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    Post by PlasticandRage Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:58 pm

    So, as the thread title says, I thought it'd be fun if we all posted how each of us pronounce, or I guess pronounced, the names of characters in the game, considering now that there are a good amount of generally agreed on 'correct' pronunciations. So spell out whatever of the names you'd like phonetically to illustrate your own pronunciations. Just to be clear, this is not a thread for correcting each other on how to pronounce these names. More just meant to be a fun illustration of our collective pronunciation incompetence.

    I'll start:

    Up until recently, when I realized Solaire states his own name when he introduces himself to you, I pronounced his name: so-LA-ray

    I also definitely pronounce Ornstein as Ornst-een, as opposed to Ornst-eyen, which I've heard is supposedly most correct. I can't help it. I grew up in a very Jewish neighborhood, where most names ended in stein pronounced steen. So that's how it's going to be.

    I also pronounce Lautrec- Law-trek, with a slight roll of the R, because that's the proper pronunciation of the famous artist by the same name, who I believe inspired the naming of the character.


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    Post by The Letter X Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:07 pm

    I also pronounce Ornstein, Ornsteen. I also like to butcher Smough and Gough's names by using the long "O" sound of go.
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    Post by reim0027 Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:21 pm

    I pronounce Solaire as "Sole-Air"
    Lautrec = "Law-Treck"
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    Post by Tolvo Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:25 pm

    But wait...Some of these characters have their names said in game.

    What's wrong with you people! You're all insane!

    It's a mad house!
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    Post by PlasticandRage Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:35 pm

    reim0027 wrote:I pronounce Solaire as "Sole-Air"

    I'm pretty sure that's how he says it also. I didn't realize it until recently, because after my first couple playthroughs I've generally just skipped through all the dialogue.
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    Post by Abiathar82 Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:48 pm

    Ok here goes

    Ornstein = Or-N-Steen

    Smough = Sm-O , long O

    Gough = Go , again long O

    Solaire = Soul - air

    Artorias = AR - TOR - EE - is

    Quelaag = Q-LAG? there are like 10 F-ing vowels in this word......

    Lautrec = Law-Trek , Like star Trek

    Lost Izalith = Lost Is-ah-Lith or is it I-zah-lith?

    Tolvo = Toll-Voe? :shock:
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    Post by reim0027 Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:54 pm

    Quelaag = Quay-Log
    Artorias = ar-TORE-e-us
    Lost Izalith = Lost-I-zah-lith
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    Post by PlasticandRage Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:06 pm

    I pronounce Lost Izalith as "ee-zah-LEETH"

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    Tolvo = Toll-Voe? :shock:

    Tolvo = TALL-vo. Like Lando, but with less Billy D
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    Post by The Letter X Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:18 pm

    Ee-zuh-lith = Izalith

    Tole-voe = Tolvo

    Kwee-lag = Queelag
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    Post by PlasticandRage Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:21 pm

    Berenike = bairon-eek-ay, although now that I think about it nike could be a reference to the Greek nike, which I think is pronounced like the shoe.
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    Post by Tolvo Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:43 pm

    Only those on skype will have verification of how to spell it. 🤡

    EDIT: What am I a *** idiot? PRONOUCNE!
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    Post by Abiathar82 Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:58 am

    Siegmeyer of Catarina = Seeg-My-Er of Cat-ah-ree-nah

    Gwyn = G-wine

    Nah I am just fu(k!n with yah on the last one.
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    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:22 am

    silver knight "sil-ver kin-ig-it" what can i say monty python and the holy grail was a favorite of mine when i was learning most of my words. oddly enough i still say black knight correctly....
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    Post by Abiathar82 Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:27 am

    Lol , love that movie. "Come back you yellow bastard , I'll bite your legs off!"
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    Post by BIG TIME MASTER Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:10 am

    PlasticandRage wrote:Berenike = bairon-eek-ay, although now that I think about it nike could be a reference to the Greek nike, which I think is pronounced like the shoe.

    Nike in Greek is how you have pronounced it. Nigh-kee, as in the shoe company, is for English only.
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    Post by lalliman Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:45 am

    Hey you actually posted this like you said someone should ;D

    for me Smough = 'Smog' but at first i pronounced Gough as 'Gaug'
    I don't know why, it doesn't even feel natural to say it like that. I quickly changed to calling him 'Gog'.

    Quelaag = Kwaylahg for me, i don't think anyone's mentioned that pronunciation yet.

    Solaire = Sole-air
    I'm not sure how Plastic managed to pronounce it as So-la-ray silly

    Ornstein = Orn-steyen
    Artorias = Ar-tor-ee-us
    Izalith = I-zah-lith

    And how else would one pronounce Lautrec if not Law-trek?

    edit: wait why are we mentioning how to pronounce Izalith? It's said in the intro video!
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    Post by PlasticandRage Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:17 pm

    lalliman wrote:
    And how else would one pronounce Lautrec if not Law-trek?

    I saw a series of videos where a guy called him Lew-ter-ik
    Clearly that's not right, but its different alright
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    Post by EeAyEss Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:35 pm

    Here I go:
    (the apostrophes represent accents on the syllable, i.e. beta- be'-tah)

    Artorias- Ahr-tohr'-ree-us
    Solaire- Sohl-air'
    Berenike- Beh-reh-neek'
    Lautrec- Lah'-trek
    Izalith- Eye'-zah-lith
    Ornstein- Ohrn'-steen
    Smough- Smog'
    Gough- Gog.... wtf? I say "Go" now.

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    Post by aceluby Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:46 pm

    The Letter X wrote:Ee-zuh-lith = Izalith

    Tole-voe = Tolvo

    Kwee-lag = Queelag

    It's actually Kway-log, her sister the firekeeper says it w/ the witches ring.
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    Post by lalliman Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:57 pm

    EeAyEss wrote:
    Lautrec- Lah'-trek
    Izalith- Eye'-zah-lith

    Joseph Ducreux here is answering the question i myself asked earlier: there are in fact different ways to pronounce Lautrec other than Law-trek.

    Eye-zah-lith is also how i and i think several people pronounce it. However if you listen to the intro video i think you can hear it's actually with a short i.

    Edit: scrape that second part, the intro says eye-zah-lith silly
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    Post by PlasticandRage Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:13 pm

    lalliman wrote:
    EeAyEss wrote:
    Lautrec- Lah'-trek
    Izalith- Eye'-zah-lith

    Joseph Ducreux here is answering the question i myself asked earlier: there are in fact different ways to pronounce Lautrec other than Law-trek.

    Eye-zah-lith is also how i and i think several people pronounce it. However if you listen to the intro video i think you can hear it's actually with a short i.

    Edit: scrape that second part, the intro says eye-zah-lith silly

    Eingyi actually says it at one point in his dialogue too, and I'm pretty sure that's how he says it too, but that's not going to change the way I hear it in my head.

    BTW Eingyi = eye-in-GEE
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    Post by Tolvo Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:19 pm

    Ornstein - Franke-Lin Mun-azz

    Gwyn - Cap-comm

    Seath - Seat

    Sif - Cleaning

    Hollow - Adjective:
    Having a hole or empty space inside.
    Noun:
    A hole or depression in something.
    Verb:
    Form by making a hole.
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    Post by lalliman Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:45 pm

    PlasticandRage wrote:BTW Eingyi = eye-in-GEE
    ^ How could we have forgotten one of the weirdest names in the game!
    I pronounce his name as Eyen-gee, which is almost the same silly
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    Post by PlasticandRage Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:31 pm

    lalliman wrote:
    PlasticandRage wrote:BTW Eingyi = eye-in-GEE
    ^ How could we have forgotten one of the weirdest names in the game!
    I pronounce his name as Eyen-gee, which is almost the same silly

    There's Inward too, which I pronounce ING-vard
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    Post by Abiathar82 Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:26 pm

    Eingyi = Eye-in-guy ? :?: :|

    Ialliman = Eye-leh-man :shock:

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