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#1 Oct 04 2009 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Hydaelyn = Hi day lin?

Eorzea = Um.. Ore zee? Sounds like orgy? If so, lawls. Or maybe Ore Z ah.

Hyur = ..... Wut? Hume, k?

Roegadyn = Row Gah din?

Miqo'te = Mick o tay?

Leves = I really don't know. Whould it be Lev's? or Levis... or what?


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Edited, Oct 4th 2009 11:45am by KaneIsthara
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#2 Oct 04 2009 at 8:37 AM Rating: Good
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Most of this has been covered I think. Anyways I believe it's like this:

Hydaelyn = Hi-day-lin

Eorzea = Ay-or-zay-ah

Hyur = Hi-yur

Roegadyn = Row-gah-deen

Miqo'te = Mi-qo-tay (qo=sounding like beginning of the word quote)

Leves = Leaves (like on a tree)

#3 Oct 04 2009 at 9:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well, going by the Japanese phonetics, I imagine its something like:

Hydaelyn- HIGH-de-lin (I'll be honest, the syllabic stress here is a guess; since Japanese needs two syllables to make the English long "I" sound, that means the first two letters make up 2/5 of the word.)

Eorzea- eh-OR-zay-ah

Hyuran- HYOO-ran (rhymes with human, though it will always be Hume to me, too. XD)

Roegadyn- ROO-gah-din (This seems odd, but in Japanese it is spelled with the RU kana. I think that it might be an approximation of the German Ö (which is the same as OE).

Miqo'te- mee-KOH-tay (or maybe MEE-koh-tay)

[Guild]leve- LEEV (Just like "leave." In fact, 'leve' is just an old fashioned spelling of 'leave,' as in, "You have my leave to depart." The idea is that these are guild permissory notes that initiate quests, I think.)

While we're on the subject, I noticed something else. Two of the cities are pretty straight forward, Limsa-Lominsa and Gridania, but Ul'dah (which you would assume to be ul-DAH or UL-dah) is actually romanized as U-RU-DA-HA. The last syllable doesn't fit if the last H is more or less silent in English. However, this might be meant to be a breathy, throaty H like those found in Hebrew. This makes me think it will end up being something like "ul-DAH-ha," with the last "ha" barely pronounced.
#4 Oct 04 2009 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm sure trailers and ingame scenes will quickly reveal their intended pronunciations, but I'm guessing:

Hydaelyn: Hai-day-linn.

Eorzea- Eeeyore-zeeuh(sounds like juh)

Hyuran - Hew-rahn

Roegadyn- Row-gah-deen

Miq'ote - Mee-kote

Leves - Leaves

Ul'DAH
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Hyur = Hume

Roegadyn = Galka

Miqo'te = Mithra
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#6 Oct 04 2009 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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So lets start the abbreviations too!

LFL (looking for leves group), pronounced Leffel.
#7 Oct 04 2009 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
Hyur = Hume

Roegadyn = Galka

Miqo'te = Mithra


This is the correct pronunciation in my mind.
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#9 Oct 04 2009 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Hyur = Hume

Roegadyn = Galka

Miqo'te = Mithra


thats how I pronounce it.
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Yup.
#11 Oct 04 2009 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Hydaelyn = Hi-rule
Eorzea = Or-zee-a
Hyur = Hume
Roegadyn = Galka
Miqo'te = Me-ko-tay = Mithra
Leves = Leaves

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#12 Oct 05 2009 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
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God, if Ventrillo becomes dominant in this game like I imagine it will, these moronic pronunciations are going to be a huge CF. I hope they change them a bit before launch. :/
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#13 Oct 05 2009 at 1:46 AM Rating: Excellent
Eorzea - Yor-zha
Hyur - Hee-uhr
Roegadyn - Row-gahd-een
Miqo'te - Mi-koh-tay
Lalafell - Lal-a-fell
Elezen - El-eh-zhen
Leves - Leaves or Levees
Hydaelyn - Hi-dah-linn
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#14 Oct 05 2009 at 4:19 AM Rating: Good
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Of course there will most likely be very little need to guess at these pronunciations due to voice acting. I'm fairly confident at some point some character in a voice acted scene will say these words. I'm kinda interested to see who will refuse to properly pronounce the words and keep their own pronunciations. I always get a kick out of that.

Edited, Oct 5th 2009 7:22am by waveren
#15 Oct 05 2009 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
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..You mean like FFXII "The Mark-quissss" instead of "markee" for the word Marquis?

Gogo S-E pronunciation!
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#16 Oct 05 2009 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
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KaneIsthara wrote:
Hydaelyn = Hi day lin?

Eorzea = Um.. Ore zee? Sounds like orgy? If so, lawls. Or maybe Ore Z ah.

Hyur = ..... Wut? Hume, k?

Roegadyn = Row Gah din?

Miqo'te = Mick o tay?

Leves = I really don't know. Whould it be Lev's? or Levis... or what?


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Edited, Oct 4th 2009 11:45am by KaneIsthara


Ay-or-zay-ah is how i've been saying thast one.

"Heeerrr" "Me-ko-tay" "Leaves"
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Miriam-Webster OnLine wrote:
Main Entry: mar·quess
Pronunciation: \ˈmär-kwəs\
Variant(s): or mar·quis \ˈmär-kwəs, mär-ˈkē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural mar·quess·es or mar·quis·es \-kwə-səz\ or mar·quis \-ˈkē(z)\
Etymology: Middle English marquis, markis, from Anglo-French marquys, markys, from marche march
Date: 14th century

1 : a nobleman of hereditary rank in Europe and Japan
2 : a member of the British peerage ranking below a duke and above an earl

— mar·quess·ate \ˈmär-kwə-sət\ or mar·quis·ate \ˈmär-kwə-zət, -sət\ noun
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Edited, Oct 5th 2009 10:20am by CrownDefender
#18 Oct 05 2009 at 10:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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..You mean like FFXII "The Mark-quissss" instead of "markee" for the word Marquis?

Gogo S-E pronunciation!


Ok... why don't you do a little searching before bashing...

As the person above me quoted, both are acceptable.

If you want to hear the version used in FFXII used elsewhere, go watch the movie Rob Roy with Liam Neeson in it (good movie by the way) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114287/

#19 Oct 05 2009 at 10:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Its nice to see SE continue their naming style of throwing magnetic letters a fridge.
#20 Oct 05 2009 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Well they have it easy, they read it from top and down.
#21 Oct 06 2009 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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lolgaxe wrote:
Hyur = Hume

Roegadyn = Galka

Miqo'te = Mithra


This gets my vote
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#22 Oct 08 2009 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
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I looked on the jp site and they're pronounced as such:

Hydaelyn = Hai-day-lin

Eorzea = ay-or-zay-ah

Hyur = Hyur

Roegadyn = ru-gah-din

Miqo'te = Mih-koh-teh

Leve = leev
#23 Oct 09 2009 at 5:03 AM Rating: Good
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I get the feeling that despite kana spellings giving us a reasonable idea of what terms are supposed to sound like, voice actors will just interpret them on their own based on their scripts, with some interpretations varying across VAs, so that we'll have no less than three ways to pronounce each term, none of which line up with the kana. [/pessimism]

I'm sticking with kana pronounciation for the time being.

EDIT: I like how the guy above me posts real pronounciations and is Default, but all the hurr-durr XI race name posts are at Decent and above. Face-to-the-palm.

Edited, Oct 9th 2009 9:30am by TraumaFox
#24 Oct 13 2009 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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The One and Only Deadgye wrote:
Hydaelyn = Hi-rule
Eorzea = Or-zee-a
Hyur = Hume
Roegadyn = Galka
Miqo'te = Me-ko-tay = Mithra
Leves = Leaves


This ^

Edited, Oct 13th 2009 3:28pm by AlysenMinase
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#26 Oct 15 2009 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I'll probably just use the old names but if i must..

hyur = hi er'
Roegadyn = row gad in
Miqo'te = my qo tee?
Hydaelyn = hi dale in
Eorzea = euro zee a
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#27 Oct 16 2009 at 8:15 AM Rating: Good
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I wonder if we'll be able to get all the pronunciations from the voice-overs or if some would be given to us through random NPC text. Example: the cardian learning to speak in Windurst, "The rain falls on the plain in La Theine." For the longest time before I found him I always referred to it as "La Thee-In."

Of course it wasn't as bad as people with southern accents. I heard:
San d'Oria = San-an-doria
Selbina = Sal-ban-ia
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#28 Oct 17 2009 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I wonder if new people joining FFXIV will be confused by the FFXI veterans calling the races by their old names. Those will be good times.

"You have to talk to that mithra over there to start the quest."

"What are you talking about? You mean that ma...squito? Majito? Cat person...thing?"

"Yea... that one."

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