Species Write-Ups

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Re: Species Write-Ups

#31 Post by em3 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:57 am

utilae wrote:
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.
I always thought it's pronounced like in moustache.
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#32 Post by MatGB » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:05 pm

I thought it closer to sack.

Short version: English is a stupid language ;-)
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#33 Post by em3 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:22 pm

Well, moustache is more of a french word borrowed by english.
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#34 Post by utilae » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:48 pm

I created the race, its name and the ponounciation and every time I read it, I read it as Jee-Yay-sh. Lol

(The original pronounciation was Yee-Saish).

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Re: Species Write-Ups

#35 Post by MatGB » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:37 am

See! English is a stupid language, there's no clear pronounciation for any particular spelling or letter combination, why the rest of the world persists in using it is beyond me, I'm stuck with it ;-)

Soft g never occured to me, at all. Gee-Sack is how I've always said it and I paly them a fair bit.
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Re: Species Write-Ups

#36 Post by utilae » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:29 am

MatGB wrote:See! English is a stupid language, there's no clear pronounciation for any particular spelling or letter combination, why the rest of the world persists in using it is beyond me, I'm stuck with it ;-)

Soft g never occured to me, at all. Gee-Sack is how I've always said it and I paly them a fair bit.

I better download this game so I can play them too :D

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