece of writing involving some wordplay with Portius, but it depends pretty heavily on the pronunciation of certain words.  I am curious how people pronounce the aetherbubble Xion's name in their heads.
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  • MaligornMaligorn Windborne Member Posts: 2,763 Transcendent
    Long i, short o. Z, not shi.

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  • SiamSiam Whispered Voice Member Posts: 2,622 Transcendent
    I read it as "scion" myself. :D
    Viravain, Lady of the Thorns shouts, "And You would seize Me? Fool! I am the Glomdoring! I am the Wyrd, and beneath the cloak of Night, the shadows of the Silent stir!"

    #bringShikariback 


  • TremulaTremula Banished Quasiroyal Member Posts: 2,645 Transcendent
    I pronounce it like 'She-on', actually.
                          * * * WRACK AND ROLL AND DEATH AND PAIN * * *
                                         * * * LET'S FEEL THE FEAR OF DEATH AGAIN * * *
              * * * WE'LL KILL AND SLAUGHTER, EAT THE SLAIN * * *
      * * * IN RAVAGING WE'LL ENTERTAIN * * *

    Ixion tells you, "// I don't think anyone else had a clue, amazing form."
  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,419 Transcendent
    Chi-own

    Reasoning: Xyl turned into the lucidians, so I'm assuming that anything he made and named will follow the same pronunciation as the lucidian language. Since as far as I can tell Lucidian is basically Greek,  I say it like I would in Greek.[1]

    [1]Technically an ahistorical pronunciation, but the actual sound that chi made doesn't exist in English and treating it as a "ch" is the convention.


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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,970 Transcendent
    Pronunciation.
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  • TarkentonTarkenton Traitor Bear Member Posts: 2,555 Transcendent
    Bob.
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  • SsalissSsaliss Member Posts: 3,575 Transcendent
    I'm with Xiam on this. I also like Senthos suggestion.
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  • RennaRenna Member Posts: 83 Capable
    edited May 2015
    Aren't X sounds usually Z ones? Excluding Charles Xavier for some reason, which always confused me and I've always called him Charles Zavier in my head instead of Ex-avier.

    Anyway, I say Xion ans Zion.
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  • QistrelQistrel the hemisemidemifink Member Posts: 1,717 Transcendent
    He's Charles Ex-avier because he leads (or led) the Ex-Men from the Ex-Mansion. That's the only reason, really.

  • LavinyaLavinya Former Queen of Snark AustraliaMember Posts: 3,354 Transcendent
    Renna said:

    Aren't X sounds usually Z ones? Excluding Charles Xavier for some reason, which always confused me and I've always called him Charles Zavier in my head instead of Ex-avier.

    Anyway, I say Xion ans Zion.

    My son is Xavier and he gets quite annoyed if anyone pronounces it EX-avier. We always tell people Xavier like Xylophone!



  • TremulaTremula Banished Quasiroyal Member Posts: 2,645 Transcendent
    Lavinya said:

    Renna said:

    Aren't X sounds usually Z ones? Excluding Charles Xavier for some reason, which always confused me and I've always called him Charles Zavier in my head instead of Ex-avier.

    Anyway, I say Xion ans Zion.

    My son is Xavier and he gets quite annoyed if anyone pronounces it EX-avier. We always tell people Xavier like Xylophone!
    Chi-avier.
                          * * * WRACK AND ROLL AND DEATH AND PAIN * * *
                                         * * * LET'S FEEL THE FEAR OF DEATH AGAIN * * *
              * * * WE'LL KILL AND SLAUGHTER, EAT THE SLAIN * * *
      * * * IN RAVAGING WE'LL ENTERTAIN * * *

    Ixion tells you, "// I don't think anyone else had a clue, amazing form."
  • DaraiusDaraius Shevat The juror's taco spotMember Posts: 4,321 Transcendent
    She-av-yay?
  • SsalissSsaliss Member Posts: 3,575 Transcendent
    "Saviour"?
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  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,422 Transcendent
    'Zeye-on' is how I've head-said it. It's spelled very similarly to Mt. Zion, which I grew up hearing pronounced a certain way, and since the X can make that sound, it works in my head. If that's not how it's supposed to go, though, that's cool.

    One thing I've always wanted in Lusternia is a pronunciation key. Robert Jordan gave us one, even if GRRM won't, it's not a bad idea to have a ginormous list of 'This is how you say X' for official things like NPCs, cities, bubbles, etc. Obviously, players and player chosen things would have to be left off, but even with that it would be nice. >.>
  • SynkarinSynkarin Nothing to see here Member Posts: 3,216 Transcendent
    Probably why he died before finishing WoT - damn pronunciation guide

    I don't know if I want any more GoT books now that the show seems to be surpassing them

    Everiine said:
    "'Cause the fighting don't stop till I walk in."
    -Synkarin's Lament.
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