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    No Rio? We Riot! TheFallen's Avatar
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    The official "How to pronounce ......." thread

    There has been a bit of discussion on how to pronounce certain charaters and real names in MOTUC. There was also an official RGD poll on how to pronounce Gygor so I thought I would take it one step further and start this official "how to pronounce ....." thread.

    How do you pronounce the names in the MOTU mythos? It can include all characters from all franchises. I will start with some from MOTUC. I will only include ones that are not easy to pronounce, not simple ones like Adam or Adora

    Raqquill Rqazz
    Rack-Kwil Rar-kwaz

    Zodac Zur
    Zo-dack Zerr

    Hec-Tor Kur
    Heck-tor Kerr

    Trydor Esooniux Scope
    Try-door Ee-soon-ee-ucks Scope

    Araneus son of Raknus
    Are-ain-ee-us son of Rack-nus

    Kar-Tor
    Car-torr

    Karak Nul
    Ca-rack Null

    Randor of the House of Miro
    Ran-door of the house of Meer-ro

    Sharella
    Shar-rell-la

    Kronis
    Crow-nis

    Wun-Dar
    One-darr

    Kreann’ot N’Horosh
    Cree-ann-ot Na-horr-osh

    Tytus
    Tie-tus

    Marzo Kalif
    Marr-zo Kay-liff

    Torrant Krazut
    Torr-rant Craz-utt

    Gygor
    Guy-gore

    Gur'rull Gu'rrooowarrrk
    Gerr-rule Ga-roo-wark

    D'Vann Grayskull
    De-vann Gray-skull

    Carnivus Fervelius III
    Car-niv-us Fur-vel-ee-us

    Tzzzzt zz zzTTTzz
    Tazzit-zz-zzatizz

    Vikor
    Vie-core

    Kyle Reccula
    Kile Reck-you-la

    Cerratus
    Sara-tus

    Demo-Man
    Dee-moe Man

    Dy-Lex
    Die-Lex

    Anwat Gar
    Anne-what Garr

    Eye Of Zureain
    I Ov Zerr-cain

    Plains Of Perpetua
    Playnes Ov Per-pet-you-ah

    Ruins Of Zalesia
    Roo-ins Ov Zall-ee-she-ya

    Mount Barathrum
    Mownt Bara-throom

    Oo-Larr
    Oh-Larr

    C'yra
    Sigh-ra

    D'Riluth
    Dril-looth

    Moleb
    Mo-leb


    Perkaedo
    Per-kay-do


    This list is by no means 100% correct or canon. It is only my interpretation and is open to discussion.

    Updates are in RED
    Last edited by TheFallen; June 6, 2011 at 09:18pm. Reason: updated with new names

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    I can't pronounce Moss Man or Grizzlor's name no matter what...

    but what I'm interested in is how everyone pronounces "MOTUC".

    Is it MOE TOOKS, MOE TOCKS, or MOE TUUUUKS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Marzo View Post
    I can't pronounce Moss Man or Grizzlor's name no matter what...

    but what I'm interested in is how everyone pronounces "MOTUC".

    Is it MOE TOOKS, MOE TOCKS, or MOE TUUUUKS?

    I only say it in my head, but I pronounce it "Maw-touque" (Maw as in Brawl, and touque like the hat). It just sounds weird out loud though
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFallen View Post
    Tzzzzt zz zzTTTzz
    Buzz Off

    I was wondering how you were gonna do this one...

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    I say it by the initials - Em-Oh-Tee-You-See.

    Or just Masters Classics for short.

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    I say Moe-Took, but I usually say it like a japanese greeting!

    emphasis on the 'Took'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketPunch View Post
    I say it by the initials - Em-Oh-Tee-You-See.

    Or just Masters Classics for short.
    Thats exactly how I pronounce it too

    I must have done a pretty good job with the pronounciation of the names because there has been no discussion on it

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    Raqquill Rqazz
    Rak-Kwil Ruh-kaz

    Zodac Zur
    Zo-dack Zerr

    Hec-Tor Kur
    Heck-tor Kerr

    Trydor Esooniux Scope
    Try-door Eh-soon-ee-ucks Scope

    Araneus son of Raknus
    Are-ain-ee-us son of Rack-nus

    Kar-Tor
    Car-torr

    Karak Nul
    Care-ack Null

    Randor of the House of Miro
    Ran-dor of the house of Meer-ro

    Sharella
    Sha-rell-ah

    Kronis
    Crow-nis

    Wun-Dar
    One-darr

    Kreann’ot N’Horosh
    Cree-ann-not No-horr-osh

    Tytus
    Tie-tus

    Marzo Kalif
    Marr-zo Ka-leaf

    Torrant Krazut
    Torr-rant Craz-oot

    Gygor
    Guy-gore

    Gur'rull Gu'rrooowarrrk
    Gerr-rule Guh-roo-wark

    D'Vann Grayskull
    Deh-vahn Gray-skull

    Carnivus Fervelius III
    Car-niv-us Fur-vel-ee-us the third

    Tzzzzt zz zzTTTzz
    Tizz-it Zizzih-tizz

    Vikor
    Vie-core

    Kyle Reccula
    Kile Reck-you-la

    That's my take.
    Last edited by Uki; February 5, 2011 at 09:28pm.
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    I thought there might have been a bit more activity in this thread. I guess the real names really are a sore point. I must admit, I actually don't mind them.

    Uki is the only one who has offered a suggestion as to different pronounciation so I have listed the differences and I ask which ones do you prefer?
    I have also included the many versions of MOTUC

    Raqquill Rqazz
    Rack-Kwil Rar-kwaz
    or
    Rak-Kwil Ruh-kaz

    Trydor Esooniux Scope
    Try-door Ee-soon-ee-ucks Scope
    or
    Try-door Eh-soon-ee-ucks Scope


    Karak Nul
    Ca-rack Null
    or
    Car-ack Null

    Marzo Kalif
    Marr-zo Kay-liff
    or
    Marr-zo Ka-leaf

    Tzzzzt zz zzTTTzz
    Tazzit-zz-zzatizz
    or
    Tizz-it Zizzih-tizz

    MOTUC
    Moe-tuck
    or
    Moe-took
    or
    Em-Oh-Tee-You-See
    or
    Maw-touque

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    To be complete, I think you should pronounce K'reanot N'horosh with a Scottish 'RRR', with the tip of your tongue, not with an English in the back of your mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
    To be complete, I think you should pronounce K'reanot N'horosh with a Scottish 'RRR', with the tip of your tongue, not with an English in the back of your mouth.
    Way to rub it in, I was just complaining on Facebook about how I can make any other noise imaginable except for the fact that I can't roll my R's. And it ****** ME OFF.

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    Quadian?

    One of the big ones for me is Quadian. I pronounce it like Caddy-N as it seemed to me that it's a play on "cat". But then I saw Pixel Dan's review of the palace guards and he pronounced it "kay-dee-n". What do you guys think?
    My feedback: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=203705

    I'd really like to see Two-Bad sooner than later please.

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    I always thought it was Kway-dee-an or Kwod-dee-an. Even though this hasn't worked yet, lets put it to the test;

    Quadian
    Caddy-en
    or
    Kay-dee-en
    or
    Kway-dee-an
    or
    Kwod-dee-an

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    More updates from me, and I adjusted my pronunciation above for Karak Nul, as I skipped a letter.

    Cerratus
    Sara-tus

    Demo-Man
    Dee-moe Man

    Dy-Lex
    Die-Lex

    Anwat Gar
    Ann-watt Garr

    Eye Of Zurcain
    Eye of Zer-cane (Check your map, that's a "c")

    Plains Of Perpetua
    Plains of Per-pet-choo-uh

    Ruins Of Zalesia
    Ruins of Zull-ay-zshee-ya

    Mount Barathrum
    Mount Bar-a-throom

    Qadian
    Kay-dee-en

    I like this thread, TheFallen!
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    Eye Of Zurcain
    Eye of Zer-cane (Check your map, that's a "c")
    The embarassing thing is, I did

    I updated my list to suit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I like this thread, TheFallen!
    So far it is just you and me

    I was hoping more people would get involved because I am the last person who should be attempting pronounciation. If I wasn't so lazy I would go and watch the MYP series to see how far off I am

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    well I'm still sticking with Caddy-n vs. kay-dee-n. That's really been the big one for me.
    My feedback: http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=203705

    I'd really like to see Two-Bad sooner than later please.

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    I thought Kronis was pronounced Cron-is..like the movie tron but with a K... to me Crow-nis is like saying it with an accent ..

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    Well, remember, MOTU is an avatar for our imaginations, so go ahead and pronounce "Squiddish Rex" as Mr. Fishsticks if you want!

    I don't think everyone is going to agree on most of these, really. I think it's fun to see how everyone tackles some of these, though. No one's take is definitive, really.
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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    Updated with Oo-Larr.

    It seems that this is not really a discussion thread so I will just update it with a pronounciation and change it if need be

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    I pronounce it as it is spelled: Oo (as in, Oo-la-la )-Lar (rhymes with "far").
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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    I tend to agree with most of the pronunciations you have listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I pronounce it as it is spelled: Oo (as in, Oo-la-la )-Lar (rhymes with "far").
    This is one name I am stubborn with. I don't like the oo-la-la comparison so that is why I chose the other way. Plus, it should rhyme with Mo-Larr because if it wasn't for the typo then there would be no Oo-Larr

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    How does one pronounce "Avion"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAdam101 View Post
    How does one pronounce "Avion"?
    Ay-vee-on

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    Avion
    A-Vee-on

    (A as in "apple")
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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