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Krazy_Kefka
06-19-2002, 05:19 PM
Im just wondering how u really pronounce the name Tidus?

is it like ty-dus
or like tee-dus

this will haunt me to the day I die so I need some answers...fast!

By the way is it just me or does Tidus act like a homosexual?

Starrydale
06-19-2002, 05:32 PM
*Whaps him* It's pronounced Tee-dus and he does *not* act like a homosexual, kthx.

RedRaven
06-19-2002, 06:30 PM
WHAT?!?! What kind of name is Tee-dus! I went through the whole game believeing his name is Ty-dus. *signs* This is the only problem with Final Fantasy. We never hear the real pronounceation of the names.*sighs*

Um.....I know that this is should be in the FF9 forum, but since were on the topic and I don't think I should start another thread, is Zidane's name pronouced Zi-dan(like the male name Dan) or Zi-dane(like the dog breed "Great Dane")???

I always thought that the "e" was silent.

Setzer
06-19-2002, 09:17 PM
So Its Just Me And Kefka Who Think Its Tee-dus And If Anyone had A Name like that... Man Would they be Gay! i Can Imagine Tidus Saying "Hi Guys" With A Lisp And Waving his hand

Tekno
06-20-2002, 12:58 AM
If I may ever pronounce his name, I'll pronounce it as Ty-dus. Tee-dus just doesn't sound right o_o

RedRaven
06-20-2002, 03:38 PM
Thanks, I feel better now that I know I'm not the only one who thinks Tee-dus is a stupid name. I'll stick to Ty-dus thank you very much!!

Evad D'Aragon
06-20-2002, 04:59 PM
Well, I never thought of the pronounciation until I heard it on the special trailer that was included on the DVD of Final Fantasy : The spirits within...


I don't think Tee-dus is a bad name...then again, I may be used to this type of pronounciation since I speak French but...oh well...


Tidus didn't look like a gay to me...He was just ...cheeful and cry-baby. that's all.

TeknoBlade
06-20-2002, 05:20 PM
I thought that it was supposed to be pronounced Tie-dus as well, but then I heard how they talked about it on GameSpot and it is Tee-dus.

Also, I always pronounced Zidane with a short 'e', but then my friend said it was Zie-dane with a long 'i'. Couldn't tell you Raven.....

RedRaven
06-20-2002, 06:42 PM
Hmm.....(the question I'll take to my grave).....well thanks for answering anyway.....

Renia
06-21-2002, 10:34 PM
How is it pronounced *Tee-dus*? I've always said it *Ty-dus*...and isn't it how they say it in the game?

fascist socialist
06-21-2002, 10:40 PM
Miya,

They never say his name in the game, since you have the option to rename him. Yuna refers to him as the "New Guardian" I believe.

Tal
06-22-2002, 06:45 PM
Tee-dus? is that the spanish pronunciation? Tidus -should- be pronounced the way its spelled, Tie-dus. And as for Zidane, i always pronounced it Zih-Dane

Evad D'Aragon
06-23-2002, 09:03 AM
Well, as for Zidane, I've always pronounced the way it's written, mainly because of the star soccer player Zinedine Zidane...then again, the fact I speak French may have helped a bit for that.

Fujin
06-24-2002, 07:24 AM
I say Ty-dus (long I sound) as well. :uh?: There's one way to find out for sure. I read somewhere "Tidus" means "sun" in a dialect of Japanese. We need to find a pronounciation guide for said dialect. I'll research it when I get some free time because I'm a dork who likes things like that.


Originally posted by Teknojoe
Miya,

They never say his name in the game, since you have the option to rename him. Yuna refers to him as the "New Guardian" I believe.

Yeah, when he autographed the blitzball in the beginning of the game I thought "how are they gonna work this with the voice acting?!" I'm almost done the game and they have yet to make the mistake of saying his name out loud. I think they did a good job of it, too. There's only one scene where it really sounds awkward, where he's listening to the recording Yuna made and she's like "To Wakka... to Kimarhi... to Star Player of the Zanarkand Abes..." :rolleyes:

Raidenex
06-24-2002, 07:18 PM
Well, 'Ty-dus' is the only one that makes sense...it's a water-based came right, and the name Tidus is derived from Tide, which is pronounced Tyde. So yea.

But on the International version, they interview the guy who voiced Tidus, and he pronounces it 'Tee-dus'...o_O

Renia
06-24-2002, 09:07 PM
Oh...but I know I heard it somewhere in the game...for some reason...

Rikku
06-24-2002, 09:40 PM
I think its tydus , or something close to that.

Raidenex
06-25-2002, 03:04 AM
Originally posted by Miya
Oh...but I know I heard it somewhere in the game...for some reason...

...you never hear Tidus' name pronounced in game...the scenes with Yuna just don't sound right unless she says "Tidus...i'll always be yours..."

...I always disagreed with changing names, anyway.

snowprincess1617
07-05-2002, 05:31 PM
I do believe that I heard that Tidus was pronounced Teedus...I think I read it on the official FFX site.

chronoserge
07-21-2002, 11:06 AM
IT's Ty-dus......get it? Like after a Tide which is associated with water and the whole game has a lot of water in it. Like how ff 7, 8 and 9's characters are all named after wheater things.......Trust me, it's Tidus and teedus sounds really.....odd.

snowprincess1617
07-21-2002, 03:13 PM
Yea....that whole teedus on the official FFX site...I was just joking. >.< It's not there sorry!

Starrydale
07-21-2002, 03:19 PM
Da, I remember hearing Tidus' voice actor pronounce it "Tee-dus" And it was on that square site. O_o

Koenma
07-22-2002, 02:44 AM
I don't care what's wrong and what's right, I pronounce names the way I want them to sound....

Tidus- Ty-duss
Zidane- Zy-dayn
Chocobo- Cho-coo (long on the "o")-bow(as in bow and arrow)
Irvine- Eye-er-veen (possibly the weirdest pronounciation of any...o.O;; )

toocool223
07-22-2002, 11:40 PM
i pronounce it tie-dus, i geuss its the same as ty-dus but who cares.

Fujin
07-29-2002, 08:38 PM
If Square really does end up making a FFX sequel, won't we hear Tidus's name in it?

EDIT: Found something!!! O_O On the official FFX site, there's a behind the scenes section where they interview the game's creators. One interview is of Tidus's voice actor and it's a QuickTime movie. Unfortunately, the piece of crap I'm using to access the internet has no sound card. >_< Anyone else want to listen? I'll listen once I get my computer up and running.

Starrydale
07-30-2002, 09:10 AM
Da, Fujin, that's how I found out Tidus' name was pronounced Tee-dus and not Ty-dus. ^-^ I heard the interview and the dude pronounced it Tee-dus, so.. o_O

Btw; Konema, please keep this FFX only, and no other ff's ^^

Evad D'Aragon
07-30-2002, 02:34 PM
Well, not only have I heard on Square's official FFX site with the voice actor's interview , but I also heard on the Final Fantasy : The Spirit Whithin DVD...There's a sneak peek of FFX on it , and it says " A young adventurer named "Tee-dus" (...) embark on a epic journey"


Since the trailer is officially made by Square itself, how can you still doubt how it's pronounced ? :p

Angel*Rinoa
07-30-2002, 03:14 PM
It's Ty-dus
You'd think you'd all know seen as though there are voices in the game...saying his name all way through :eye: :rolleyes:

Fujin
07-30-2002, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Angel*Rinoa
It's Ty-dus
You'd think you'd all know seen as though there are voices in the game...saying his name all way through :eye: :rolleyes:

This has already been brought up before in this thread: Tidus's name is NEVER said out loud in the game. He is always called "son of Jecht" or "Star of the Zanarkand Abes" or "Hey you" or whatever. "Tidus" is never said. For the most part whoever wrote the script did a good job with it, but there are a few scenes where it really, badly, stands out. Seymour has an entire conversation with him in which he continually says "Son of Jecht" this and "Son of Jecht" that. There's a scene where Yuna addresses her guardians, "Wakka... Lulu.... and the Star of the Zanarkand Abes." Jecht calls him "kid." Even Auron calls him "new guy," even though Auron is the one character who has actually known for a long time.

I've been saying Tye-dus, but I think now I'm trying to say "Tee-dus," since that's how it's supposed to be. (Besides, I'm trying to learn Japanese and "Teedus" is how it should be pronounced in Japanese.)

chronoserge
07-30-2002, 04:20 PM
I refuse to call him teedus, and that's that. It sounds incredibly stupid and weird, and it dosn't make sense either. CAuse it should be Tidus, after the weather effect and cause the game has lots of water and cloud and squall and zidane are all named after weather stuff's, so it's Tidus. it's pronounced the way it's spelled, if it was teedus, it would be spelled tiedus, but it's not, it's Tidus.

Angel*Rinoa
07-31-2002, 06:38 AM
Ohhh......Whatever........

ACTUALLY EVERYONE!!!!
I remeber where I heard his names said!!!! I got DVD with my game that interviews the person who did Tidus voice....and all way through the interview he is saying Tee-dus....but when they interview the person who did Yuna's voice...she says Ty-dus..........oh this is just too confusin for me :confused:

snowprincess1617
07-31-2002, 08:12 PM
I think its that whole tomato thing..ya know. Just pick your favorite and say it the way you want.

Fujin
08-01-2002, 04:07 PM
Someone said that it should be "Tye-dus" because all the main characters in recent FF games have had weather elements for (Cloud, Squall... err, what's a Zidane?) so Tidus should be a reference to tides. But I read that "Tidus" (pronounced "Teedus") is "Sun" in the Okinawan dialect of Japanese. (Not sure what sun is in regular Japanese. I'll have to look it up.)

chronoserge
08-04-2002, 02:38 PM
But sun is not a weather affect my friend..........:P but a tide is, and since the whole game has a very water feel too it............I just think the real pronunciation is Tyedus. I just pronounce it the way it's spelled.

Fujin
08-04-2002, 04:48 PM
"Terra" isn't a weather element either, but it refers to the environment, like clouds or squalls or the sun.

What's a Zidane? :confused:

RK
08-07-2002, 12:28 AM
bleh. in japan its pronounced TEE-DUS cause the japanese alphabet A I E U O , I is pronounced like EE. in america, its TIE-DUS

MogKnight
08-07-2002, 12:46 AM
I guess Tee-dus is what Square wanted us to call him. I still perfer saying Tie-dus, even though it is spelled "Titus" if you say it that way.

Hmm.... I just think that it's amazing how they went through the whole game without even saying the Hero's name once. I was kinda shock to see a Name Entry for Tidus. o_O

CE
08-09-2002, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by Krazy_Kefka


By the way is it just me or does Tidus act like a homosexual?


I'm not sure how he acts, but he sure looks like one. =P

Fujin
09-05-2002, 04:46 PM
I was just thinking, won't we hear Tidus say his name in Kingdom Hearts?

And what I said previously about "Teedus" being the correct Japanese pronounciation, I take it back. If "u" in Japanese is pronounced like the "oo" in "moon," that makes "Tidus" "teedoos." :uh?: Well, I'm still saying "Teedus" until his name is actually said in a game.

Kie
09-06-2002, 04:38 AM
Wait, having not played the game yet, i dun know. But doesn't it ever once say his name in the game?? Doesn't it have voices?

Mystery_Man
09-06-2002, 07:44 AM
No that's been brought up twice that his name is never said in the game because you can change it. Teedus is the way the voice actor pronounced it so that's probably our best source. Unless someone is fluent in Japanese and can clarify.

If they do make a sequal to FFX I'd say that you'll play as Tidus again, you'll just rescue him shortly after the game starts and be able to change his name again. Least that's my theory and I'm sticking to it =).

Marceline
09-06-2002, 09:31 AM
I've always said it ty-dus, but of course, I could be wrong, as I've obviously never heard it pronunced by anyone but myself and my fellow gamers. It always amuses me to see people all up in arms, vehmently defending their pronunciation when there's really no surefire way to know you're right. Personally, I jusy go with ty-dus
because I think I would lose whatever respect I had for a man named tee-dus. *Shudders* If I was named tee-dus, and found myself in a world where no one knew who I was, I think I'd lie about my name.

EDIT: As to the interviews, you'll notice that the voice actors are even varied on how they pronounce Tidus's name. I think they're as clueless as we are.

Fujin
10-27-2002, 07:02 AM
Just played Kingdom Hearts. Wakka calls him "Teedus." I win. :D

chronoserge
10-27-2002, 01:14 PM
It's because of Wakka's accent! Im gonna call him Tidus! the way it is spelled! and nobody is gonna stop me! buahahahahahahah.

eurotrance
11-21-2002, 09:38 PM
no , wtf is teedus , not possible , if his name is pronounced that way , the game is just gone - why - why would the creators do such a thing. it has to be Tidus. as in - ty-dus.

Kenji
11-22-2002, 04:32 PM
WTH!! I've always thought it was TY-DUS. Where on earth did this TEE-DUS come from. Oh well, sob sob.

Teedus
07-08-2008, 12:55 PM
yall mother fuckers who keep saying that Tidus pronounce tydus, yall wrong, its teedus, you should buy Final Fantasy XII Collector's Edition watch the DVD and listen, and it will say the guy name Tidus teedus the main guy from FF10, Tydus whatever is kinda gay if you tell me, fuck im sick and tired of that bullshit, its Teedus yall ignorant mother fuckers, TEEDUS, TEEDUS, and not tydus, one more time, TEEDUS TEEDUS, to all people who thinks or already knew that i was right, good for you guys, i knew it was TEEDUS all along, i've known FF10 since 2001, yall made me sick making other people thinks that its pronounced Tydus, One last time

TEEDUS
TEEDUS
TEEDUS
yall got that
you should believe it or not

Teedus
07-08-2008, 12:59 PM
yall mother fuckers who keep saying that Tidus pronounce tydus, yall wrong, its teedus, you should buy Final Fantasy XII Collector's Edition watch the DVD and listen, and it will say the guy name Tidus teedus the main guy from FF10, Tydus whatever is kinda gay if you tell me, fuck im sick and tired of that bullshit, its Teedus yall ignorant mother fuckers, TEEDUS, TEEDUS, and not tydus, one more time, TEEDUS TEEDUS, to all people who thinks or already knew that i was right, good for you guys, i knew it was TEEDUS all along, i've known FF10 since 2001, yall made me sick making other people thinks that its pronounced Tydus, One last time

TEEDUS
TEEDUS
TEEDUS
yall got that
you should believe it or not

Slavka
07-08-2008, 03:15 PM
I think someone needs to calm down a bit...

Teedus
07-23-2008, 11:43 AM
I think someone needs to calm down a bit...

teedus

Meltigemini
07-23-2008, 03:59 PM
Welcome to 6 years ago land, where no-one gives a shit any more

Ngrplz
07-23-2008, 07:30 PM
I can't believe I started this thread 6 years ago....and people are still discussing it O_o

It is tee-dus, they mention it on Kingdom Hearts.

execrable gumwrapper
07-23-2008, 07:43 PM
No, it's more of a tomayto/tomahto type thing.

Jimsocom
07-23-2008, 11:29 PM
Here's the way it goes: During an interview about FFX, the representative called him Tee-Dus, but during an interview about FFX-2, the rep called him Ty-Dus. So, in FFX, his name is Tee-Dus, in FFX-2 his name is Ty-Dus.
In KH it's pronounced Tee-Dus, just thought I'd throw that out. But most people, including me, pronounce it Ty-Dus because it sounds cooler and it's amore common pronounciation of the name.

Ngrplz
08-07-2008, 10:53 PM
Here's the way it goes: During an interview about FFX, the representative called him Tee-Dus, but during an interview about FFX-2, the rep called him Ty-Dus. So, in FFX, his name is Tee-Dus, in FFX-2 his name is Ty-Dus.
In KH it's pronounced Tee-Dus, just thought I'd throw that out. But most people, including me, pronounce it Ty-Dus because it sounds cooler and it's amore common pronounciation of the name.


And in FFX-3, Shuyin will be pronounced Shoe-In. XD

Neo Xzhan
08-08-2008, 02:09 PM
Here's how it goes, I close this shit.