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 Post subject: Pronouncing the unit names
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:49 pm 
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Hey guys,

So I run a YouTube channel and I intend to play Transylvania at some point, and I want to do unboxings and battle reports and would like to avoid botching all the names of units.

Does anyone know a good place with guides, or can perhaps just tell me here? And yes; I know how to pronounce stuff like "town infantry" "saxon" and "gate" before someone opts to be snarky.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:05 pm 
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The English names should be pronounced normally in English. The hungarian names should be pronounced in Hungarian, which you have to check somewhere (yt?).

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Leszczyc wrote:
The English names should be pronounced normally in English. The hungarian names should be pronounced in Hungarian, which you have to check somewhere (yt?).


Yeah, it's still like Haiduk (hi-duke? Hey duck?), Szekely and Siemeni that are really throwing me off.

Some I can sort of sound out (Comatatus) and take a best guess, but the Hungarian stuff is causing me the most trouble.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:06 am 
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You can check 'haiduk' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4xc3dXDE5I&t=76 :D ;)

Try google translate, it is doing a good job lately with the pronunciation - if you type a word like Szekely, Semeni, Haiduk, etc. and set language to hungarian you can use small icon of a speaker below to get a quite nice idea how it should sound like.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:58 pm 
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robson wrote:
Try google translate, it is doing a good job lately with the pronunciation - if you type a word like Szekely, Semeni, Haiduk, etc. and set language to hungarian you can use small icon of a speaker below to get a quite nice idea how it should sound like.


I'll have to try that out tonight. Always hesitant to use Google translate for that sort of thing, but I'm trusting you here!


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LaBambaMan wrote:
Yeah, it's still like Haiduk (hi-duke? Hey duck?), Szekely and Siemeni that are really throwing me off.


Louis C.K.'s real name is actually Székely – apparently is's a close approximation to the Hungarian pronunciation. Today it's part of Romania, where they are called Secui. But I wouldn't sweat it; even if that's how Hungarians say it, it doesn't necessarily have the same pronunciation in English.

For haiduk, it just means outlaw. You can hear it at 0:38 here. You're welcome.


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