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    Pronunciation

    Not sure where this thread belongs, so I put it here.

    How do people pronounce Warhammer-specific words where you live? Here's some examples of what people I know say. (I'll try to render them phonetically.)

    Tzeentch=Zeentch (as opposed to Zintch, Tuh-zintch, or Tuh-zeentch)
    Nurgle=Nur-gul (as opposed to Nur-gal)
    Slaanesh=Slay-nesh (as opposed to Slaw-neesh or Slay-neesh)
    Daemon=Day-mon (as opposed to De-mon)
    Chimera=Kai-mare-uh (as opposed to Chim-air-uh)
    Arbites=Ar-bit-us (as opposed to Ar-bites)

    I'm sure I can think of more, but so can other people. What's your take on those above, or others you think there might be some variation on?


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    I say chim-ear-a! for that one, and daemon is actually I think brittish or something, down here we call it demon, the word daemon is rarely used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omgitsduane View Post
    I say chim-ear-a! for that one, and daemon is actually I think brittish or something, down here we call it demon, the word daemon is rarely used.
    Speak for yourself, buddy. In this part of the world we say daemon. But then, we have traffic lights and other flash stuff that's missing from Tasmania.
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    The actual beast of ancient greek mythology would be pronounced kai-mer-uh. I don't think there even is a ch sound in greek, is there? If a mediocre infantry fighting vehicle of the 41st Millenium is worth of being its namesake or not, I dunno. Maybe we should pronounce it "wrong" =)

    Do UK/NZ folks actually pronounce Daemon as "Daymon"? I always thought it was just a variant spelling. Straight phonetics, it should still be 'Dee-mon' with either spelling, not that those rules mean anything to English speakers anywhere in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey View Post
    Speak for yourself, buddy. In this part of the world we say daemon. But then, we have traffic lights and other flash stuff that's missing from Tasmania.
    um what? I think you got me confused with the other dwayne, I'm from victoria, the mainland, hes from tassie.

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    I'm in the US and we say Day-mon. Dee-mon or Day-mon is acceptable according to the dictionary. (I've checked on that one.)

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    I think that 'daemon' is basically supposed to be the "ye olde english" style of saying it, as opposed to the more modern, straightforward 'demon'... They're the same thing in all practical terms, so it's really just done to fit the overall feel of warhammer.

    Around here, demon is most prevalent, but daemon pops up from time to time as well.
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    A daemon is also a type of program, we call it a Day-mon
    Tzeentch is pronounced differently by each person each time they say it, only right for the lord of change. I like T-zin-tch ot T-zen-ck or T-zenk
    Nurgle is always Nur-gil
    Slaanesh is Slah-nesh or Slah-knee-sh
    Chimera is pronounce Chime-air-ah ususlly, Kai-mer-ah sounds wrong, even if it is right
    Basilisk is often pronounced wrong all the time. Bah-sill-ik usually
    Leman Russ - Lee-man Russ
    Lasgun? Lass-gun, Lass-cannon and Lass-pistol, never laze-gun


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    Who the **** says Ba-sill-ick? That's horrible. As is Chime-air-uh.

    We all say Laze-gun and Laze-cannon. It just sounds weird. I've been told Lazz-gun is correct, but I don't get it. It's not a lazzer, it's a laser!

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    i say deamon and im british, i dont know anyone who says day mon.
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