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I was just wondering, how exactly is one meant to pronounce the word "Tyranid"? It may be a dumb question but we had a big argument at my local club about whether it was "TIE-ranids" (tie as in bow-tie) or "TEA-ranids" (tea as in the drink tea). Personally, I say it's "TIE-ranids" mainly because, well, has anybody heard of a Hive TEA-rant? A TEA-rannosaurus Rex?? Alright alright, enough ranting from me, if enough of you prove me wrong then... well, I'm still calling my bugs TIE-ranids, so there! =P
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I think it is Tier-A-Nid...at least that's how we Yanks say it round these parts.
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I pronounce it like the word "tyrant", justwith "-id" instead of "-t"
Yeah, that's exactly what i meant Archon, thanks. I think my explaination may have been a bit weird. Just out of curiosity, where exactly are you guys? I mean, I'm in Australia and it seems the people who call them "TEA-ranids" out number those who call them "TIE-ranids". Even our Gamesworshop staff call them "TEA-ranids". Do other countries call them one thing and other countries something else? Or is it just that we Aussies are all country hicks and are out of the WH40k loop? Haha, it's always fun bagging one's own country...
Well here in Denmark they say TI-ran-inds as in the word ''tick' but being British I've always called them tie-RA-nids...
Now we're at the old pronounciation discussion I'm gonna list other 40K words that people pronounce differently (might as well get them all in one thread)... Let's see how you guys would pronounce them. These are MY PERSONAL viewpoints:
Cadia -> KAY-dee-A
Necrons -> NE-krons (not NEE-krons)
Roboute Guilliman -> ro-BOAT GIL-i-man
Catachan -> KET-a-KAN (This one has always been subject for discussion)
Tzeentch -> ZEENCH
That's all I can think of for now... any others?
I can put this to rest.
The name "Tyranid" is obviously from the word, Tyrant.
Now the normal useage of this word is
If you are a TIE-Rant (Tyrant) you practice (TEA-Ranny) (Tyranny).
So, the process of committing the acts of a Tyrant is TEA ranny.
So therefore, the swarm are the "TEA ranids" , while the leader of them is a TIE rant see? =)
The word "tyranid" could as well originate from tyrant, not necessarily from tyranny. Unless GW publishes an offical statement (a sound file giving an example how Andy Chambers pronounces it ), both versions are viable.
"Tyranid" could also mean "like a tyrant", similar to the way as the (existing) word "tyrannid" refers to "a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni" (dictionary.com)
My evil minions.
Any of the above. And occasionally Tyranids without the long 'I'. Grammatically, I *think* it makes more sense to say it with a short 'I' sound, but I haven't done grammar for a while.