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 Orblivion wrote:
 Frozen Ocean wrote:
How about Tzeentch, or Zoanthrope? I've heard Tuh-zeench, Zeench, Zinch, Zench, and others. Zoanthrope is usually either Zo-an-thrope or Zoan-thrope.

I've never heard anyone get confused by "Git", but I guess that's because I live in the UK. I suppose Primarch could be "Prime-arch", but I've never heard that either.


Personally, I say Zeench, Zo-an-thrope, and actually Prime-arch is the only way I've ever heard it pronounced. I totally agree with you on lasguns too.



I used to pronounce Tzeentch "zeen-tch" but then I had a dream and he told me it was pronounced "zen-tch", he was vioced by Idris Alba. I met khorne too, he was voiced by the late Michael Douglas Clarke.

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Johnnytorrance wrote:
Ok, this may seem silly but I'm curious of how to pronounce some names and words.

Flash Gitz? Or Flash Jitz?

Primark or Primarch?

Ab ah don?
Or
a
Ah bad in?

What other names are hard to pronounce or are pronounced wrong?



From now on, I'm pronouncing Abaddon's name as if it rhymed with Aladdin.

Probably the strangest encounter I've had with mispronunciations was with Tyranids. I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced as anything but "Teer-uh-nids," which is exactly how the games pronounce them (or at least, the three Dawn of War games they've appeared in). I've seen an argument for Tie-ruh-nids (as in, the word "tyrant"), which is totally valid, even if I've never heard anyone pronounce it that way.

Then, one day at my FLGS, someone asked me if anyone played "tih-ran-ids." I told him that I had never heard of them and had to ask him what they were, because I had no idea that he was saying Tyranids.

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 Frozen Ocean wrote:
How about Tzeentch, or Zoanthrope? I've heard Tuh-zeench, Zeench, Zinch, Zench, and others. Zoanthrope is usually either Zo-an-thrope or Zoan-thrope.

I've never heard anyone get confused by "Git", but I guess that's because I live in the UK. I suppose Primarch could be "Prime-arch", but I've never heard that either.


Is it wrong if my pronunciation of Tzeentch varies? I tend to opt for the Zeench style but I've swapped to Zinch and the sorts before.

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Aegis is by far the most commonly mispronounced word I hear from 40k players.


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To all these Teer-anid pronouncers, how much emphasis is put on the first syllable?

95% of the time I hear Tyranids pronounced ti-ruh-nid, like pyramid or tyranny, with very little emphasis on the first and second syllables.

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You know what really bugs me? When my opponent, before they show up at the FLGS smears themselves in peanut butter and then makes blood sacrifices to Ashterai by slitting the throat of three male chickens and then smears the spatter pattern into the peanut butter to engrave sacred symbols into their chest and upper arms.
I have a peanut allergy. It's really inconsiderate.

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I pronounce tyranid like pyramid.

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From what's been coming up in the thread, I pronounce Aquila Ah-kwee-lah, and ever since I read it wrong as a kid Tzeentch only sounds right in my head if I pronounce it Tn-zeech. Got no idea where the N came from, but I cringe whenever I hear people pronounce it differently than me
   
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How are they pronouncing it?

How about 'Chimera?' Heard a lot of variation on that one...

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Most people say Aye-jis.
Kai-mare-ah, kai-meer-ah, both are correct pronunciations.

 Ailaros wrote:
You know what really bugs me? When my opponent, before they show up at the FLGS smears themselves in peanut butter and then makes blood sacrifices to Ashterai by slitting the throat of three male chickens and then smears the spatter pattern into the peanut butter to engrave sacred symbols into their chest and upper arms.
I have a peanut allergy. It's really inconsiderate.

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 Jimsolo wrote:




How are they pronouncing it?

How about 'Chimera?' Heard a lot of variation on that one...


A-jis is how I would pronounce Aegis. As for Chimera I say it Ky-mare-uh.



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Ee-jis is the correct pronunciation, I've never actually heard anyone use it.

 Ailaros wrote:
You know what really bugs me? When my opponent, before they show up at the FLGS smears themselves in peanut butter and then makes blood sacrifices to Ashterai by slitting the throat of three male chickens and then smears the spatter pattern into the peanut butter to engrave sacred symbols into their chest and upper arms.
I have a peanut allergy. It's really inconsiderate.

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One gripe I have is with the Night Lords audio books. The narrator pronounces the character Talos "Tey-los" instead of Tah-loss the latter being how I pronounce it. Apparently thought the internets says I'm wrong.

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And I've always pronounced it Tah-LOS, sort of like the word talon, but with a long O.

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 Orblivion wrote:
 Frozen Ocean wrote:
How about Tzeentch, or Zoanthrope? I've heard Tuh-zeench, Zeench, Zinch, Zench, and others. Zoanthrope is usually either Zo-an-thrope or Zoan-thrope.

I've never heard anyone get confused by "Git", but I guess that's because I live in the UK. I suppose Primarch could be "Prime-arch", but I've never heard that either.


Personally, I say Zeench, Zo-an-thrope, and actually Prime-arch is the only way I've ever heard it pronounced. I totally agree with you on lasguns too.


I usually go with Tzeench so that the T is just barely noticeable, but considering the god's nature it likely finds all of the variable pronunciations one could ever think of as acceptable.


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 StarTrotter wrote:

Is it wrong if my pronunciation of Tzeentch varies? I tend to opt for the Zeench style but I've swapped to Zinch and the sorts before.

Nope, in fact the Changer of Ways should find such rather fitting.

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morpheuschild wrote:
i'm surprised nobody has asked about roboute guilliman (sp?). i've never even tried to say it out loud, but in my head i always hear it as 'gilliman'.


Related to this, up until very recently hearing it said by official sources, I always pronounced his homeworld Macragge as MACK-ridge. I have since corrected myself to mah-CRAG, but I have a soft spot for my old reading. Feels more regal.

As for Tzeentch, I will always pronounce the first T, though rapidly blended into the Z. Just sounds cooler to me!
   
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Abaddon is a named demon and was a character in the TV series "Supernatural".

It is normally pronounced, "Abba Don"

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A couple of useful resources for anyone who want's to share their pronunciations without using ambiguous soo-doh-speh-ling.
   
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I expect things have changed in the 5 years since this thread was last active.
I'm sure there have been these threads every few months since, too.

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 Da-Rock wrote:
Abaddon is a named demon and was a character in the TV series "Supernatural".

It is normally pronounced, "Abba Don"


Now I haven't use hebrew in two years, so I could be wrong, but isn't abbadon just an ancient hebrew word for grave or "hell"?
   
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 TheCustomLime wrote:
Lazzgun versus Laysgun. According to most people the former is correct and according to GW the latter is correct. I prefer the first since it doesn't sound as stupid.



Is it? If so they don't care enough to tell their Warhammer TV presenters. In any case, English is riddled with words which change pronunciation when the root noun is shortened. Take the initialism LASER, for example; since the A stands for "amplification", then why does the A sound change in the initialism? If anything, lasgun with an a sound is getting back to the original!

"Primarch" is pronounced with a hard "k" sound at the end - as with words like autarch, monarch, oligarch, etc. They all come from the same ancient Greek root arkhos (leader).

Abaddon is a Hebrew word - either the "pit" (the place where the dead go) or the angel of destruction. I have no idea how that word should be pronounced, but I usually put the emphasis on the "Ab" syllable. The "official" pronunciation of the lord of the Black Legion, however, is a pun on "a bad 'un" because he is, well, a bad one.

Tzeentch is a single syllable as far as I'm concerned. The "Tz" sound is a little unusual, but not particularly difficult.

Astartes is, of course, pronounced "Space Marine"
   
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Yeah, there's a couple of weird counter-intuitive ones. My favourite is how 'Astra Militarum' is actually pronounced 'Imperial Guard'. And related: 'Militarum Tempestus' is 'Stormtroopers'.

Language is odd.

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Wow. Both informative and entertaining. Thanks, chaps.

So, at the very least, we now know why English is _not_ the language of Diplomacy, eh?
   
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 Azreal13 wrote:
Actually, while I agree on the pronunciation, a 'ze' can invoke a 't' sound. I'm trying desperately to think of an example, but they all escape me right now.

I always pronounce the Tz at the beginning of Tzeentch in the same way as tzatziki.

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A-badd-on (I personally always figured that this was a joke, as in "he's a bad 'un")
Lasgun rhymes with snazz-gun

Slah-nesh? Slann-esh? The Dark Crusade guy pronounces it Slah-a-nesh.

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 Karhedron wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
Actually, while I agree on the pronunciation, a 'ze' can invoke a 't' sound. I'm trying desperately to think of an example, but they all escape me right now.

I always pronounce the Tz at the beginning of Tzeentch in the same way as tzatziki.


Yes, this! A great way to explain the sound.

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 TheCustomLime wrote:
Lazzgun versus Laysgun. According to most people the former is correct and according to GW the latter is correct. I prefer the first since it doesn't sound as stupid.


See, I prefer the latter. Sort of like Autocannon. Both are derivatives of two separate words. However, phonetically, the former is correct. I just cant shake thinking of Lasser Cannon, and it makes me cringe.

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Cali generally says
Tier-a-nid
Zo-ann-thrope
Pry-mark
aye-gis (aye like the Fonz)
Zeen-ch
Ru-boot Guil-e-man (kinda depends on pronunciation of guile)
Abb-a-ddonn
Pry-mare-iss
Kaii-mare-ah
Laz(gun, cannon, talon)
Lee-mann Ru-ssss
kurz (emphasis on the Z)
ahh-sir-yanni
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