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Pronunciation of ArcheAge

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  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member

    I see this is not one of ours every day topics and I'm glad I see it!

    So...

    I know it should be pronounced as arkee (ish)...

    But I do not like how that sounds, so I just pronounce it as: ARKAGE 

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  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member

    For a serious answer,unlike my last post,it probably should be pronounced Ark-ee-age but english is full of exceptions to every rule.Which is why it's a hard language for outsiders to learn compared to other languages.

    However I believe most peopel will pronounce it Ark-age because it rolls off the tongue better and common consensus will rule out in the end.

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

    Originally posted by Onomas
    Originally posted by NBlitz

    Originally posted by tom_gore

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

    Sandpark :p

     

    No such thing

    I did not coin the term anyways image As the game nears launch, we'll see the term come up more often.

    The game is a hybrid, as stated by XL Games and Jake Song himself. 

    Paraphrasing: The sandbox elements are not entirely dominant.

     

    Originally posted by korent1991

    I see this is not one of ours every day topics and I'm glad I see it!

    I'm glad you liked it! I was expecting more negative comments but all in all, aside from a couple, it was very polite and we have something better to go by now. I shall be changing the OP to reflect it.

     

    So...

    I know it should be pronounced as arkee (ish)...

    But I do not like how that sounds, so I just pronounce it as: ARKAGE (without the gayish EE's).

    Good comment.

    Could've done without the last bit. Even though gays are less gender role compliant, it does not mean we are all effeminate. image Just a little nitpick. You might not be fully aware how certain words come across to someone else.

     

    Originally posted by Drakynn

    For a serious answer,unlike my last post,it probably should be pronounced Ark-ee-age but english is full of exceptions to every rule.Which is why it's a hard language for outsiders to learn compared to other languages.

    However I believe most peopel will pronounce it Ark-age because it rolls off the tongue better and common consensus will rule out in the end.

    I think this is what it'll boil down to. Not because it's right, but because it rolls better off the tongue and consensus does dictate a lot in our society (e.g. 'ark-type' pronunciation being accepted).

    Like I stated earlier,  I'll change the OP to reflect it.

  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member
    Originally posted by NBlitz

    Good comment.

    Could've done without the last bit. Even though gays are less gender role compliant, it does not mean we are all effeminate. image Just a little nitpick. You might not be fully aware how certain words come across to someone else.

     

    yea, wasn't really aware of it when I typed it :D 

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  • edenzeroedenzero Phoenix, AZPosts: 16Member
    i pronounce it like google translator does, lol
  • UnseelieCourUnseelieCour GalashielsPosts: 46Member

    I agree with the OP, despite what the devs may have posted in a forum somewhere. I'm not saying I disagree with what the devs may have written, I've just been listening to them pronounce it in videos and they definitely no not pronounce it "ark-age". They don't pronounce it "ar-ke-age" either, which they should be if they are spelling it Archeage (OP is 100% correct on that).

     

    What I hear is "ar-kage". I think it is a localisation issue and it should have been written Archaege, with the "e" after the "a". That, to me, would suggest a pronunciation closest to what the devs say.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,642Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by NBlitz
    Originally posted by just1opinion
    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.

     

    This is accurate, the OP is mistaken.

    In response to that I later wrote:

    thus we have the pronounciation 'ark' followed by the proper pronounciation of the word 'age', giving us archeage.

    I don't agree that this is correct. It's not consistent with the other words that also contain arche+(rest of the word) like archetype, archaeology/archeology, archespore.

    I'm not sure how you pronounce those words, but I'm positive you pronounce them incorrectly.

    This is a new low in gamer arrogance, even for this crowd.

    Dev: "This is how we pronounce the name of our game."

    MMORPG.com poster: "You're wrong."

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  • Novic2Novic2 SydneyPosts: 74Member
    ITT: Grammar nazi circlejerk
  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

    Dev: "This is how we pronounce the name of our game."

    MMORPG.com poster: "You're wrong."

    It's clearly Ar- Cheage.  :sagenod:

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  • jdlamson75jdlamson75 Jacksonville, FLPosts: 984Member Uncommon
    I just call it AA (Ay-Ay).  Easy peasy.
  • flyingltjflyingltj Picayune, MSPosts: 4Member

    The literal translation of the game's name in Korean is "Age of Architecture"

     

    ArcheAge pronounced as if you were combining the words "Architecture" and "Age" is the correct pronunciation.

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,766Member Uncommon
    does it really matter? i like how arch-age sounds so i dont really care if its ark-age. As long as it is written correctly i dont give a fat rats ass how its pronounced :D

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  • SlukjanSlukjan Burlington, VTPosts: 254Member Uncommon
    arch-age sounds gay.  ark-age is better...ark-age is the answer.
  • MukeMuke BredaPosts: 2,168Member Uncommon

    "Ar-gie-Aaahhje"

     

    that's it.

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  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,699Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tom_gore

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

     

    This ^

    Although I hope swim trunks won't make it  the Western version...............

  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon

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  • VooDoo_PapaVooDoo_Papa Somewhere on a beach on the east coast, FLPosts: 883Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deleted User
    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?

    so shamed about something so trivial he deleted his account

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  • HerzyHerzy ZwollePosts: 183Member
    Originally posted by VooDoo_Papa
    Originally posted by Deleted User
    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?

    so shamed about something so trivial he deleted his account

    I deleted my account in a moment of pure anger with the moderation on these forums. Totally unrelated to the topic here...and if you read the OP I said there

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

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

    The OP was edited on 12/31/12 at 11:48:01 AM. The post you quoted was very early on in the thread when the discussion was going on...12/28/12 6:08:28 PM.

    Nothing to see here, folks.

  • AstraeisAstraeis AmsterdamPosts: 331Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Herzy
    Originally posted by VooDoo_Papa
    Originally posted by Deleted User
    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?

    so shamed about something so trivial he deleted his account

    I deleted my account in a moment of pure anger with the moderation on these forums. Totally unrelated to the topic here...and if you read the OP I said there

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

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

    The OP was edited on 12/31/12 at 11:48:01 AM. The post you quoted was very early on in the thread when the discussion was going on...12/28/12 6:08:28 PM.

    Nothing to see here, folks.

    My advice is to pronounce it every way you like.

    Why is this topic sticky?

    It takes one to know one.

  • CrusadesCrusades Columbus, OHPosts: 480Member
    If it's not pronounced how I want it to be pronounced, I'm not going to play it.
  • AstraeisAstraeis AmsterdamPosts: 331Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Crusades
    If it's not pronounced how I want it to be pronounced, I'm not going to play it.

    I can imagine that. In contrast, if it is pronounced the way I think it is, I don't want to play it anymore. :)

    It takes one to know one.

  • OrgoneOrgone Mansfield WoodhousePosts: 90Member

    Latest reports from Trion is that they are calling it 'The Emperors New Clothes'

    (at least when it gets translated from Korean for 1.2 that is)

  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 avondale, AZPosts: 962Member Uncommon
    Amazing we can get 8 pages, and counting,  in a thread about a game's name pronunciation.  :)
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,642Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sumdumguy1
    Amazing we can get 8 pages, and counting,  in a thread about a game's name pronunciation.  :)

    It is, according to the game's Producer at Trion, ARK-Age

     

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    GarbeAge

    /kidding

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