D2 pronouncation

D2 pronouncation

ive been wondering, who do you pronounce these words?
noob - is it noooob (1 sylable) or noo-b (the b soundign liek a letter b on its own)
baal - like bail or like barl
Nihlathak - nee-la-thak or nee-hal-thak or other?
qual-kehk - quail-kek, quarl-kek
tyrael - tir-ral, tiry-all, tie-rail
and so many others...
 

pesot

Diabloii.Net Member
well except for noob, you can listen to the npc for pronounciation. if the voice actors got it right. :lol:
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
noob (one syllable)
Bail
Nee-la-thak (like how Anya and Malah pronounces it)
Kwaal-kek (like he says it himself :) )
Ty-ree-all (like he says it himself "I am the archangel Tyrael...")
 

chaos

Diablo: IncGamers Member
Fact of the Day:

The root word may be pronounce, but its pronunciation, without the 'o'. Another kooky aspect of the ridiculous english language. :teeth:

PS: i believe the npcs call tyrael t-rii-ail. Something like that, ;)
 

pesot

Diabloii.Net Member
chaos said:
Fact of the Day:

The root word may be pronounce, but its pronunciation, without the 'o'. Another kooky aspect of the ridiculous english language. :teeth:

PS: i believe the npcs call tyrael t-rii-ail. Something like that, ;)
REALLY! :scratch: hah! i told those d2 non-believers that you can actually learn things from this place :lol: . btw, english is not my native language.
 

chaos

Diablo: IncGamers Member
I'll bet more than half of the posters here aren't native english speakers. :)

Just felt compelled to point that out, cos i found out about it like a year ago, and i was already well into a degree course in english. omfg. :teeth:
 

Andrew

Diabloii.Net Member
chaos said:
Fact of the Day:

The root word may be pronounce, but its pronunciation, without the 'o'. Another kooky aspect of the ridiculous english language. :teeth:

PS: i believe the npcs call tyrael t-rii-ail. Something like that, ;)
Yeah... t-rii-ail...

Anyways.. how'd you pronounce
MF'er?


HAHAH

or how'd you pronounce

Bing Sz Wang
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oh and what about that superuniwue spider who always guards the chest hat has khalims eye in the spider forest? it starts with sz...
 

Uzziah

Diabloii.Net Member
chaos said:
Fact of the Day:

The root word may be pronounce, but its pronunciation, without the 'o'. Another kooky aspect of the ridiculous english language. :teeth:

PS: i believe the npcs call tyrael t-rii-ail. Something like that, ;)
If you really wanna have fun

tome is pronounced like comb
come is pronounced like dumb
tomb is pronounced like doom.

yet tome in not pronounced like doom
nor is tomb pronounced like comb
nor is come pronounced like doom or even tome
nor is tomb pronounced like comb

Go figure letters arranged in english have no set sounds with them.
 

pesot

Diabloii.Net Member
Uzziah said:
If you really wanna have fun

tome is pronounced like comb
come is pronounced like dumb
tomb is pronounced like doom.

yet tome in not pronounced like doom
nor is tomb pronounced like comb
nor is come pronounced like doom or even tome
nor is tomb pronounced like comb

Go figure letters arranged in english have no set sounds with them.
arrgh! this is a like math problems but without numbers :bonk: .
 

Moog_playa

Diabloii.Net Member
Szark the Burning...the S is silent...so it's more like Zark the Burning.

Bing Sz Wang is pretty much like it's seen. Bing...Sizz...Wang...huh huh...he said wang.

Many D2 words are derived or taken from other languages...I think English speakers have the hardest time with Eastern languages, especially since they have a pictoral writing system and the words often don't translate directly into Western letters.

That and Latin...people have issues with Latin. Thank goodness for vocal classes. :D
 

lone_wolf

Diablo: IncGamers Member
info flash the english language lack a way to tell these sentences apart:

she kissed her husband

she kissed her husband

in swedish its much simpler

hon kysste sin man

hon kysste hennes man

care to try to explain that chaos;)
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
farting bob said:
oh and what about that superuniwue spider who always guards the chest hat has khalims eye in the spider forest? it starts with sz...
In fact, it does not. It starts with Ssz...

Sszark the Burning is the name. I pronounce it Zark (with a short swedish a).
 

NSXdreamer

Diabloii.Net Member
lone_wolf said:
info flash the english language lack a way to tell these sentences apart:

she kissed her husband

she kissed her husband

in swedish its much simpler

hon kysste sin man

hon kysste hennes man

care to try to explain that chaos;)
What the heck are you talking about, they look the same to me. :bonk:

Of course I don't speak swedish. :teeth:

Can you people really tell who is non English speaker just fromt his writings? :scratch:
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
hon kysste sin man = she kissed her (own) husband

hon kysste hennes man = she kissed her (another woman´s) husband
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
Moog_playa said:
Bing Sz Wang is pretty much like it's seen. Bing...Sizz...Wang...huh huh...he said wang.
"Pretty much", and then you added an "i" out of nowhere. :lol:
That´s a pretty cool way to say it, though.
I always thought of it as Bing...Zz...Wang.
 

HBeachBabe

Diabloii.Net Member
NSXdreamer said:
What the heck are you talking about, they look the same to me. :bonk:

Of course I don't speak swedish. :teeth:

Can you people really tell who is non English speaker just fromt his writings? :scratch:
yes, usually. non english speakers tend to get tenses and/or noun-subject agreement wrong. My partner is a native Swedish speaker who speaks nearly flawless English but there are occasional giveaways that I can pick out.

English:
I am
You are
he/she is

Swedish:
Jag är
Du är
Han/hon är

where we have 3 words, Swedes have one. The same applies to other languages as well. It's what leads to the mistakes non-native English speakers will make that IDs them as non-native speakers.

(side note: I am in the process of learning Swedish and having a hell of a time with it. Kudos to anyone bilingual (or tri-, etc), I am impressed)
 

chaos

Diablo: IncGamers Member
I'm not even gonna try, wolfie. Language confuses the heck out of everyone. There's this saying that sex is like language, everyone knows how to do it, believes they're a master at it, but if you go into the technical parts, most don't know it. :D

All languages have their pros and cons, its all about grammar and syntax. Dammit my head hurts reading that tome, tomb, dumb, comb, whatever. ARGH! :lol:

PS: my mental voice reads Ssszark as just that. SSSSSSS... zark. Sssith would be happy. :D
 
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