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Tricky game titles

Post by van » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:11 pm

in print and online, titles are always simple. But when talking about games, some can be very frustrating and cause heated debates.

For instance, is Y's pronounced "why's" or "ease"?

Another one that gives me a headache is Phalanx

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Post by Vyothric » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:25 pm

I'm pretty sure Phalanx is "fay-lanks".
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Post by nakamura » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:28 pm

Y's is more like Isu in Japanese but we tend to say it like 'yease' or something.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:33 pm

Ikaruga is the one that bothers me.

I'm pretty sure in Japanese its pronounced so that all parts of it are even, so its something like ih-ka-roo-gah.

Almost everyone I've heard say it (mostly in shops, but also one or two friends) pronounces it icka-rooga. That just sounds wrong to me.

Phalanx has a well known pronounciation so I'm surprised to see that here. Watch some documentaries on Roman Legions or the like and you'll get it.
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Post by LAIS » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:38 pm

Xenoblade Chronicles.

Is it Zee-noblade or Zeh-noblade?

I think it's the former, but I always go with the latter whilst talking about it.

Not so much a title, but the names of several PS1 Final Fantasy characters caught me out after seeing them verbalised - like Tifa (Tee-fa or Tih-fa) I always assumed Yuffie was "Yuh-fee", not "You-fee", and Cid was always "Kid" in my head, not "Sid"...

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Post by Vyothric » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:45 pm

look at it sideways wrote:Xenoblade Chronicles.

Is it Zee-noblade or Zeh-noblade
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Post by Budly Moore » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:48 pm

Deus EX seems to catch a lot of people out, Day-us not juice.
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Post by nakamura » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:52 pm

look at it sideways wrote:Xenoblade Chronicles.

Is it Zee-noblade or Zeh-noblade?

I think it's the former, but I always go with the latter whilst talking about it.

Not so much a title, but the names of several PS1 Final Fantasy characters caught me out after seeing them verbalised - like Tifa (Tee-fa or Tih-fa) I always assumed Yuffie was "Yuh-fee", not "You-fee", and Cid was always "Kid" in my head, not "Sid"...
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:57 pm

look at it sideways wrote:Xenoblade Chronicles.

Is it Zee-noblade or Zeh-noblade?
Neither, it's Zeenoh-Blade ;)
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Post by LAIS » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:07 pm

Well, since my first one has sparked so much disagreement, I'm expecting (naive?) this one will unite people more. Tombi. I always called it Tom-bee. However, the other day one of my friends said "Do you remember that game that used to be on demo 1 - Toom-by?"

And from there various other pronounciations came out. Never thought there'd be any disagreement at all on that name, but there you go. What do you lot go with as far as that title goes?

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Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:15 pm

^ Your friend is an idiot.

Here's mine:
Panzer Dragoon - do you go with the flow and pronounce the "Z" as such, or do you stick with the series' Teutonic influences and pronounce it "pant-sair"?

Although the number of people who think it's Dragon, not Dragoon is stupefying.

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Post by Rinoa » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:45 pm

I really annoy myself with "inFAMOUS". I keep seeing it as two words so instead of actually pronouncing it as "infamous" I keep accidentally calling it "in famous". Meh.

I also find some of the Final Fantasy XI place names really hard to pronounce. Can be a bit embarrassing when you're talking to fellow players on Skype :lol:
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Post by Morkin » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:47 pm

Ico

I pronounce it eye-co whereas others say ee-co. :?

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Post by crusto » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:54 pm

Kenseiden on the SMS.

Is it ken si den or ken say den? Ive always thought it was the first one.
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Post by theantmeister » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:54 pm

Rinoa wrote:I really annoy myself with "inFAMOUS". I keep seeing it as two words so instead of actually pronouncing it as "infamous" I keep accidentally calling it "in famous". Meh.
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