Welcome to Librarium Online!
May be a silly question, but how is the orkish warcry of "Waaagh!" pronounced?
My wife asked me the other night and I really couldn't answer her. I always assumed that it was pronounced with the "g" sound on the end, but she pointed out that if you pronounced it with a silent "gh" (as in though or thought), you would get a war cry that sounded much more like the word "war" minus the "arrr" sound.
In the end we settled on the fact that a discussion of the semantics of a fictional race was not the best use of time (ie I needed to do the dishes) and it has now sat for three days.
Since it is still on my mind however, I figured I would toss it out to you guys.
At our store, we always pronounce it with a "g" sound at the end.
"Waaaa". But I think it's supposed to be "Waaaar!"
I always prounced it waaaaaaaaa, silent gh. But I know people who think its prounced with the gh. I prefer the silent one myself, as i think it sounds more like someone would shout in the middle of a charge.
My Blog: http://thepaintingpauper.blogspot.com
CMoN Gallery: http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/paintingpauper
ive always thought it was pronounced Waaaaaa....kind of like great big green babies
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
It may be me, but the guys at GW don't seem sophisticated enough to throw a "silent" -gh on the end of a warshout. I think they meant it to be pronounced as a hard G. Otherwise, they probably would have spelled it WAAAAH! or something similar. Orks are probably gutteral, and a hard G is probably closer to how it would sound, i think....
Now what if it's an "f" sound as in "enough"?! :p
lol...hadn't thought of thatOriginally Posted by Grotstompa
i always pronounced it with the hard G, but i could easily be wrong. I think the hard G sounds better, less like crying and more like a warcry.
WEll its actually the german word for war give you some background history on those second edition stormboyz and it is pronounced with the gh.WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!(I'll put a waagh out on all of you who are dumb enough to argue about such a trivial topic)
"I iz more cunning than a Grot an' more killy dan a dread".
argue? who's arguing? we're simply discussing it.....with chopppas raised and attack squig loosed
Last edited by trollzwei; September 11th, 2005 at 02:36.