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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #120 on: 27 January 2022, 19:24:49 »
In the further spirit of pronouncing gif "zhyfe", I propose calling Lyran "loo-ree" like some messed up Welsh word.  >:D

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #121 on: 27 January 2022, 19:40:31 »
Davion – DAY-vee-un

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #122 on: 27 January 2022, 21:20:30 »
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #123 on: 27 January 2022, 21:24:35 »
Now I need someone  to finally clear up a two decade old mystery from a MWDA dossier:

Pronounce and explain Fetanet Eryaman.

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #124 on: 27 January 2022, 21:29:36 »
N'Buta – nuh-BOO-tuh

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #125 on: 27 January 2022, 22:00:57 »
Now I need someone  to finally clear up a two decade old mystery from a MWDA dossier:

Pronounce and explain Fetanet Eryaman.

It’s Turkish/Arabic.

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What is Fetanet? The word fetanet, which comes to the fore both in terms of religion and in general, means “intelligent mind”, “high intelligence or genius”, “Prophet logic”. The word fetanet, which is frequently used in a sentence, is a word of Arabic origin. It has passed from Arabic to our beautiful Turkish. It is used in different places suitable for the purpose. It can be said both in religious terms and in everyday life in general terms.

Eryaman relates to the sun.
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #126 on: 27 January 2022, 23:22:27 »
Grey Noton

Is it pronounced NO-tahn
or Nah-tahn?

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #127 on: 27 January 2022, 23:29:37 »
Grey Noton

Is it pronounced NO-tahn
or Nah-tahn?
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Seriously, though, I’ve always gone with the former.

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #128 on: 27 January 2022, 23:32:06 »
Shake and bake, Ricky Bobby!

Seriously, though, I’ve always gone with the former.

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #129 on: 27 January 2022, 23:42:15 »
It's an alternate spelling of Naughton, so I think it's pronounced the same way.

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #130 on: 27 January 2022, 23:56:26 »
Of course.  That's sound.

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #131 on: 28 January 2022, 10:13:41 »
Because my purple birds aren't getting a lot of mentions:

Oriente -- do you pronounce the "e" on the end?  I don't, there's no accent.
Atreus -- I say AT-tree-us.  I've also heard uh-TRAY-us.
Marik -- MAR-ik or MARE-ik?  The latter for me.
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #132 on: 28 January 2022, 10:19:22 »
Because my purple birds aren't getting a lot of mentions:

Oriente -- do you pronounce the "e" on the end?  I don't, there's no accent.
Atreus -- I say AT-tree-us.  I've also heard uh-TRAY-us.
Marik -- MAR-ik or MARE-ik?  The latter for me.

I pronounce it as though there's no E but I've never been sure

Uh-TRAY-us

MARE-ik (supported I think by their foes referring to them as "Marys" in some fiction), although maybe the ending was supposed to be "eek"?

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #133 on: 28 January 2022, 10:29:46 »
I pronounce Oriente with the e, similar to East in Spanish.

Atreus is Greek, so I pronounce it Ah-true-i.
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #134 on: 28 January 2022, 10:39:18 »
My Oxford-trained mythology professor pronounced it A - tree-us.  With a long A

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #135 on: 28 January 2022, 11:18:33 »
Day-vee-un is how I pronounced it when I was first introduced to the IP as a youth but then I decided that was wrong and trained myself to say Dah-vee-un instead.  :-\
I've been moving into this camp, too. However, saying House DAH-vee-un seems fine, but DAY-vee-un Guards still sounds more natural than DAH-vee-un Guards for some reason...  ???

I pronounce Oriente with the e, similar to East in Spanish.
This is how I've always pronounced it, too.

My Oxford-trained mythology professor pronounced it A - tree-us.  With a long A
And this is how I've always pronounced Atreus, too.
Though it looks like AY-troos is also correct: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atreus#:~:text=In%20Greek%20mythology%2C%20Atreus%20(%2F,known%20as%20Atreidai%20or%20Atreidae.

 

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #136 on: 28 January 2022, 11:37:58 »
Not that it matters as it isn’t the official pronunciation, but I say Davion with an ă like apple or dad, not broad like ɑː in father.
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #137 on: 28 January 2022, 12:05:36 »
Because my purple birds aren't getting a lot of mentions:

Oriente -- do you pronounce the "e" on the end?  I don't, there's no accent.
Atreus -- I say AT-tree-us.  I've also heard uh-TRAY-us.
Marik -- MAR-ik or MARE-ik?  The latter for me.

I pronounce the trailing e, though when I was in high school, I left it off but accented the last syllable. Otherwise, it's just Orient, and I can't figure why they'd name their world "East".
I use the American pronunciation: ay·tree·uhss
The latter. I'd been playing for many years before I first heard it pronounced MAR-ik.


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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #138 on: 28 January 2022, 12:15:30 »
I don’t know what the trailing e is for in Oriente if not to make a sound, so I pronounce it; “Orient-E”  (or “Orien-tea” if you prefer).  Then again, I speak English and fully realize how many silent letters we have.  But if it was pronounced “Orient”, then they should spell it “Orient”.   :P


Ay-tree-us.  But I have no idea if that’s right.  Now that I’m thinking about it, I suppose “At-ree-us” or “At-tree-us” would be just as valid.


Mare-ick.  Because that’s what it looks like to me.  The above-mentioned us of “Marys” for Marik-loyal forces seems to play into that as well.
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #139 on: 28 January 2022, 12:34:19 »
I pronounce the trailing e, though when I was in high school, I left it off but accented the last syllable. Otherwise, it's just Orient, and I can't figure why they'd name their world "East".
I use the American pronunciation: ay·tree·uhss
The latter. I'd been playing for many years before I first heard it pronounced MAR-ik.

I think the American West version of English definitely has it's own patterns and accents, but I've always pronounced:

Orient.  No E, accent on the ENT instead of the Or
Ay Tree us
Mar-ik  Sounds like Far-ick. But Mar-ick

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #140 on: 28 January 2022, 12:52:08 »
Grey Noton

Is it pronounced NO-tahn
or Nah-tahn?

Later is a more Celtic pronounciation, wife found out her surname traced to Naughton (phonetically the same as last) and we wandered through that area.  And I Swift beat me to it- for those interested it is prominent in the center western part of Ireland.
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #141 on: 28 January 2022, 14:37:35 »
Because my purple birds aren't getting a lot of mentions:

Oriente -- do you pronounce the "e" on the end?  I don't, there's no accent.
Atreus -- I say AT-tree-us.  I've also heard uh-TRAY-us.
Marik -- MAR-ik or MARE-ik?  The latter for me.

The accent thing only applies to French.  Spanish and Italian both spell it this way (no accent marks) and pronounce the final e.  I say it as if it were Spanish: or-YEN-teh
I've heard people who know a lot of Greek mythology say A-tree-us.

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #142 on: 28 January 2022, 14:44:50 »
or-YEN-teh
That's very close to the official pronunciation, but I may snag this as this phoneticization probably gets the desired result easier. (But there's the added note to optionally roll the r.)
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #143 on: 28 January 2022, 14:49:37 »
I can't think of any word beginning with MAR- that is pronounced "Mare", except for mare itself and proper names like Mary. There's words like march and margarita, then there's others like marry and marinate, but I don't know any other "mare" words to use as precedents. I go with MAHR-ik as in march, rather than MAR-ik as in marry.

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #144 on: 28 January 2022, 14:58:14 »
That's very close to the official pronunciation, but I may snag this as this phoneticization probably gets the desired result easier. (But there's the added note to optionally roll the r.)

Or-e-EN'-tay for me.

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #145 on: 28 January 2022, 15:04:57 »
I can't think of any word beginning with MAR- that is pronounced "Mare", except for mare itself and proper names like Mary. There's words like march and margarita, then there's others like marry and marinate, but I don't know any other "mare" words to use as precedents. I go with MAHR-ik as in march, rather than MAR-ik as in marry.

Off the top of my head:

Maritime
Marathon
Mariner
Marigold
Marital
Marijuana
Mariposa
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #146 on: 28 January 2022, 15:40:10 »
I go with MAHR-ik as in march, rather than MAR-ik as in marry.

That seems closest the pronunciation in any of the central or southeastern European languages spoken in the area where the family originated.
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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #147 on: 28 January 2022, 16:09:32 »
This thread is at once awesome and unintentionally hilarious. 

Now, Republic Latin time...

Fides Defenders ----> FY-dez?
Principes Guards ----> Prihn-seh-pes?

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Re: Official Battletech Pronunciation Thread
« Reply #148 on: 28 January 2022, 16:17:26 »
On a tangent, I wonder how far Republic Latin is from Marian Latin.
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« Reply #149 on: 28 January 2022, 16:17:47 »
How did I quote myself? Hmm. Getting old, I guess.

Fides: Long I, long E. Some might go with long E, long E, though, or even long E, short i (fee-diss).

Principes: like principle, but with a long E at the end. prints-ih-pees

 

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