View Full Version : Pronounciations

06-23-2002, 11:47 AM
While everyone is talking about all kinds of pronounciations, why not just discuss it in this topic?

Let's see, I am not quite sure how you would pronounce:


I've always pronounced them like Vur-oh-a, My-u, N-eyes-a-root, Bell-gem-ean, but I've heard it in more ways and I just wanted to know what the majority think it is.

Also, would it be If-rit or Eye-frit? Thanks in advanced!

06-23-2002, 06:19 PM
Well I know for sure that it is If-rit not Eye-fit. I can't really explain why but just believe me.

I pronouce Belgimine exactly how it is written, Bell-gi(with no i or e sound)-mine.?
I think she says it when you first meet her. I'm not sure though.

I'm sure I'll think of a few later because I'm always asking myself pronounciation questions.

06-23-2002, 10:28 PM
Well, I've always thought of it as:

Vuroja :: Voo-row-hah
Miyu :: Mee-you
Nizarut :: Nye-za-root
Belgimine :: Bell-gim-in-ee
Ifrit :: If-rit

I really don't care about what else. That's what I'm used to saying.

06-24-2002, 07:18 AM
I pronouce Ifrit "Eye-friht," but I know for a fact that's wrong. In some mythology or folklore (I want to say Arabic but I really don't remember) there's a fire demon whose name is translated into English as "Aefreet" or something along those lines. Back in the day, there was a severe limit on how many letters could be in a character's name (you know, in the snes and nes games how you can't give a character a name that's more than six letters?) So back when Ifrit first appeared in FFIV, they had to condense his name to five letters and made him "Ifrit." The correct pronounciation is "Ee-freet."

06-24-2002, 01:24 PM
Ifrit comes from the Arabic Efreeti, which were similar to genies.

Materia Hunter
07-06-2002, 09:20 PM
Here's how I would pronounce them, but I'm sure at least a couple are wrong. But I don't care. I'm still saying "Tye-dus!"

Vuroja Voor-oh-jah
Miyu My-you
Nizarut Ni-zaire-ut
Belgimine Bell-ji-myne
Ifrit If-rit

And I know this is a bit off topic, but I know someone who pronounces
Sephiroth: Seph-aye-ruth

and another who says

07-07-2002, 06:27 AM
I cringe whenever the "One Winged Angel" chorus sings "Sephy-roth." That sounds so stupid. >_< I say "Seph-ih-roth."

07-08-2002, 05:07 AM
I have a friend who says things in the following:

Aurochs = Our- rocks
Wakka = Wake-a
Ifrit = Eye-fright
Zidane = Z-eye-dan-e
Freya = Fry-ya
Quina = Kai-nay
Vivi = Vie-vie

And he plays games all the time!

07-08-2002, 09:22 AM
He says "Wake-a" even though the voice actors all say "Wah-ka?"

I haven't played FFIX yet but when I do it's going to be weird because I had a great-aunt named Vivi. :uh?: And I'm not sure who Freyja is in FFIX (I think I've seen pictures of her. Isn't she a red mage or something?), but the Norse goddess "Freyja" I think is pronounced "Fray (long "A" sound) - yuh."

07-08-2002, 03:56 PM
Yeah, that's how I pronounce it, but he tells me that I am wrong! :lol :rolleyes:


And Freya is a member of the Royal Dragon Knights of burmecia who travels in search of her long lost love.

edit: no need for attachements. find yourself some space to uploads thing if you need it.

07-08-2002, 04:02 PM
Uh, what species is she? o_O

07-08-2002, 04:23 PM
Burmecian? lol

Vorn: Devourer of Worlds
07-09-2002, 12:34 AM
Is it Teye-dus or Tee-dus? I say it the first way, but my friend says it's the other way. Even if it is the second way, that's not stopping me from saying it wrong!

And is it Mage-us or Mag-us Sisters?

07-09-2002, 02:05 AM
Guys/Girls let's try to keep this on topic shall we? It was suppose to be a name pronounciation thread of certain FFX characters , so let's keep that in mind and forget the discussion about a dragon called Freya and other FFIX characters..
Thank you.

Anyway, I always pronounced Tidus as Tie-dus and the Magus Sisters as Mag-us :D

07-09-2002, 01:44 PM
Well then, could you move this topic into General FF?

07-19-2002, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by TeknoBlade

I just replayed the scene where you first meet Belgemine, and when she introduces herself she says her name. IIRC she pronounces it "Bel-guh-MEE-nay."