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So for Erdrick, it's either 'Urr"drick or 'Air'drick. I've always said it the first way.

I say the latter.
"The latter" doesn't even sound close to the pronunciation of Erdrick.
Doesn't matter. I've heard both.
At least someone gets that it doesn't really matter.
Anyone can see.

 

Won't you be my destiny?

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LOL, no it really doesn't matter.  Air drick fits well as a Queen's English pronunciation, while Ur drick fits better as an American English.

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I've always pronounced the "Er" in Erdrick the way I would pronounce it in Erick. Nobody says "Urrick", so why would they say "Urrdrick"?

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So for Erdrick, it's either 'Urr"drick or 'Air'drick. I've always said it the first way.

I say the latter.
My former twinsie, the user of the same name without the magical avatar, and I pronounce Erdrick the same way.
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So for Erdrick, it's either 'Urr"drick or 'Air'drick. I've always said it the first way.

I say the latter.
My former twinsie, the user of the same name without the magical avatar, and I pronounce Erdrick the same way.

Applejack does not approve of you denouncing your twinsie....ya'll.

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Tantagel: tan tay gall

Alefgard: ah leff guard

Rimuldar:rih mull darr

Hargon: harr gahn

Aliahan: uh lie uh han (like hand, but no d)

Baramos: bear uh mos (like most, no t)

Zoma: Zoh Mah

Romaly: Roh mah lee

Ramia: Ray me uh or Rah me uh

Gabo:gah boh

Liamland: lee em land (l + and)

Yggdrasil: Igg drah sill

Torneko: Tor Neek oh

Psaro: puh (short 'uh' sound) sah roh

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Woah woah woah. Where did Tor (rhymes with Thor) Neck- Oh. Come from? I thought we were talking about Air Drick.

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Here's a new set of words / names to go on in case anyone wants to keep this rolling:

 

Zenithia

Marquis De Leon

Aamon

Gigaslash

Spiegelspire

Count Uptaten

Wyrtle

Golem

Barbatos

Bishop Ladja

Woodus

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Woodus I believe is pronounced like food-us but with a "W" where the "f" is. (I remember him explaining it before.)

 

Other than Erdrick, a name I have personal attachment to, and therefore will argue it should be pronounced my way even if official sources come out and say otherwise, I can't speak much for names that are very different from their Japanese counterparts. I can explain names that are more or less the same in Japanese as in English because Japanese is a very phonetic language - outside of Kanji, words are written exactly as they are pronounced. For example, growing up, I thought Torneko was Tore-knee-co, but having read it in Japanese by this point, I can confirm it should be pronounced Tore-Neck-oh. (Just try not to tear anything while saying it, lol)

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Zeh-nith(rhymes with myth)-E-uh

Mar-Key-Day-Lay-own

Aah(like a sheep, sans the B)-Mun

Gig(rhymes with pig)-uh-Slash (also, hard G, the guh, one.)

Speagle(rhymes with beagle)Spy-err

Count Up-Tay-ton

Whir(Like Whirl)-tull

Gah-lem

Bar-Bay-toes

Bih-shup- La-juh

Would-dis

Edited by Jay the Hawkhart Ace
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Zenithia (zen-ee-thee-ah)

Marquis De Leon (marr-key de lee-yon)

Aamon (ahh-mon)

Gigaslash (gih-gah slash)

Spiegelspire (spee-guhl spire)

Count Uptaten (count up to ten!)

Wyrtle (whirr-tall)

Golem (goe-luhm)

Barbatos (barr-bah-toss)

Bishop Ladja (lad-yah)

Woodus (would us)

 

I'd also like to throw "Orgodemir" into the mix.

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ha ha, wow interesting results already.  First, I have to say that I found it very odd when I would meet up with people and they would call me King Zen-(rhymes with den)-ith.  I have always pronounced it Zee-Nith.  I had to look up a pronunciation guide and it seems like Zen-ith is a more British-English way of saying it, while Zee-nith is a more American English way of saying it.  How about that.

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LOL, sorry Liam, I was 10 at the time.

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So for Erdrick, it's either 'Urr"drick or 'Air'drick. I've always said it the first way.

I say the latter.

"The latter" doesn't even sound close to the pronunciation of Erdrick.

 

 

That's how it would have been pronounced if he were a Tolkien character.

 

For the longest time in the early days of Dragon Warrior, people used to mispronounce the name as "Edrick."  I guess that's like all the early Metroid fans who used to love playing as the character Sheamus.

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Zenithia - Zee Nith

Marquis De Leon - Mar Key Day Lay Own

Aamon - Ey Monn

Gigaslash - Gig uh Slash

Spiegelspire - Spee gull spire

Count Uptaten - count up tay ten (even though I know it should be Up tuh ten)

Wyrtle - Whirr Tll (rhymes with turtle)

Golem - Go lem

Barbatos - Bar Bah Tos

Bishop Ladja - Bishop Lad juh

Woodus - Woo Duss

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Gotta add a couple more, but this is really fun to see the different pronunciations.

 

Samigina

Orgodemir (for Varin)

 

For me, I hate the name Samigina, because I can't say it without thinking Vagina.  Incidentally, that's a key to how I pronounce it:

 

Sam - eh - gina  (with gina, being like the word I just mentioned)

ore-god-eh-meer

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Zenithia  >>>  Ze - kni (as in knit) - thei (as in theism) - a

Marquis De Leon >>>  Mar - key - de - Lee - Own

Aamon >>>  Ah - mon

Gigaslash >>>  Giga (as in gigas) - slash

Spiegelspire >>>  Spee - gull - spire

Count Uptaten >>>  Count - Up - Tay - Ten

Wyrtle >>>  Were - tull

Golem >>>  Go - lem, but sometimes Gall - lem

Barbatos >>>  Bar - BAH - toas (as in toast)

Bishop Ladja >>>  Bi (as in bit) - shup - Laa - duh - ja

Woodus >>>  Woo (as in the sound a ghost makes) - dus (as in dust or dusk)

 

Yggdrasil >>>  Ig - Dra - Sill
Torneko >>>  Tore - neck - oh

Psaro >>>  Sorrow


Samigina >>>  Saa - mi - gee - na

Orgodemir >>>  Or - go - deh - meer


 

LOL, sorry Liam, I was 10 at the time.


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Old people smell...

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Zenithia: ze 'nē ,thē ə

Zenithian: (first three syllables) en

Zenith: 'zē nith

Marquis De Leon: mär 'kÄ“ dÄ 'lÄ“ än (but I understand it should be lÄ)

Aamon: É™ 'män

Gigaslash: 'gi gÉ™ slash

Spiegelspire: 'spÄ“ gel ,spÄ« É™r

Count Uptaten: kau̇nt ,É™p 'tÄ ten

Wyrtle: 'wər ,təl (like "turtle")

Golem: 'gÅ lem

Barbatos: bär 'bÄ tÅs

(Bishop) Ladja: (bi shəp) 'lä ,jə

Woodus: 'wü ,dəs

Orgodemir: È¯r 'gä ,de mÄ“r

Samigina: sa 'mē ,gē na

 

If you feel so inclined to make sense of this mess, here you go.

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(Seriously though, I pronounce Gabo like Gah - boh)

 

Zenithia- Zih - nith - ee - uh

Marquis De Leon- Mar - kay de Lay - on (Leon pronounced with a silent N, as it is pronounced in French)

Aamon- Ah - mon

Gigaslash- Gih - guh Slash

Spiegelspire- Spyeh - gel - spy - er

Count Uptaten- Count Up - tay - tin

Wyrtle- Wurt - el

Golem- Goh - lum

Barbatos- Bar - bah - toas (Toas is pronounced like toast without the T)

Bishop Ladja- Bih - ship Lah - jah

Woodus- Wood - iss

 

Samigina- Sam - ih - gee - nuh

Orgodemir- Or - goh - dim - eer

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Zenithia - Zen-e-the-a

Marquis De Leon - Mar-kees-de-lee-on

Aamon - A-mon

Gigaslash - gig-a-slash

Spiegelspire - Spe-gul-spire

Count Uptaten - Count -Up-ta-ten (I JUST GOT THIS PUN)

Wyrtle - Wur-Tul

Golem - Go-lum

Barbatos - Bar-bae-tos

Bishop Ladja - Bishop Lad-Jah

Woodus - Woo-dus

 

I think Woodus said in another thread how it's pronounced.

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Nice.  I am surprised at how many people pronounce Bishop Ladja with a juh or jah sound.  I've always been similar to Varin's interpretation with a Y sound for the J, resulting in:

 

Bih ship Lah Dee Yah

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Samigina

 

Salmon 'gina.

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