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  • #16
    gods: Lytek, Nysela, Ryzala, Sylvi, Tethy, Tylokan, Yesryk, Ystara

    Lie-tek. Nie-sell-a. Rie-zal-la. Sill-vee. Teth-ee. Yes-rick. Is-tar-a

    demons: chrysogona, erymanthus, gilmyne, Calymdos, Euthychia, Ipithymia, Lypothymie

    Chriss-oh-goe-na, air-ee-man-thus, gill-mine, Call-eem-dose, Youth-ee-chee-a, Ip-ith-ee-mee-a, Lie-poth-ee-mee

    Primordials: Cecelyne, Cytherea, Lykkennan

    Sek-el-lee-nee, Sigh-thee-ree-a, Like-kenn-ann

    behemoths: Elysande, Scathra yn Thera

    El-lie-sand-ee, Scath-ra in Ther-a

    the elemental dragon Dyballe

    Die-ball

    the Solar Exalt Tyraeth

    Tie-rae-eth

    Gens Vagyn

    Vag-inn

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    • #17
      How would you pronounce Tya? (as in the women from the west who tatoo and dress like men to be allowed to become sailors)


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      • #18
        TIE-ah. /taɪ-ə/ is how I do it.

        And stuff.


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        • #19
          My pronunciation varies depending on the word. So [yesrik], [sesaleen], and [laitek]. And unfortunately, I don't see an easily derived rule in my pronunciation.


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          • #20
            Since most of those are made up words or inspired by languages other than English, I pronounce the "y" as "ee", which is how it is read in Spanish in the very rare words that use it. In fact I pronounce all those words with Spanish phonetics, I don't omit any sound so I think theey should sound very strange to most people.


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            • #21
              Well: Ü

              - I am from Köln

              Last edited by Colognian; 12-29-2016, 12:53 PM.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by ElfSpeaker View Post
                My pronunciation varies depending on the word. So [yesrik], [sesaleen], and [laitek]. And unfortunately, I don't see an easily derived rule in my pronunciation.
                I am seeing patterns both in individual answers, and overall for the names that have had several answers. (Even aside from players who use the same vowel in all these words.) But if I said what patterns I see then it might influence peoples' responses

                Is anyone else willing to answer? I finally managed to edit the OP to include all the names I wanted to ask about.
                Last edited by Erinys; 01-04-2017, 06:44 PM.


                She/Her. I am literal-minded and write literally. If I don't say something explicitly, please never assume I implied it. The only exception is if I try to make a joke.
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                • #23
                  gods: Lytek, Nysela, Ryzala, Sylvi, Tethys, Tylokan, Yesryk, Ystara
                  demons: chrysogona, erymanthus, gilmyne, Calymdos, Euthychia, Ipithymia, Lypothymie
                  Primordials: Cecelyne, Cytherea, Lykkennan
                  behemoths: Elysande, Scathra yn Thera
                  the elemental dragon Dyballe
                  the Solar Exalt Tyraeth
                  Gens Vagyn
                  Gods: LIE-tek, Nih-SAY-la, Rih-ZA-la, SILL-vee, TE-this, TILL-oh-kahn, YEZ-rick, IH-sta-ra
                  Demons: Cri-SOG-o-na, er-ih-MAN-thus, GILL-meen, ca-LIM-doss, you-THICK-i-a, ip-ih-THIM-i-a, lip-o-THIM-i-ay
                  Primordials: KECK-eh-line, KITH-er-ey-a, LICK-en-an
                  Behemoths: el-ih-SAN-de, SCATH-ra een THER-a
                  di-BALL-eh
                  tih-RAY-eth
                  VAH-gin

                  I may be weird, especially with the hard K sounds I put into the first two listed Primordials, but eh!

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                  • #24
                    Fun fact, it wasn't until the 3e core that I realized I've been pronouncing Sidereals wrong since their 1e splatbook came out.

                    Always said the first part like Sydney, rather than Cider.

                    So I hope they keep putting phonetic translations in the lexicons of future books.

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                    • #25
                      Man, you Germanic language speakers with your front rounded vowels and your mid-centralized unstressed vowels. *shakes head*

                      *is a monolingual English speaker*
                      *has no real idea what languages half of you speak*

                      Originally posted by BadassOverlord View Post
                      How would you pronounce Tya? (as in the women from the west who tatoo and dress like men to be allowed to become sailors)
                      I pronounce the Y as a consonant in that word.
                      Last edited by Erinys; 01-05-2017, 01:19 AM.


                      She/Her. I am literal-minded and write literally. If I don't say something explicitly, please never assume I implied it. The only exception is if I try to make a joke.
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                      • #26
                        Eh my group is a bunch of southerners so we probably butcher the pronunciation of everything... Everything is either slow & drawn out or so fast that the words literally roll together so much that a entire sentence can sound like a single untranslatable word... I have literally ran into a language barrier in some states because my English is so different sounding.


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                        • #27
                          Here's my take on all of them and pronunciation notes:

                          i is pronounced quick
                          ai is pronounced die or spire
                          ee is pronounced sweet


                          gods: Lytek [Laitek], Nysela, Ryzala [Rizala], Sylvi [Silvee], Tethys [Tethis], Tylokan [Tailokan], Yesryk [Yesrik], Ystara [Eestara]
                          demons: chrysogona [Chrisogona], erymanthus [ereemanthus], gilmyne [Gilmeen], Calymdos [Calimdos], Euthychia [Eutheechia], Ipithymia [Ipitheemia], Lypothymie [Laipotheemie]
                          Primordials: Cecelyne [Ceceleen], Cytherea [Caitherea], Lykkennan [laikennan]
                          behemoths: Elysande [Elisande], Scathra yn Thera [in]
                          the elemental dragon Dyballe [daiball]
                          the Solar Exalt Tyraeth [Tairaeth]
                          Gens Vagyn [Vageen]

                          Huh, I'm both more an less consistent than I thought. Leading consonant + y is usually ai, most cases are i, and I'm using the silent e rule for ee.


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                          • #28
                            Yep, the pattern I see with apparent first-language English-speakers more-or-less matches what Wikipedia says about pronouncing "y" in English. It's usually /ai/ in light syllables (consonant+vowel), especially the first syllable of a word or a stressed syllable, and usually /i/ or /ɪ/ in heavy syllables (C+V+C, C+C+V, or C+C+V+C) and in the final syllable of a word.

                            Except several of you say /i/ in the Greek and Greek-looking names: Ipithymia, Euthychia, Cytherea, Lypothymie, erymanthus.

                            I may be the only person who says VAG-ine, YES-rike.



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                            Last edited by Erinys; 01-09-2017, 03:29 PM.


                            She/Her. I am literal-minded and write literally. If I don't say something explicitly, please never assume I implied it. The only exception is if I try to make a joke.
                            My point of view may be different from yours but is equally valid.
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