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Pronunciation of ArcheAge

NBlitzNBlitz ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904

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 TampereMember Posts: 1,981 Uncommon

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

     

  • dinamsdinams Muriae, VAMember Posts: 1,362

    Man, seriously, find something better to do

    No offense

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  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904

    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, HIMember Posts: 2,030 Uncommon
    AR-chee-AH-jay
  • LlexXLlexX SerbiaMember Posts: 199 Uncommon
    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, ONMember Posts: 11
    I pronounce it as either Ark-Age or Arch-Age.
  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAMember Posts: 1,326 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, MBMember Posts: 1,228 Uncommon

    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 ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904
    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 OxfordshireMember Posts: 7,897 Epic
    afaik its just pronounced  'ark-age' at least, thats how it would be pronounced in english. in other languages.. anybodies guess.image
  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904
    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, MNMember Posts: 24 Uncommon
    Psyche is spelled with an e and is still pronounced psych. image
  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904
    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, NSMember Posts: 1,078 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, MNMember Posts: 24 Uncommon
    I realize the differentiation between the two, I was merely pulling on the OP's leg.
  • 13lake13lake Member Posts: 561 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 SerbiaMember Posts: 199 Uncommon
    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 MonacoMember Posts: 885
    Originally posted by tom_gore
    I'm pretty sure it's pronounced: "Sandbox Messiah"  

    You mean Hybrid Messiah.

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  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIMember Posts: 7,974

    "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, NYMember Posts: 1,311

    Archeology

    ArcheAge

     

    Ar-ke-olo-gee

    Ar-ke-age

     

    what's the probelm?

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  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904
    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 ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904
    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, MBMember Posts: 2,030
    It's pronounced aeae all the other letters are silent.
  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904

    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, ILMember Posts: 3,159
    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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