How do you say Hirot?

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How do you say Hirot?

Post by screenmonkey » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:47 am

I simply can't imagine mentioning this village from Doom of the Savage Kings without my players cracking jokes for the next 10 minutes.

Maybe I just have immature players. :mrgreen:

Hard T? Hard H? How do you say it without sounding like the bad stereotype of a chinese guy saying "hello"?

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Re: How do you say Hirot?

Post by Galadrin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:49 am

"Hear-rot" ? There was another thread about this I believe.

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Re: How do you say Hirot?

Post by Colin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:16 am

Galadrin wrote:"Hear-rot" ? There was another thread about this I believe.
Indeed. It was inspired by Heorot in the saga of Beowolf.

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Re: How do you say Hirot?

Post by Ynas Midgard » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:23 am

Assuming it is an English word, it may sound either /ˈhaiəɹət/ (rhyming to "pirate") or /ˈhɪɹət/ (and also probably /ˈhɪɹɒt/); however, I would definitely go with /ˈhirɔ/ (partly to achieve a Japanese sounding as the spelling strongly suggests it, and partly because of the slightly different sounds of Hungarian, my mother tongue)

Edit: Anyway, wrote it, posted it.

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Re: How do you say Hirot?

Post by sheriffharry » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:35 am

Or you can go with a French pronunciation: ee-rro ("hero" with a much longer "e")

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Re: How do you say Hirot?

Post by Rick » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:29 pm

Beowulf on Audible.com

Click on "Sample" beneath the book cover; listen for it approx 30 seconds into the clip.

He's actually saying "Heorot", but like Colin said, that's what inspired the name.

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