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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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
I have always pronounced T in Tzeentch - as in Tzar or t'internet...
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!
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:
kaw-nn (all one syllable)
tuh-zinch (wrong and should be Zinch like Tzar but it's force of habit from years ago)
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)
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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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.
Nurr gul= nurgle
zeen ch- tzeentch
slay uh neesh= slaanesh
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Khorne - khorne
Tzeentch - zteentch , teentch, steentch
Nurgle - nurgle, nurrrrggle(!), nurgl, nörgl, nörgul
Slaanesh - slaanesh
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