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There's been some debate about this at the game store lately. For the entire time I've known about them, my 40k-playing family members and I pronounced it "ty-rAn-id", as in Tyrannosaurus. However, everyone else I know calls them "tEEr-a-nid". Who's right? Hopefully I am because my pronunciation is way-cool!
I personally go with teer-a-nid but both are equally acceptable.
the two lines of thinking are pretty much this:
1) From the fluff, Tyranids are named after the world Tyran and most people I've met pronounce that as Teer-an, hence Teer-a-nid
2) A fair number of people believe GW derived the word tyranid from the word tyrant, hence tie-ra-nid or with different emphasis tie-rAn-id.
The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. Bring them understanding of the power of ourselves through our strength and their fear. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all fragments will be smashed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be consumed
I've only ever known people to pronounce it "teer-a-nid".
Tie-ran-id sounds terrible, and as stated is not in line w/ the fluff of being named after Tyran.
Tee-ruh-nids for the win.
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teer-ru-nids, but in holland here often made: "tir-u-nids"
I heard the Ran version once, and it made be laugh actually :rofl
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I always pronounced it tie-ra-nid, like tyrant.
I pronounce it teeranid, although tieranid and as in tyranusaurus makes sense and sounds good as well IMO
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I would think it's pronounced "Oh God, Oh God, it's biting me!"
I always pronounce it TEER-a-nid, but interestingly enough, I thought that the planet (Tyran) made more sense pronounced Tie-ran.
toi be honest i never realized that there were two ways of pronouncing int till i took the time to sound out the spelling. I belive that the way i say it is to devide up the word Tyran and nid. so its tyran-nid. But i don't care how its said.
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