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My dad argues that is sounds the same as the American version; sounding like DEE-mun. I'm of the belief that it's pronounced like DAY-mun.
So I decided to consult actual Brits, for whom this is actually their language. How does one pronounce it?
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I'm Canadian and I pronounce it as DAY-MUN, although most people I know, especially newer people pronounce it DEE-MUN.
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I pronounce it DEE-mun. 'DAY-mun' is definitely wrong in my opinion.
I live in Denmark but am half English, and I see the spelling as being a Latin-ized version of Demon (just to make it look cooler).
In Danish, 'Demon' is spelt 'Dæmon' and pronounced 'deh-MON'.
However, if we are to go by ancient Latin pronounciation of the word (assuming it's a Latin word-play, which wouldn't be unusual for GW), then 'Daemon' would be pronounced 'DAI-mon' (like 'diamond' almost).
This is also true for the name 'Caesar'. The English pronounciation is 'SEE-zar', whereas his name was actually pronounced 'KAI-sar' (giving birth to the German 'Kaiser' (Emperor) and the Russian 'Tzar'.
Anyhoo... I pronounce it 'DEE-mun'.
I believe anyway you say it, your saying it correct in some language or some dialect. Ill freely mix my pronuonciation of it to diliberatly confuse my opponents.
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When i started playing, for some reason i pronounced it day-mon. Years later i looked at it and thought "why am i saying it like that?".
I've pronounced it dee-mon ever since. tbh i believe both ways are acceptable.
The real question is, how does one pronounce Tzeentch?
I've been saying Tseench forever, but i've overheard tseh-nch at my local GW more than a few times...
Daemon is from the Greek Daimon. I pronounce it 'Day-mon' which is more phonetic than saying 'Dee-mon' which sounds like the Demon which is the from Judaism / Christianity.
As for Tzeentch, I go with 'Zeen-tch' keeping the 'T' silent as in 'Tzar', and the 'tch' as in watch.
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Well... Daemon and Demon... I always though it was spelled Demon before I started playing 40k, I still say it that way.
I'm Canadian and I'm in for Day-mon. I'm not super religious, but I don't like to think of these as Demons. But remember the old ditty "you say Tomato and I'll say Tomato (Tomahto)". Either way you say it, your enemies will fear you.