Author Topic: So how do YOU pronounce...  (Read 1971 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ruralvirginian

  • Sergeant
  • *
  • I'm no lord. I've more self-respect than that.
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
So how do YOU pronounce...
« on: June 12, 2013, 07:57:33 PM »
Sometimes I sit back in my chair and just let my mind drift (my wife insists that's my constant state  :shock:.)  In one of those times I realized that the M&B community spans the globe and crosses through many languages.  We all communicate through the Forum and seldom do we every meet or speak one to another.  And with that I began to wonder... how do we all pronounce the various Factions, towns, castles, villages, even the names of the lords and ladies?

For example: the capital of the Kingdom of the Rhodoks is Jelkala. It is a three syllable word. Where do you put the emphasis?  The first syllable: "JEL-ka-la?"  The second: "jel-KAH-la?" The third: je-ka-LAH?" Are the vowels long or short? Or a mixture like "ye-KAH-la?" And is the second syllable "ke" or "kel?" Is the J pronounced like a hard 'g' (as in giraffe) or as a "y"as in "yellow?"

Personnaly I pronounce it "gel-KAL-ah."  How do you pronounce it?

(Lord Michla thinks I spend too much time in Calradia.  That I see things others do not like Jack Pumpkinheads on winged helmets.  Maybe he's right....)
What am I doing tonight? The same thing I do every night... Try to take over Calradia! - the Brain


Barnolo

  • Sergeant
  • *
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 08:28:49 PM »
FUN!

I pronounce it YEL -kah -lah and in my mind that is how the locals pronounce it.

Swadians are likely to say GEL - kah -lah


My trusty surgeon Ymira is called why -MEER - ah,  (even though I think the proper pronunciation would be Ee-MEER -ah)

Conversely the Vaegirs castle Yruma is pronounced in my mind ya-ROO-ma

The Swadian Village Tshibtin has long been shortened to shi-bin with no t sound anywhere and really no accent on either syllable.  Soldiers add a t to the end of the first syllable to mock the poor place.

Huillam

  • Grandmaster Knight
  • *
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Khergit
  • WB
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 09:29:45 PM »
I was asking myself the same question regarding Durquba. Durk'ba! ? Dur-Ku-Bah?
I always spelled GEL - kah - lah but YEL - kah - lah sounds really good.

ruralvirginian

  • Sergeant
  • *
  • I'm no lord. I've more self-respect than that.
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 10:22:50 PM »
I pronounce Durquba as  "dur-KAH-bah"
Ymira as "ee-MEER-ah"
Yruma...would you believe I have always just "Bleep" over it.  hmmm.  Guess I'll go with your pronunciation Barnolo and start calling it 'ya-ROO-ma"
Tshibtin: I go with "t'SHIB-tin" 

Dhirim is "DEER-im"
Alayen: "AL-a-yen"
Bariyye:  ????????
What am I doing tonight? The same thing I do every night... Try to take over Calradia! - the Brain


Barnolo

  • Sergeant
  • *
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 10:47:42 PM »
I do Dhirim the same way.

Barriyye:  I say bar- ee -YAY

schmidy

  • Squire
  • *
  • You have my Sword
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Vaegir
  • MP nick: Schmidy
  • WB
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 11:23:05 PM »
Jelkala - GEL-ka-la
Ymira - Ree-ma
Yruma - Ru-ma although ya-ROO-ma sounds right :P @Barnolo
« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 07:04:01 PM by schmidy »

ruralvirginian

  • Sergeant
  • *
  • I'm no lord. I've more self-respect than that.
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 03:19:45 AM »
I do Dhirim the same way.

Barriyye:  I say bar- ee -YAY

You know Barnolo, the more I look at it from a phoentic stand point I would say you are almost correct - the double rr would imply there is a syllable break between the two - so that you will pronounce both 'r's - so I will say bar-REE-yay (I have a tendency to emphasize on the 2d syllable).

What am I doing tonight? The same thing I do every night... Try to take over Calradia! - the Brain


Lord Michlo

  • Veteran
  • *
  • Silverstag Team
    • View Profile
    • Walker's Web
  • Faction: Neutral
  • M&BWBWF&SNW
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 05:42:55 AM »
Ah, my good friend, Sir Ruralvirginian, how would anybody think you spend too much time studying Calradia. :)

My pronunciations are as follows and likely influenced by the fact that I'm British.

Kal RAD ea (but only a slight emphasis).
Jel KAL a (slight).
Yi MEE ra (very slight).
Yi ROO ma (slight).
DIRkooba (slight).
ShIBtin.
Dirim.
BareeYAY.

Interesting that most of mine are second syllable emphasis but not all.  I wonder why we choose such ways.

And for the record, my own name ought to be pronounced Meek-lo but I'll accept Mick lo if that is easier for you. :)

Cheers.


Lord Michlo
~ Founder and protector of Clan Walker ~ (http://www.ianmwalker.com/clanwalker)






HUtH

  • Sergeant Knight at Arms
  • *
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
  • MP nick: Mściwoj ze Śluńska
  • M&BWB
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 11:01:17 AM »
I always try too pronounce names kind of latin way, except when it's obvious it's should be different...
Jelkala - YEhLkahlah. Gelkahlah sounds odd for me.
Ymira - I(like in english "it")MEErah, same with Yruma(Iruhmah)
Tshibtin - TCH(like in 'Czech')EEb'(almost soundless, or going into v)-teen
Bariyye - BahrEEYeh
Durquba - doorKOObah

but I always say Praven like in English(that A sound). Prahven sounds worse :P
And I have no idea how to pronounce Uxkhal... OOKSahl? OOKHahl? OOSHkahl?

Even more fun is while playing Brytenwalda... it's just crazy, all that celtic, briton and other languagues...

btw things get really funny when you start to pronounce names like in French :P Praven - pRRRahva~~(that aaooooon sound :P)

« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 11:13:57 AM by HUtH »
Sorry for my bad english, I don't mind correcting, I'll appreciate this.

ruralvirginian

  • Sergeant
  • *
  • I'm no lord. I've more self-respect than that.
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 01:17:25 PM »
I pronounce Praven as "PRAH-ven' - probably because when I first saw it in the original M&B I tghought it was Prague.  :oops:

Uxkhal has always been easy for me. I pronounce the 'x' (which in English is a very unusual sound - something like a k & s rolled together as in 'ax') so it is 'UXK-haul'

Anyone want to take a stab at Tosdhar or Balanli?  To me they are 'TOS-thar' (I conclude that dh creates the 'th' sound) and ...and...and...that letter/syllable combination in Balanli just doesn't flow right in English....
What am I doing tonight? The same thing I do every night... Try to take over Calradia! - the Brain


Windyplains

  • Moderator
  • *
  • Silverstag Dev Team
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Bandit
  • WB
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 01:41:15 PM »
I have always thought of Tosdhar as TOS-Dar with the 'h' simply being silent.  Interesting thread, RV.

Barnolo

  • Sergeant
  • *
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 02:02:41 PM »
I've just realized now that I never looks closely at the spellings of Tosdhar and Balanli.  I always quickly read them as Todshar and Balani and pronounced them as Toads -ar and bal -on -NEE.

RV this is all very fun to ponder.  I don't think until now I ever said any of these names out loud.  Although I've had many discussions of this game with others, it has always been via text and never out loud.


ruralvirginian

  • Sergeant
  • *
  • I'm no lord. I've more self-respect than that.
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Neutral
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 05:41:19 PM »
I've just realized now that I never looks closely at the spellings of Tosdhar and Balanli.  I always quickly read them as Todshar and Balani and pronounced them as Toads -ar and bal -on -NEE.

RV this is all very fun to ponder.  I don't think until now I ever said any of these names out loud.  Although I've had many discussions of this game with others, it has always been via text and never out loud.

It just hit me that we're all different nationalities (or in the case of Canada and US -different parts of the country) and we all look at spellings and annuciate them differently.  And some of the names of the towns, villages, & castles just leave you with a 'huh?' when you read them.

Perhaps we should start a poll on the Wiki site where we take a geographical place and put up 3-4 variations of the pronucistion.  We open it to voting over a set time period and the winning pronunciation becomes the official Silverstag pronunciation and can be added into the player notes in the game somewhere.

Oh - and Barnolo - 'bal-on-NEE' wil not work because you forgot the other 'l' - Balanli.  perhaps 'bal-an-LEE?'
What am I doing tonight? The same thing I do every night... Try to take over Calradia! - the Brain


schmidy

  • Squire
  • *
  • You have my Sword
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Vaegir
  • MP nick: Schmidy
  • WB
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 07:06:08 PM »
I have always thought of Tosdhar as TOS-Dar with the 'h' simply being silent.  Interesting thread, RV.

I swear that should be Toshdar, because that's how I tend to say it  :mrgreen:

haroon

  • Sergeant
  • *
    • View Profile
  • Faction: Sarranid
Re: So how do YOU pronounce...
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 10:20:17 PM »
I wonder how peoples pronounce Ayn Assuadi

I pronounce it as A-YEN (2 syl) AS-SU-A-DI (4 syl)

For Jelkala I pronounce it as Jel-Ka-La (3 syl)
Barriye as Bar-riy-ye (3 syl) don't know always pronounce it double Y.
Dirigh Aban as Di-Rih (2 syl) A-Ban (2 Syl)
Tshibtin as Sip-Tin (2 syl)