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Shrevashal
Secretary
 
Posts: 33
Founded: Nov 22, 2022
Ex-Nation

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
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5980
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
Ex-Nation

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.

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The Kosaki City Authority
Secretary
 
Posts: 28
Founded: Jun 21, 2022
Ex-Nation

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
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 429
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
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IC✧───AITUIA───✧OoC
FIGHTING FOR THE REPUBLIC!
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Misdainana
Attaché
 
Posts: 99
Founded: Jun 01, 2022
Moralistic Democracy

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

Miss-dan-in-na-na
My own of fictional country are inspired of Greece and Byzantine or Balkan!

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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
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1198
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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18 March 2024
News: Popular author Ariki Rawhiti Rakau dies aged 58 | Conservative MP says children should be banned from purchasing alcohol | Unemployment rises while interest rates continue to climb | Weather: Tamaki  ☁ 24°C | Whakaara ☀ 16°C | Wharekorana ☀ 17°C | Kaiika ☁ϟ☁ 28°C | Kotiropai ☂⛆ 21°C | Rakipa ☀ 27°C |  Kaitohura ☀ 18°C

NS stats should be taken with a grain of salt completely ignored. Please consult factbooks instead.

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Eotaland
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 11
Founded: Nov 26, 2022
Ex-Nation

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.
Cyningríce 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.
Hwælatún Æfentíding: Record high number of shoppers as Christmas approaches | PM Hróðgarsson defends government's record as Leader of the Opposition Ósmundsson criticises income tax rise | Two killed in snowstorm outside of Ferscburna | Nasconalflocc performing poorly in polls as split fears persist | Football: Réafaren Middelford pull off surprise victory at FC Hwælatún

Overview | Parliament

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Turjakistan
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 46
Founded: Jun 05, 2022
Ex-Nation

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: 36
Founded: Sep 17, 2020
Ex-Nation

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

chuh-ROAD
Welcome to the Democratic People's Republic of Charode, established 1926 1959!
"Also the music is jazz" - The Almighty God of All Creation
BREAKING NEWS: Learn how this man fixed the concept of prices! (Bob Barker wants to use military-grade weapons to kill him!) - Human cloning technology has gotten to the point where you can't even blink without 238 Roger Craig Smiths appearing in your house and doing the can-can - Texas Roadhouse announces that they will be serving human flesh in their restaurants starting next week - The new iPhone is so powerful that it can actually make you a sandwich

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Kenowa
Envoy
 
Posts: 319
Founded: Nov 19, 2018
Ex-Nation

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

/keˈnoβa/
✿ Co Dimokratiá Tde Kenowa ★
"Prosperity Through Community"

He/Him, 17, Apparently a fascist, Argentinean
“We must create a kind of globalization that works for everyone and not just for a few.”
Nestor Kirchner

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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: 1464
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: 17
Founded: Nov 14, 2021
Left-Leaning College State

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
Ex-Nation

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

Ko-Vaas or Koi-Vase

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Horasia
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 54
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
Diplomat
 
Posts: 651
Founded: Sep 10, 2022
Democratic Socialists

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

KA-kard KA-lia
A democratic socialist state spreading over RL China, Russia, Mongolia, Scandinavia, and the 'Stans
Tier 11 Type 7 Class 0.714285
LGBTQ+ Rights: 96.9/100
Demsoc epistemological solipsist transgender lesbian with depression
We don't talk about JKR
Pro: UBI, UHC, true football, Ukraine, Taiwan, equity AND equality, right to arm bears, Sweden, immigration, general left-wing politics, LICENSED gun ownership
Anti: religion, capitalism, optimism, anarchy, humanity in general, gridiron, Russia, China, bigotry
If God exists, he's a f**king asshole
Microsoft fangirlie
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
This is Bunny. Copy and paste him into your sig to help him gain world domination.
GENERATION 32
Add one and copy-paste this into your sig. Social experiment

I'm 14

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Xaojie
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 109
Founded: Dec 28, 2018
Ex-Nation

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

Hwa-nan (huanan)

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Gandoor
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 10230
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 a Cinderace.
I'm transfeminine non-binary (but I don't mind or care if you refer to me as a woman).
She/They
27 years old
OOC Info
Twitter: @Sailor_Viola
Steam: Princess Viola
Mastodon: @princessviola@retro.pizza
TGs are welcome

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Chekrobnysk
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 8
Founded: Mar 19, 2022
Ex-Nation

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

Check-rob-nisk

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Huffmania
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Posts: 85
Founded: Jul 15, 2022
Ex-Nation

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.

IRL beliefs: Vermont progressive party

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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
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 18858
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: 163
Founded: Jan 19, 2017
Ex-Nation

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

Jah-krain
Don’t form the habit of Floccinaucinihilipilification

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