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 Post subject: How do you say Hirot?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:47 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: How do you say Hirot?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:49 am 
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"Hear-rot" ? There was another thread about this I believe.


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 Post subject: Re: How do you say Hirot?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:16 am 
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Galadrin wrote:
"Hear-rot" ? There was another thread about this I believe.


Indeed. It was inspired by Heorot in the saga of Beowolf.

Colin


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 Post subject: Re: How do you say Hirot?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:23 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: How do you say Hirot?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:35 am 
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Or you can go with a French pronunciation: ee-rro ("hero" with a much longer "e")


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 Post subject: Re: How do you say Hirot?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:29 pm 
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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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