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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    Quote Originally Posted by pjklan View Post
    i'm italian and i have some problems in pronunciating correctly the names of the chaos gods.
    i guess:
    khorne sounds like born
    nurgle like purple
    tzeentch like mitch
    slaanesh like vanish.

    can someone please help me?
    HAhaha I'm italian too and I've always pronounced Tzeentch as it would be in italian :tZZ- eh- NnT-ch
    and slanesh the same SL-ah-Neh-sh
    and I always will: being demons of chaos they are ever-changing therefore no mortal could actually be able to pronounce it correctly.

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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel36 View Post
    It wasn't the website. I was merely looking for online stuff, this was the only stuff I could find. But in your way of thinking, you must also be convinced that Orcs and Goblins are a GW thing and not something Tolkien created, just because that's what you find the most when you google it.
    Uh, no.
    For one thing, Goblins aren't something Tolkien created. Myths about goblins go back hundreds of years.
    For a second, there is a useful thing called publication dates, which can tell you a lot about when things were produced in relation to each other.
    For a third, the only thing you offered in evidence of a fairly absurd claim (and it is absurd, since after the Malal issues, not using entirely GW-made gods would be a silly thing to do) was a website, which was filled with very modern concepts, many of which only entered public consciouness with the internet and well after the publication of the Realm of Chaos stuff in the late 80s.

    And I have no idea where google enters this picture at all.
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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    This is how I've always pronouced them:

    Khorne - k'orn emphasis on the k at the start
    Nurgle - ner-gul
    Slaanesh - slan-esh
    Tzeentch - t'zinch emphasis on the t at the start

    ...that means they are all 2 syllable names

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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    I have always pronounced T in Tzeentch - as in Tzar or t'internet...

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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    I don't think there is a disagreement over Khorne .
    Slaanesh - slan-eshshsh (''heavy'' s :P)

    Nurgle-it should sound like a pod full with errupting bubbles, or a maggot slipping in rotten flesh....he is the god of decay after all. Try to imagine it. N-R-G-L is what it sounds like. Pronounce u and e however you like, it is a fantasy game!

    Tzeentch - To me, it is like a snake trying to say ''change''. I usually pronounce it cheng, zentz, ginj which isn't right...

    Generally the way I see it , the names of the Chaos Gods shouldn't have a deterministic pronounciation because they are Chaos!

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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    Khorne - Quorn
    Tzeentch - Change
    Nurgle - gurblurghblgh!
    Slaanesh - *******

    On a more serious note (yeah the above was not serious, except maybe the Tzeentch one ) I pronounce them as follows:

    Khorne
    kaw-nn (all one syllable)

    Tzeentch
    tuh-zinch (wrong and should be Zinch like Tzar but it's force of habit from years ago)

    Nurgle
    nerr-ghul (similar to Nazgul only without the daft inflection or whatever it is arragorn from lord of the rings does to make nazgul sound quite strange)

    Slaanesh
    Slah-Nesh
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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    It is the stuff of Chaos! So couldn’t ALL pronunciations be correct? It even says in the fluff that they are all known by many names, some names that are not even comprehensible to the limited minds of mortals?
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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    Quote Originally Posted by pjklan View Post
    i'm italian and i have some problems in pronunciating correctly the names of the chaos gods.
    i guess:
    khorne sounds like born
    nurgle like purple
    tzeentch like mitch
    slaanesh like vanish.

    can someone please help me?
    Why does this keep coming up??? It's soooo obvious.

    Khorne - Ch-orn-ee - Like a combination of 'Choose' and 'Journey' - was explained to be the God one worships when they choose the journey of the warrior.

    Nurgle - Gurgle

    Tzeentch - "Zee" - all the other letters are silent as befitting the god of scheming tricks

    Slaanesh - ES-el-lay-annie-eesh - Every letter has to be stretched out excessively.

    This is the only correct way to pronounce them.

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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    corn= khorne
    Nurr gul= nurgle
    zeen ch- tzeentch
    slay uh neesh= slaanesh
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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    Khorne - khorne
    Tzeentch - zteentch , teentch, steentch
    Nurgle - nurgle, nurrrrggle(!), nurgl, nörgl, nörgul
    Slaanesh - slaanesh
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    Re: correct pronunciation of chaos gods' names

    corn
    nurgle
    seench
    slan esh
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