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Shrevashal
Secretary
 
Posts: 33
Founded: Nov 22, 2022
Democratic Socialists

How YN's name should be pronounced

Postby Shrevashal » Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:15 pm

Do you have a preferred way that you would like YN to be pronounced?

I know that this is primarily a text-based medium, but I see lots of nation names and I sometimes scratch my head about how they are pronounced, and I wonder if people look at my nation name and think, "okay, I can think of two ways of pronouncing that, which way would the poster pronounce that name?" This thread is an attempt to provide greater clarity (and pronunciation is a great thing to add to a Factbook!)

I'll start. As for Shrevashal, the natives would call it SHREV-uh-shal, but they're happy that you're making the effort.

We have a lot of posters here whose first language is not English. For those speakers of IPA phonetic it is /'ʃrɛv.ə.ʃal/ Even that's not a "universal language" since IPA phonetic is tilted toward English.

Maybe we try Esperanto? Ŝrevaŝalujo?

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El Lazaro
Minister
 
Posts: 2755
Founded: Oct 19, 2021
Left-wing Utopia

Postby El Lazaro » Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:34 pm

English: el luh-zar-oh
Spanish: el lah-sah-roh

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Aristoria
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 52
Founded: Nov 18, 2022
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Aristoria » Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:42 pm

Ah-riss-toe-ree-ah or Air-iss-toe-ree-ah, depending on how you read the first syllable. 'Ah' is the more proper pronunciation.
Welcome to the paradise beaches, mountain resorts, and alpine valleys of
 Λ R I S T O R I Λ 
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The Kosaki City Authority
Secretary
 
Posts: 28
Founded: Jun 21, 2022
Democratic Socialists

Postby The Kosaki City Authority » Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:47 pm

Kosaki City
Ko-sa-ki Si-ti
sa with a hard end no ah just a hard A
Ship girls are canon because the jmsdf uses them
exampleKaga this is the only example i can find on my chrome history but i know there's more

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The Aituia
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 179
Founded: Aug 24, 2022
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Aituia » Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:48 pm

Fe-de-ra-si ou-f Ait-u-a
We will fight for our existence, and for the Patriarchy!
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--Pacific nation with its map based on the Solomon Islands--

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Misdainana
Attaché
 
Posts: 72
Founded: Jun 01, 2022
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Misdainana » Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:10 am

Miss-dan-in-na-na
UNITED REPUBLIC OF MISDAINANA

Main: Overview/History/Map

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Nebula III
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Jun 10, 2022
Ex-Nation

Postby Nebula III » Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:16 am

It's just pronounced like how you'd pronounce the words
Too lazy to make lore, just spending some free time in this game

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Tangatarehua
Diplomat
 
Posts: 655
Founded: Sep 22, 2021
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Tangatarehua » Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:10 am

You just have to sound it out and you're fine:

"Tung" (always with a long a, never a short a) "a" "ta" "reh" "hu" a".

It's actually two words "Tangata" and "Rehua" together which makes the name look longer and scarier than it really is.
The Empire of Tangatarehua/Te Rangatiratanga o Tangatarehua
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Eotaland
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 7
Founded: Nov 26, 2022
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Eotaland » Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:14 am

Éotaland (ay-otta-land)
Last edited by Eotaland on Mon Jan 09, 2023 1:59 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Cyningríçe Éotaland | Kingdom of Eotaland
Méj God beorge ðis land | May God preserve this country
Éotaland (ay-ottah-land) is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising a small archipelago in the North Sea, tracing its origins back to early medieval Jutish settlers.
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Overview | Parliament | Men's national football team | Women's national football team

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Turjakistan
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 45
Founded: Jun 05, 2022
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Turjakistan » Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:16 am

Turjakistan
Turh-jah -ki-stahn
“Hold my bible and watch this!”
[*]Sildoria[*]
I’m way too lazy for this
THE CONFEDERATION OF TURJAKISTAN

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Charode
Secretary
 
Posts: 37
Founded: Sep 17, 2020
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Charode » Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:22 am

chuh-ROAD
Welcome to the Democratic People's Republic of Charode, established 1926 1959!
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Kenowa
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Posts: 68
Founded: Nov 19, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Kenowa » Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:27 am

/keˈnoβa/
did this nation radically change within the last months? dont worry, that's just me cringing at what i wrote and deciding to start from scratch for the 332th time (:


Kenowa!
Location: South America
Languages: """Spanish""" (heavily modified due to lore), Guarani, Quechua
Capital City: Parana City (not panama)
Alt-Lite with center-leftist views on economy and reactionary ones in society. (More detailed OOC factbook)
Pro: LGBT+, Pan-Manosphere Solidarity, Lulaism, Peronism, Individual Liberty, Free Speech
Neutral/Complicated: Socialism, Andrew Tate, Humanism
Anti: Feminism, Fascism (Especially Francoism), Surveillance, Neo Liberalism, Whatever it is that Trump and Bolsonaro are doing

★★★

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Nunaqujjuk
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 163
Founded: Aug 12, 2022
Ex-Nation

Postby Nunaqujjuk » Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:41 am

Noon-a-qoo-jak
NS STATS ARE NON CANON!!! USE FACTBOOK OF NUNAQUJJUK THANKS

Yosh got the roll we skrring
Double tap in the back with the German
Clock me an opp, wind down the window
Back out the spinner and burst him
I put bullets in numerous guys
Like, how come the opps ain't learning?
Teewizz got splashed and got murdered

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The Imagination Animals
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1210
Founded: Mar 27, 2020
Authoritarian Democracy

Postby The Imagination Animals » Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:26 am

Cross-oh-vir-e-ah
IC Name: Crossoveria
NS Stats are NOT canon!
This nation doesn't represent my views

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Hashari Darussalam
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 15
Founded: Nov 14, 2021
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Hashari Darussalam » Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:29 am

Huh-sha-ree Dah-rooss-suhluhm
The Corporate State of Hashari Darussalam || Economy is a Must, but People is number One!

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Kivoas
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 49
Founded: Jun 14, 2022
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Kivoas » Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:31 am

Ko-Vaas or Koi-Vase

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Horasia
Secretary
 
Posts: 31
Founded: Sep 20, 2022
Anarchy

Postby Horasia » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:05 am

Of course the pronouncication differs from language to language:

The english one is: Hoe-ray-gee-yaa; IPA [hoʊɹeɪʒiə]

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Cachard Calia
Envoy
 
Posts: 278
Founded: Sep 10, 2022
Democratic Socialists

Postby Cachard Calia » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:11 am

KA-kard KA-lia
A communist democracy spreading over RL China, Russia, Scandinavia, and the 'Stans
Tier 9 Level 0 Type 6
Member of the Communist Allied Defense Organization
Next two members get promoted to Senior Comrade-in-Arms! Also, we collect embassies!
Also a member of the Arctic-Pacific Treaty Organiztation
Marxist transgender lesbian with depression
We don't talk about JKR
Pro: UBI, UHC, true football, Ukraine, Taiwan
Anti: religion, capitalism, optimism, anarchy, humanity in general, gridiron, Russia, China, FIFA, Qatar
If God exists, he's a f**king asshole

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Xaojie
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 109
Founded: Dec 28, 2018
New York Times Democracy

Postby Xaojie » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:31 am

Hwa-nan (huanan)

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Gandoor
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 10044
Founded: Sep 23, 2008
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Gandoor » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:33 am

Gan-door, IPA: /gɛəndɔɹ/
OOC - Call me Viola
IC Flag|Gandoor Wiki|Q&A|National Currency Database
Reminder that true left-wing politics are incompatible with imperialism, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, and dictatorship in all forms.
Flag is currently Creamy Mami from Creamy Mami the Magic Angel
I'm feminine non-binary (but I don't mind or care if you refer to me as a woman).
She/They
OOC Info
Twitter: @Sailor_Viola
Steam: Princess Viola
TGs are welcome

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Chekrobnysk
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 8
Founded: Mar 19, 2022
Father Knows Best State

Postby Chekrobnysk » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:35 am

Check-rob-nisk

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Huffmania
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 65
Founded: Jul 15, 2022
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Huffmania » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:51 am

The huff should be pronounced like the word huff, as in huff and puff and blow your house down, and mania should pronounced like the word mania, like in kleptomania
Huffmania is a state atheist, state capitalist technocracy in Central Europe known for its totalitarianism
Flag and banner are not mine, huffmania does not represent my actual views and NS stats and policies are not canon.

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Slyakanya
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 20
Founded: Sep 17, 2020
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Slyakanya » Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:46 am

slyuh-KAH-nee-uh
IPA /sljə'kɑːniə/

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Southeast Marajarbia
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 11249
Founded: Mar 21, 2021
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Southeast Marajarbia » Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:47 am

The J's not silent.
Just a regular old II Superpower nation, and large scale trading empire that likes to have fun! You (the reader) can find me all over II nowadays, so I suggest having a chat.

Some NS stats are not canon. Nation represents some (not all) of my RL views

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Jacrain
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 160
Founded: Jan 19, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Jacrain » Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:06 am

Jah-krain
Don’t form the habit of Floccinaucinihilipilification

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