quick name pronunciation


Lost Omens Campaign Setting General Discussion


Just a quickie: How does one correctly pronounce the name Jaidz (he's an Agathion Empyreal Lord)?

Thanks.


bumpin, bumpin, bumpin...


Does anyone have an answer? Surprised there's no responses yet.


Well... I would pronounce it with the [ai] sound corresponding to that found in the word "rain" or "pain" or "drain" (etc.). So you'd get:

[jay]+[dz] Or [jade]+[z]

Of course, you could pronounce it with the [ai] sound corresponding to that found in the word "aisle" (sounds like "I'll"), but that doesn't sound too aesthetically pleasing to me... <shrug>

In the end, it'd be your preference as we haven't been given a pronunciation guide for all the weird and wonderful names that Paizo has published (at least, not since the original campaign setting hardcover).

Carry on!

--C.

Silver Crusade

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Jay-Z.


I try to compact the d and z sounds as much as possible, but yes, jades.


ok, thanks!

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Starfinder Superscriber

Gorbacz, I believe that's pronounced "Jigga". Or sometimes "Hova" in certain dialects.

Dark Archive

Yigh-deez
(rhymes with high bees)

Liberty's Edge

On a somewhat related note, what's the official pronunciation of "Janderhoff"? I usually hear people pronounce the first syllable like the "Jan" in "January," but the name, and Dwarven names in general, have a sort of Germanic look to them that really makes me want to say "yan-dur-hof."


JAN-derr-hoff.


I'd lean towards "Jan" as well - going with "Yan" would sound more Scandinavian to me, rather than Germanic...


Psiphyre wrote:
Of course, you could pronounce it with the [ai] sound corresponding to that found in the word "aisle" (sounds like "I'll"), but that doesn't sound too aesthetically pleasing to me... <shrug>

Speaking of a Germanic sound... especially if you clip the "dz" at the end into more of a "tz" sound.

Liberty's Edge

synjon wrote:
I'd lean towards "Jan" as well - going with "Yan" would sound more Scandinavian to me, rather than Germanic...

Actually, as far as I know, "j" always represents the English "y" sound in standard German. German words with an English-style "j" sound are all loans from other languages, and often have weird spellings, like "dschungel," which is pronounced more-or-less the same as the English "jungle."

As far as I can tell from skimming Wikipedia, English is about the only Germanic language that natively has the sound we associate with the letter j. That's not entirely surprising; in several ways, English is sort of a weird outlier within the language family.

That said, the Pathfinder developers are English-speakers, so I should probably stop overthinking this. :P


Slightly off-topic, the only Campaign Setting pronunciation guide I know of is on pp. 246-247 of the old Campaign Setting hardcover book. Of course neither of the words discussed in this thread are in there :P

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