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Re: Species Write-Ups

#16 Post by Sloth » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:03 pm

This is a cumulative patch containing the last two patches plus two more write-ups: Sslith and Silexian.

EDIT: Patch is part of the next.
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#17 Post by Sloth » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:07 pm

This is a cumulative patch containing the last three patches plus two more write-ups: Cray and Eaxaw.
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#18 Post by eleazar » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:50 pm

revision 5694

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Re: Species Write-Ups

#19 Post by eleazar » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:04 am

Bigjoe5 wrote:Gyisache (Yee-Saish)
Geoff the Medio wrote:Regardless of the original intent, if there's a letter in there that's not obviously silent (g before y), I'm going to pronounce it.

And regardless of the original intent, I don't see a way to pronounce "-saish" (seye-sh, say-sh, sah-ish, ?) that would be a sensible interpretation of "-sache".
I don't think English (as weird as it is) has any precedent for "gyi" being pronounced as "yee". However "yee" does feel right in the name of a cowardly species. If you (BigJoe) are attached to the old theoretical pronunciation, recommend a common-sense way to spell it. Though i like the long "e" sound on the end, it also is easy to imagine in a shrill panicked voice.

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#20 Post by yandonman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:21 am

Sounds like geisha to me... :P
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#21 Post by Kwayne » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:01 am

If it matters, I'd recommend changing the name to "Yee-Sachee" or "Yeesa-chee"
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#22 Post by Dilvish » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:53 pm

Planning for the future, we could leave it a little tricky to know how to pronounce. And when we start doing some inter-empire chat, some of the AI species could have decided mispronunciations (misspellings) of the name, and the Gysache could be noticeably (and vocally) upset about that and in the process make clear how they want the name pronounced (not just spelled). And that's how the player could learn to pronounce the name "correctly" (or not). I would love to hear of a player intentionally misspelling the Gysache name in order to egg them on (perhaps as part of trying to get them to attempt invading a planet at an inopportune time) :lol:

**edit** of course, bearing in mind that empire!=species, still, the predominant species by population could sensibly be used to determine such things
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#23 Post by Geoff the Medio » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:16 pm

Dilvish wrote:I would love to hear of a player intentionally misspelling the Gysache name in order to egg them on...
Are you suggesting FreeOrion should have a natural language parser (for many different languages / translations) and AIs will respond to type player chat messages?

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#24 Post by Dilvish » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:23 pm

Geoff the Medio wrote:
Dilvish wrote:I would love to hear of a player intentionally misspelling the Gysache name in order to egg them on...
Are you suggesting FreeOrion should have a natural language parser (for many different languages / translations) and AIs will respond to type player chat messages?
I don't think my particular example would need that -- like many races of the known world, the Gysache could be sensitive to a particular set of names/mispellings, which they would publicize through their complaints about other empires and/or races. Other mispellings would be too different for them to even care about-- they could even clarify that they don't care if someone seems to possibly be using a name so far off it's clearly a mistake. . Searching a string for any of a limited set of particular strings could easily be done without anything near a natural language parser.

But, still probably too limited to be worth the hassle. Was just an idea that popped into my head so I spit it out, unthinking critter I sometimes be. :D
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#25 Post by em3 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:49 am

Dilvish wrote:[...]
Still... a nice easter egg. :D
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#26 Post by Sloth » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:31 am

Two new write-ups: Laenfa and Tae Ghirus.
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#27 Post by eleazar » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:04 pm

revision 5709
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#28 Post by Sloth » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:19 pm

Two new write-ups: Etty and Kobuntura (+ a little update for the Tae Ghirus).
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#29 Post by Sloth » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:35 pm

Two new write-ups: Abaddoni and Phinnert.
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#30 Post by utilae » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:52 am

Geoff the Medio wrote:Regardless of the original intent, if there's a letter in there that's not obviously silent (g before y), I'm going to pronounce it.

And regardless of the original intent, I don't see a way to pronounce "-saish" (seye-sh, say-sh, sah-ish, ?) that would be a sensible interpretation of "-sache".

Making things intentionally (and pointlessly?) hard to interpret is another form of vanity spelling and best avoided.
Ah the Gyisache. A species too timid to properly spell their name in a way that lends itself to galactic communication.

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