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Wyrdstone is pronounced:
Wierd-Stone
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Word-Stone
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Other (tell us!)
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PostSubject: Wyrdstone   Wed 25 May 2011 - 11:34

Is Wyrdstone pronounced 'Word-stone' or 'Wierd-stone'? Wyrd is the norse term often translated as destiny or similar. That is pronounced Wierd.

How do you say it?
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Wed 25 May 2011 - 16:32

Wee-rdstone to my ear Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Wed 25 May 2011 - 16:59

Wierd is pronounced Wee-rd here in California. How do you pronounce it? I love accents!
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Wed 25 May 2011 - 19:30

For me, Wyrd = weeeeeird.

Although, I'm kinda funky with pronunciations. For Magic the Gathering, I always pronounced Phrexian as "Fie-reex-ian". Worse still, my gamer mates mock me constantly for pronouncing Skaven with a proper British, "A", as in "SkAH-vun", rather than the more American "skeah-vin". It slips out sometimes, with much prodding and jeering each time.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 3:23

As it's spelled. Y
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 4:52

I usually pronounce things as they are spelled as well, consequently pronouncing it why-rd-stone


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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 5:00

In Vercuso we call it "Bloodfane shards" or just "treasure"

But Wyrdstone is pronounced "Wierd-Stone" here.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 5:06

I like the german version:
Morrs-Stone, because a splitter of Morr(the comet) destroyed Mordheim.

But if i use the english Version i say Wyrd as it is spelled like mrtn.

PS: http://dict.leo.org/forum/viewUnsolvedquery.php?idThread=234968&idForum=2&lp=ende&lang=de
this suggest, that wyrd comes from old german and means fate.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 5:07

In German, they changed it to Morrsstein (Stone of Morr). Of course it's a bit illogical, but at least there are no dificulties in pronounciation Wink

Still, I pronounce it as written, or with a sound somewhere between wierd and wyrd leaning towards y Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 5:46

If I find the person(s) I'm gaming/associating with are really annoying, I make it a point to mispronounce key words like "Wyrdstone"...it drives them NUTS! Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 6:09

DeafNala wrote:
If I find the person(s) I'm gaming/associating with are really annoying, I make it a point to mispronounce key words like "Wyrdstone"...it drives them NUTS! Suspect
You´re such a gentleman! I personally go with y-pronounciation, although I know it's a quite uncommon sound in most of the world's languages, so I think people are well off pronouncing it wierd-stone.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 10:51

"Pronounce it as it's spelled." If only it were that easy in English.

Skahven? I recall reading that the name Skaven came to be after some designers saw the band, "Kevin and the Ratmen" playing. The Emcee announced it as, "It'sssssssKevin and the Ratmen," and one of them said, "Skaven."

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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 12:03

Wierd-stone here.

And I say Skay-ven.

I suppose until GW include pronunciation guides (like White Wolf did for the Tzimisce) then whatever sounds right for you does the job Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Thu 26 May 2011 - 12:25

Ok then for Tzeentch: Zen-ch.
But I know some say T-zen-ch.

Sig-mar or Seeg-mar

"Zee" or "zed"
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Fri 27 May 2011 - 4:07

skaven: A possible origin. I always assumed it was taken from the word "scavengers".

Tzeentch: It's probably wrong, but I say "t-zenith". Don't emphasize the "ch" at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Fri 27 May 2011 - 9:55

It's weird stone for me. When I think of it said with a "Y" I'm reminded of the interview Steve McLaren ( seen here ) did, the question he answers around the 1min mark makes me smile.
On a serious note some national accients lend themselves to different pronounciations so It doesn't really bother me.

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If I find the person(s) I'm gaming/associating with are really annoying, I make it a point to mispronounce key words like "Wyrdstone"...it drives them NUTS!
I'm with you on this one Deafnala.

Tzeentch... I say this as zeen-ch ( the ee like in seen)
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Fri 27 May 2011 - 10:11

There is a pronunciation guide, somewhere (it might actually be in RoC: LatD), that has "Zeench," listed as the pronunciation of Tzeentch.

I'll try to find out where the "Kevin and the Ratmen" thing was, but I believe it was in an issue of Warpstone where they talked to the WFRP designers.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Sat 28 May 2011 - 22:51

New one just hit me... Clan "Skyre".

Is it "skyer" (rhymes with flier), "skier" (like the winter recreation), or "sky-ree". I tend to do the latter.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Sun 29 May 2011 - 2:21

StyrofoamKing wrote:
"skyer" (rhymes with flier),
This one. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Sun 29 May 2011 - 4:12

I'm with the Adm'rul on this one, Skyer for me too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Sun 29 May 2011 - 6:15

I pronounce it like Rata Mouse ( fictional childrens tv character ) would ( if he played WFB).... sky-ree
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Sun 29 May 2011 - 18:17

This is what I say but I cannot speak for the rest of my group...

wierd-stone
skay-ven
sig-mar
t-zeench (sounds like this is wrong though)
sky-ree
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Mon 30 May 2011 - 16:51

StyrofoamKing wrote:
New one just hit me... Clan "Skyre".

Is it "skyer" (rhymes with flier), "skier" (like the winter recreation), or "sky-ree". I tend to do the latter.
AHEM, they're called Clan Skryre which I pronounce scryer. Elf
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Tue 31 May 2011 - 3:58

Strange - I think I unconsciously added the "r" when I read it! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone   Tue 31 May 2011 - 9:15

mostly weirdstone, but when playing vampires, it has to be ffvieeerdstone.

also the flier rhyming skyre, and cheents (the ch being more like the chinese Qi sound)
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