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Pronunciation of ArcheAge

NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

How do you pronounce it? What if you're pronouncing it wrong? Do you care? I do. Hence this post.

 

Pronunciation

According to proper English it should be Ar-kee-Age. Listen here. There are two ways of pronouncing it properly.

This is in line with words that have the same prefix such as archeology and archetype.

But this does not roll off the tongue as well as Ark-Age does. 

Jake Song has stated that it is pronounced Ark-Age.

Pronouncing ArcheAge with the Arche as in 'march' is not correct.

 

The word Arche

"Arche (?ρχ?) is a Greek word with primary senses 'beginning', 'origin' or 'first cause' and 'power', 'sovereignty', 'domination' as extended meanings."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arche

 

How does it fit in with the lore?

From what's known so far: http://archeagewiki.com/Setting

"In the ancient days, our ancestors used to live on a highly civilized continent, but they had to flee to East and West without a reason we know about.

In ArcheAge, you begin playing two thousand years later, and you must find the cause of that big disaster, while simultaneously quenching your curiosity, enjoying the game and exploring the world."

From what I gather this can indicate some kind of beginning. Origin Age or some such.

 

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  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon

    I'm pretty sure it's pronounced: "Sandbox Messiah"

     

  • dinamsdinams Muriae, VAPosts: 1,362Member

    Man, seriously, find something better to do

    No offense

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  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

    Originally posted by tom_gore

    I'm pretty sure it's pronounced: "Sandbox Messiah"

    Sandpark :p

     

    Originally posted by dinams

    Man, seriously, find something better to do

    No offense

    None taken! I am well aware.

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member
    AR-chee-AH-jay
  • LlexXLlexX HungaryPosts: 197Member
    We had a debate about this already on another forum, firstly we thought it should be pronounced as arch+age, then an official response came, that it should be pronounced as ark+age, like if you would say dARK+AGE without the "d" letter.
  • SinsNotLiesSinsNotLies Toronto, ONPosts: 11Member
    I pronounce it as either Ark-Age or Arch-Age.
  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,321Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LlexX
    We had a debate about this already on another forum, firstly we thought it should be pronounced as arch+age, then an official response came, that it should be pronounced as ark+age, like if you would say dARK+AGE without the "d" letter.

    Same..Ark(silent E) Age

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  • IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member

    i say it "Fing korean game i can not try/play because im not korean" i think that is how you say it correctly.....

     

    honestly though, does it really matter? it could be like archer age without an R wouldnt change anything people will just shorten it to A-A like they did auto assault and every other game since 1989..

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  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by LlexX
    We had a debate about this already on another forum, firstly we thought it should be pronounced as arch+age, then an official response came, that it should be pronounced as ark+age, like if you would say dARK+AGE without the "d" letter.

    Well...I still think they're wrong but I'll concede...it's their game after all. 

    Do you remember on which forums the official response was posted?

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,290Member Uncommon
    afaik its just pronounced  'ark-age' at least, thats how it would be pronounced in english. in other languages.. anybodies guess.image
  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by Phry
    afaik its just pronounced  'ark-age' at least, thats how it would be pronounced in english. in other languages.. anybodies guess.image

    http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=arche&submit=Submit

    That's English.

  • KillSwitch69KillSwitch69 Minneapolis, MNPosts: 22Member Uncommon
    Psyche is spelled with an e and is still pronounced psych. image
  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by KillSwitch69
    Psyche is spelled with an e and is still pronounced psych. image

    The variant of psyche (psych) is indeed pronounced as saik.

    The variant not referring to psych is still pronounced as saiki. Like so: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=psyche&submit=Submit or http://translate.google.nl/?hl=nl&tab=wT#ja/en/psyche (click the little listen icon)

  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSPosts: 777Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by KillSwitch69
    Psyche is spelled with an e and is still pronounced psych. image

    That word is said in two different ways with a few different meanings. So there is indeed a "psy-kee".

    But I've also just been referring to the game as "Arch", mainly because I only see it come up in passing and have never cared enough to look into it passed a video I watched a long time ago.

    I personally don't think the pronunciation of the name is at all important, though.

  • KillSwitch69KillSwitch69 Minneapolis, MNPosts: 22Member Uncommon
    I realize the differentiation between the two, I was merely pulling on the OP's leg.
  • 13lake13lake Posts: 295Member Uncommon

    It's Ark-Age, get over it, you wanna now why it's ark-age and nothing anything else ?

    Because i say so !

  • LlexXLlexX HungaryPosts: 197Member
    Originally posted by NBlitz
    Originally posted by LlexX
    We had a debate about this already on another forum, firstly we thought it should be pronounced as arch+age, then an official response came, that it should be pronounced as ark+age, like if you would say dARK+AGE without the "d" letter.

    Well...I still think they're wrong but I'll concede...it's their game after all. 

    Do you remember on which forums the official response was posted?

    There was a video interview when the Russians asked questions from XLgames, and they (Korean PR) pronounced it as Ark+Age, atm i can't find the source for discussion when they confirmed it. But you might call it differently on different languages.

  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoPosts: 885Member
    Originally posted by tom_gore

    I'm pretty sure it's pronounced: "Sandbox Messiah"

     

    You mean Hybrid Messiah.

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  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    "Ar-kee" Age sounds silly and childish.

    Ark-age sounds too much like a Disney/Pixar movie about life aboard Noah's Ark.

    Arch-Age sounds all emo as if it's the arch-nemesis of the age... so that makes it inherently more cool and edgy.

    I may or may not be 67% kidding.

     

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member

    Archeology

    ArcheAge

     

    Ar-ke-olo-gee

    Ar-ke-age

     

    what's the probelm?

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  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by LlexX
    Originally posted by NBlitz
    Originally posted by LlexX
    We had a debate about this already on another forum, firstly we thought it should be pronounced as arch+age, then an official response came, that it should be pronounced as ark+age, like if you would say dARK+AGE without the "d" letter.

    Well...I still think they're wrong but I'll concede...it's their game after all. 

    Do you remember on which forums the official response was posted?

    There was a video interview when the Russians asked questions from XLgames

    Okay, thanks. Now I know what to look for.

    and they (Korean PR) pronounced it as Ark+Age, atm i can't find the source for discussion when they confirmed it.

    Wouldn't surprise me. I discussed this with a very well-spoken friend and he mentioned the word 'archetype' and how people pronounce it. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that many pronounce this as 'ark type' (hint, that's wrong). 

    But you might call it differently on different languages.

    Nope. I'm still talking about English. Proper English.

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by FromHell

    Archeology

    ArcheAge

     

    Ar-ke-olo-gee

    Ar-ke-age

     

    what's the probelm?

    Well, I'll be...someone who gets it. And where is hell? NY, NY, United States...greetings :)

  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member
    It's pronounced aeae all the other letters are silent.
  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

    Originally posted by BadSpock

    "Ar-kee" Age sounds silly and childish.

    Ark-age sounds too much like a Disney/Pixar movie about life aboard Noah's Ark.

    Arch-Age sounds all emo as if it's the arch-nemesis of the age... so that makes it inherently more cool and edgy.

    I may or may not be 67% kidding.

     

    Originally posted by Drakynn
    It's pronounced aeae all the other letters are silent.

    Of course this is all in the spirit of forum fun as well searching for an answer. Please don't picture me foaming at the mouth. imageimage

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Originally posted by FromHell

    Archeology

    ArcheAge

     

    Ar-ke-olo-gee

    Ar-ke-age

     

    what's the probelm?

     

    I thought it was more like Archangel, not archeology.  Just not sure why they put the "e" in there.  Or maybe more accurately, why words like Archangel don't have it.

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