Proper pronunciation of "Amenopheus?"


Osirion


I have been using "ah-meh-nuh-fes." I've heard ay-men-OH-fee-us, ah-mih-noh-fee-oos, ah-men-off-yoos, and all sorts of other ways...

Scarab Sages

I have been using the first one myself.


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I use /AH mino FEE us/.

I also play with Google Translate from time to time with some Pathfinder names.

Liberty's Edge

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I pronounce it "Throatwarbler mangrove."


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"HEY OLD GUY."


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Demoted.

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The common pronunciation I've heard (and also use) is "ah men oh FEE us," though "ah men of FEY us" is also about right; to me, the name should have its penultimate syllable stressed.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
Demoted.

I am already Sheila Heidmarch's biscuit retriever :(

Sczarni

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Lamontius wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Demoted.

I am already Sheila Heidmarch's biscuit retriever :(

Yeah that fatty would not share her biscuit when I un-dilemmaed her cypher mages!


I like ah-main-oh-FEY-oos. It sounds pretentious. It sounds...Amenopheus.

Sovereign Court

AH-men-OFF-ee-us. Pronouncing each syllable with multiple emphases makes it seem more foreign to me. *shrug*

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I pronounce it like Johnathan does in "The Mummy" also as a result of that my half orc calls him "Purple Stork Man"

Ay-men-OH-fiss

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Matthew Morris wrote:

I pronounce it like Johnathan does in "The Mummy"...

Ay-men-OH-fiss

I was about to chime in with the Mummy reference, as that's how I pronounce it too.

However, what you wrote isn't how I remember them pronouncing it in that movie. I thought they pronounced it "ah-MEN-o-fis"...?

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Jiggy wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

I pronounce it like Johnathan does in "The Mummy"...

Ay-men-OH-fiss

I was about to chime in with the Mummy reference, as that's how I pronounce it too.

However, what you wrote isn't how I remember them pronouncing it in that movie. I thought they pronounced it "ah-MEN-o-fis"...?

An excuse to watch the Mummy and drool over Patricia Vasquez and Rachel Weiz again? How can I resist?

Scarab Sages

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Abyssian wrote:
I like ah-main-oh-FEY-oos. It sounds pretentious. It sounds...Amenopheus.

I say it the same way because it rhymes with Ah-ma-DEY-oos, and surely loads of women in Sothis are saying, "Come on and rock me Ah-main-oh-FEY-oos."


I pretty much go with the Mummy pronunciation, even though I know it's probably not right.


Wiki says that the Egyptian language almost always put stress on the last or next-to-last syllable, which would make it

Ah-MEEN-oh-FEE-us

But of course, "Amenopheus" looks more like a Greek name, in which case the more likely pronunciation would be

AH-men-OH-fee-us

<headscratch>

Shadow Lodge

I've always gone with Egyptian naming conventions when pronouncing his name. "Amen-OAF-ee-us."
Repeated viewingsOf course, since no one has ever heard spoken Egyptian, I've had to steal my pronunciation from repeated viewings of The Mummy.

But that's what I go with, and I completely commit to it. My confidence in that pronunciation has even gotten GM's to change the way they pronounce it.

Dark Archive

/ameno'fe:us/

Scarab Sages

Pontificor the Great wrote:
Lamontius wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Demoted.

I am already Sheila Heidmarch's biscuit retriever :(

Yeah that fatty would not share her biscuit when I un-dilemmaed her cypher mages!

Next time bring a step ladder to the table shorty : D


DREN-DEL-DRANG
DRINDAL-DRONG
DRANDEL-DURNG
DURN-DUL-DRENG

Silver Crusade

Lamontius wrote:

DREN-DEL-DRANG

DRINDAL-DRONG
DRANDEL-DURNG
DURN-DUL-DRENG

Little did you know, the many permutations of his name are a calculated move to keep his enemies on their toes and prevent true name magic.

...or so his old Molthuni buddy Sturm told me.


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