Questions tagged [pronunciation]

For questions relating to the pronunciation of nonstandard terms in role-playing games, especially neologisms or proper nouns.

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When did the change from "die" to "dee" occur? [duplicate]

When speaking about dice, some older gamers will say "die-6", compared to the more common (and seemingly younger) pronunciation of "dee-6". The only real points of reference I have ...
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How do you pronounce "Mhurren"?

It's listed as a male half-orc name in 5e PHB. The question review process is telling me this question is "subjective and... likely to be closed", but the "similar question's list" ...
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How do you pronounce "chasse"?

My group just started a new chronicle and we're trying to figure out how to say "chasse" out loud. Chasse This Trait describes how well stocked, vulnerable, and rich the domain is as a ...
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"Dee-twenty" and "die-twenty" pronunciations

(I asked this question recently on reddit, and got a mixed assortment of not-quite answers.) Most gamers pronounce, e.g., 'd20' as "dee-twenty", or '3d6' as "three dee-six". But a ...
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How do I pronounce numbers in game editions?

Most game systems use regular English words for their names. If you don't know how to pronounce "dungeon" or "dragon", or any other regular word, e.g. Cambridge dictionary is of ...
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How do you pronounce "geas"?

How is the word "geas" in the spell Geas/Quest meant to be pronounced? I've found conflicting information on the internet and none that I could trace to a reputable source.
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How do you pronounce Yuan-ti?

I've heard Yuan-ti pronounced in various different ways by different people or video games (but some of these would have been English people and some would have been American, so there's that aspect ...
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How do you pronounce Firbolg?

This has really been bugging me. I have always pronounced Firbolg as Fur-bolg, but I have heard other people pronounce it like Fear-bolg. What is the official pronunciation?
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How is "slaad" pronounced?

Is there any official pronunciation guideline for how to pronounce "slaad"?
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How do I pronounce the "Taol" coin from Waterdeep?

In the city of Waterdeep, there's a coin called a "Taol" worth 2 gp. I find the description of the coin in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist on page 169, but it's not on the pronunciation guide on page 4. I'm ...
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How does one pronounce THAC0?

AD&D 2nd edition had a key number for each character called “To Hit Armor Class Zero”, abbreviated “THAC0”. Back when this was the current edition, my friends and I argued over whether it should ...
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How is Chult pronounced?

How is "Chult" pronounced? Is it /tʃʌlt/ or /tʃʊlt/ in IPA?
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How does one pronounce Strahd von Zarovich?

I'm running the AD&D module "Ravenloft," and I was wondering how I should pronounce the name of the main character, Count Strahd von Zarovich. Is his first name pronounced "strahd," or "strad?" ...
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How do you pronounce “svirfneblin”?

In a campaign I'm writing, an aged sage sends my party to the Underdark to aid Deep Gnomes against a Drow takeover. The group that will be playing this has read R.A Salvatore's books and knows both ...
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How does one pronounce "Mekillot"?

In the Dark Sun campaign setting, there are creatures called "Mekillot" - and I am having the hardest time trying to figure out how to pronounce their names! Is it hard, like "Me-Kill-Lot", or soft ...