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I've been to the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh and didn't make the connection to Biel Tan.

The More You Know.

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed; made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.
 
   
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 BaconCatBug wrote:
Vin-de-car-y is the latin pronunciation iirc.

Vindicare (Ldatin: present active infinitive of Vindico, thus meaning "to avenge/vindicate/punish, to liberate/deliver/spare, or to defend/protect, depending on the context)


Win dick are eh

   
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Custodes:. Kus-to-daes

Not custoadies or castoads please.


Also guilliman: It's french and it's pronounced "Ro-bou Gi'iman"

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Yes 1000 times to Cuss-toe-days. I’m so sick and tired of “cus-toads”...no one says “adeptus as-tarts”. Also having taken Latin for a year, I figure that’s how fake Latin should be pronounced.

Cuss-toe-days.

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Morkphoiz wrote:

Also guilliman: It's french and it's pronounced "Ro-bou Gi'iman"


It's Row-boot-ey Gull-i-man.

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Besides, the French would still pronounce the T in Roboute because it's followed by an E.
   
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I'm reading this thread, taking note on the correct pronunciations, and not changing a thing with how I pronounce them.

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Eldari
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Demon
Ball

40k linguistics is the next level of this hobby that I'm just not ready for. Although, to be fair, I tend to just pronounce it the way I hear others say it during games.





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 Apple Peel wrote:
 AndrewGPaul wrote:
 Amishprn86 wrote:


Nope, it is bail, it is Levant "beɪəl"


That IPA transcription (which is a pronunciation guide, not the “original” spelling) should sound like “bay al” (al as in Al Bundy); two syllables. Wikipedia offers an alternative pronunciation, “baah al”.

If you say “baah al” fast, Baal=Ball.


Apart from pronouncing it wrong by eliding the second vowel entirely, the vowel sound in "baal" is not the same as the sound in "ball". "aah" vs "aww".

 Excommunicatus wrote:
I've been to the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh and didn't make the connection to Biel Tan.

The More You Know.


there was a fair bit of Celtic influence to the Eldar, back in 1990 (partly by way of the Warhammer Fantasy elves, I suppose, too); some of the personal names, names of equipment and weapons and the Court of the Young King.

Also:
ROE-boot GULLiman
EL-dar
ale-DAR-i
dru-KHAR-i (kh like the ch in loch)
LAZ-gun (not "layz")
TIH-ran-id
cus-TODE-eez
ah-START-eez
ar-BITE-eez

daemon = demon. Presumably their typesetters didn't have "æ" available.

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From the audiobooks arbites = ar-BEET-eez

   
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Catulle wrote:
 BaconCatBug wrote:
Vin-de-car-y is the latin pronunciation iirc.

Vindicare (Ldatin: present active infinitive of Vindico, thus meaning "to avenge/vindicate/punish, to liberate/deliver/spare, or to defend/protect, depending on the context)


Win dick are eh



I’m sorry, I couldn’t keep a straight face on this one. But, it’s an appropriate description.

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I've always called them Cus-toads. All Latin accents are fake Latin accents.

Res ipsa loquitur.

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed; made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.
 
   
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Omnissiah.

OM-KNEE-SIRE?
   
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OM-niss-I-ah. To rhyme with messiah.
   
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Ohm-ni-ssiah

Ni as in the Knights who say Ni. Also rhymes with Messiah.

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Hmm, Ohm as in Ohm’s law or Omni as in Omniscience? Does GW have it officially somewhere, perhaps read from one of the black library audio books?

This sounds like one of those things that would inspire an entire fanatical war over, just for the pronunciation and underlying meaning/association of the word.

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Om-nee-sye-ah, IMO

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed; made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.
 
   
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We used to say Zen-teck. That was a long time ago. Since then I've learnt some Russian and discovered that tz is easy to say.
Hmmmm. Now I'm tempted to convert the ee into yi of Russian. Tzyeentch.

Omnisiah I pronounce like omniscient. He's the all knowing machine God. Omni+Messiah.

   
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Zustiur wrote:
We used to say Zen-teck. That was a long time ago. Since then I've learnt some Russian and discovered that tz is easy to say.
Hmmmm. Now I'm tempted to convert the ee into yi of Russian. Tzyeentch.




Tzeentch is supposed to be an onomatopoeia of a magic user casting a spell, per Rick Priestley.

Imagine a Sorcerer casting a zappy bolt and you're not far off on pronunciation. "Zeent ch"



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C'Tan = Cuh-tarn
   
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If you pronounce that with a soft "c" (an "ss" sound), you might get an idea of how they've appeared in primitive mortal cultures.
   
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Gol Kolea from Gaunt's Ghosts.

Ko-lee or Colli-er?

I always use the latter (Collier is mining related and he was a miner, not sure if that's coincidence or not).

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I shared this on a related thread, and I'll share it here too. You can avoid ambiguous pseudo spelling by using the IPA characters here.

Roboute Guilliman = /rəʊˈbu:teɪ ˈgɪləmən/ from Warhammer TV.
Abaddon: I prefer /əˈædən/ to /ˈæbədɒn/, but I'm not sure which is correct.
Tzeentch: I like to pronounce the t at the beginning - /tzi:nʧ/
Lasgun: I prefer /ˈlæsgən/ over /ˈleɪzgən/
Primarch: I'd say /ˈpraɪˌmærk/ because of my Irish accent, but I'm certain the correct British English is /ˈpraɪmɑ:k/. I don't think I've ever heard someone say /ˈpraɪmɑ:ʧ/; that's just bizzare.
Aquila: /ˈakwɪlə/, although Assassin's Creed 3 has me saying /æˈki:lə/.
Leman Russ: I always say /ˈleɪmən rʌs/ though I find the arguments for /ˈli:mən ru:s/ very convincing.
Astartes: I used to think /əˈstɑ:rteɪz/, but tons of YouTube battle reports have convinced me it's /əstɑ:ti:z/.
Arbites: /ˈɑ:bi:teɪz/?
Baal: I always say /bˑɑ:l/ because it sounds a lot more grandiose than /beɪl/, which just reminds me of hay bale.
   
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This is just a huge thread of people making Moises at one another, it would very amusing in real life!
   
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"Astra Militarum" is pronounced as 'The Imperial Guard'


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 Hawky wrote:
"Astra Militarum" is pronounced as 'The Imperial Guard'


tricky pronunciation on this one
   
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 Excommunicatus wrote:
I've always called them Cus-toads. All Latin accents are fake Latin accents.

Res ipsa loquitur.


They're not all fake. A lot of work was put into learning how Romans would pronounce things (which is different than how, say, the Vatican, would do it).

For Roman Latin, it's:

"kus-toe-days"

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