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Balerion
20-09-2011, 23:01
To me this has always been the most elusive mystery of the 40K universe...

Do you go with the unapologetically French pronunciation, as hinted at by the spelling, and end up with something that sounds close to, "Hwoboo Gweemaih"?

Or do you cheerfully anglicize it, and embrace the lumpy "Robot Gully Man" (AKA The Man From Robot Gully)?

Or some kind of compromise, in-between?

loveless
20-09-2011, 23:07
In phonetic terms, "mare-EE soo"

:p

I usually go for the French, occasionally pronouncing the last name as "gill-a-man" if I'm feeling lazy.

sulla
20-09-2011, 23:13
Ro-boot Gi-ya-men, where the 'y' in ya is a frenchified 'l'

misterboff
20-09-2011, 23:17
I say "row-boot gilly-man", with the "row" as in row-boat.

Wyrmwood
20-09-2011, 23:17
I pronounce it thus: Ro-boot Gill-a-man. That said, I generally just refer to him as Guilliman and forgo his first name.

rabblerouser
20-09-2011, 23:23
raw boat girly man... girly man man man man

CaptainSenioris
20-09-2011, 23:26
In the Lightning Tower audio book Malcador pronounces his first name as Ro-boo-tay, think of that what you will. I've also heard Guilliman pronounced as Guee-mon, can't remember where though (Edit: Garro: Oath of Moment).

I've always pronounced it as Ro-boot Gill-i-man. But I'm open to other interpretations.

Heck even the Ultras in Space marine said it differently to all the above.

GingerBalls
20-09-2011, 23:27
Ro-buut Gilly-mn is what I use.

Okuto
20-09-2011, 23:29
Just reminded me that in an audio book smurfs spoke with a french accent, kinda curious what it sounds like for a frenchman to say papa smurf's name now.

agurus1
20-09-2011, 23:38
its odd the french-i-ness since the Ultramar sector always reminded me of classical Rome?

I say Roh-boot Gully-man, but then again, until this day I had never noticed the "Gui" so maybe Guwilly-man?

Korraz
20-09-2011, 23:52
Ro-Baute Gilliman (short a that is, not the "man" a. You spell the As in Macragge the same way, by the way.)
At least so I have been told by a GW ancient.

Thud
21-09-2011, 00:12
Rowboat Jewelryman.

Sort of a Venetian pimp, if you will.

DuskRaider
21-09-2011, 00:16
I believe it's Row-beaut Ghoul-ee-mun... That's how it's pronounced in Space Marine.

Dorn's Arrow
21-09-2011, 00:25
In Space Marine they pronounce the surname as 'gwilliman' though I don't recall them using his forename.

DuskRaider
21-09-2011, 00:36
Is it Gwilliman? Maybe I'm confusing it with something else. I know they said it at least once.

ehlijen
21-09-2011, 02:43
Robot Killyman. He's a killboat in disguise.

jareddm3
21-09-2011, 02:52
Dan Abnett spoke the name out loud in his last vlog.

It's Row-boo-to Geel-a-men

pyrosocial
21-09-2011, 03:02
Row-boot gully-men :P

Nonalyth
21-09-2011, 04:03
Robert Gillyman

Row-boat Gullyman

That big blue tosser

Take your pick.

As an aside, Ultramarines draw a lot of their imagery from Roman themes, don't they? Maybe we should be thinking about it with a Latin influence?

jeffersonian000
21-09-2011, 06:25
I always call him Robot Gilligan, but only in front of Ultramarine players, because I enjoy watching them cringe.

SJ

Balerion
21-09-2011, 08:13
As an aside, Ultramarines draw a lot of their imagery from Roman themes, don't they? Maybe we should be thinking about it with a Latin influence?
True, true, the correct pronunciation is probably Roberto Gabagool.

Carlosophy
21-09-2011, 08:23
I don't think it could be a French pronunciation; The Admech haven't found the white flag STC yet.

Ace Rimmer
21-09-2011, 19:09
I don't think it could be a French pronunciation; The Admech haven't found the white flag STC yet.

:yes:
:D

That brought a smile to an otherwise tired and over-worked me :)

Eldartank
21-09-2011, 20:17
Robert Girlyman? ;)

Erazmus_M_Wattle
21-09-2011, 20:45
I have always assumed his surname was pronounced "Gillie-man."

A gillie is a man servant in my mother land. Names such as Gilmour (servant of Mary,) Gillis (servant of Jesus) Gilchrist (that ones pretty obvious,) I don't need to go on. In the gaelic pronunciation it is still pronounced "Gillie," but the second vowel sound got dropped when the names were anglicised.

So I think my explanation fits quite well. After all the meaning of his name would be "Servant of Man." and that's what he is.

bluemage
22-09-2011, 00:01
I prefer 'raw-butt girly-man' or 'my personal lord and savior.' Anything over the top and ridiculous works well.

Messiah
22-09-2011, 00:11
Robot Girlyman

massey
22-09-2011, 03:59
Ruh-boot Gee-yah-mun