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D2 pronouncation

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by farting bob, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. farting bob

    farting bob Banned

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    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...
     
  2. NSXdreamer

    NSXdreamer IncGamers Member

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    noooob
    bail
    nee-la-thak
    quail-kek
    tee-rail

    for me anyway. :)
     
  3. pesot

    pesot IncGamers Member

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

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    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...")
     
  5. chaos

    chaos Diablo: IncGamers Member

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    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, ;)
     
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    pesot IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
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    chaos Diablo: IncGamers Member

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    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:
     
  8. Andrew

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    Yeah... t-rii-ail...

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


    HAHAH

    or how'd you pronounce

    Bing Sz Wang
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  9. farting bob

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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...
     
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    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.
     
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    arrgh! this is a like math problems but without numbers :bonk: .
     
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    Moog_playa IncGamers Member

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    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
     
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    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;)
     
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    In fact, it does not. It starts with Ssz...

    Sszark the Burning is the name. I pronounce it Zark (with a short swedish a).
     
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    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:
     
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    hon kysste sin man = she kissed her (own) husband

    hon kysste hennes man = she kissed her (another woman´s) husband
     
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    "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.
     
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    I wish someone would compile an list of names with their actual meanings, must be quite amusing.
     
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    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)
     
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    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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