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The Pronunciation Thread

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by anonymousnick2001, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Metal is a diverse subset of music, and under this vast umbrella of styles and interpretations lie the various languages spoken by metal connossieurs, fans, and the musicians spread across the world. Although it is a testament to metal's cross-pollination and diversity, the use of such a wide palette of languages, not to mention the various ethnicities and cultures of the players has left many of us on the other side of the world a little iffy as far as pronunciation or meaning.

    Use this thread to clear up any misconceptions about pronouncing band names, member names, song titles, or deciphering any meanings behind any of them.

    My first few are band names: Borknagar, Gorgoroth, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum, and Asmegin.
     
  2. Intoxicator

    Intoxicator Hell On Earth

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    Very good idea for a thread. Here's mine:
    Suidakra
    Quo Vadis

    Amon Amarth means Mount Doom in Elven (LotR), and I'm pretty sure it's pronounced "Uh-mon Uh-Marth." Gorgoroth is also from LotR. It is a wasted plateau in Mordor and means "place of very great dread." I think it's pronounced just how it looks. Borknagar is "Ragnarok" rearranged, with a "B" thrown in there.
     
  3. Ben_t

    Ben_t Member

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    I've always wondered how to pronoune : Nagelfar and Myrkskog.
     
  4. genocide roach

    genocide roach DOOOOOOOOOOM

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    naglfar is pronounced how its spelled. think nag- l -far

    for me: nephasth, tsjunder (im guessing the j is soft)
    ~gR~
     
  5. The Grimace

    The Grimace New Metal Member

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    I got these, though most of em are obvious...

    Borknagar= BORK-na-GAR

    Gorgoroth= GOR-GOR-awth

    Ensiferum & Asmegin are like they sound, with the accents on 'me' and 'fer'.

    Suidakra = The beginning of the world is that word farmers call pigs with, but faster.

    Quo Vadis = KWO-VAHD-IS

    Nagelfar = Naag-UHL-far

    Myrkskog = MEERK-skog (long 'O' sound, not short 'A'.)
     
  6. The Grimace

    The Grimace New Metal Member

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    Nephasth is exactly how it is spell, it's just hard to actually say. :D

    Tsjunder - Beginning of the word is a sort of a guttural D and Z combined sound, like DZ-YOON-DARE.

    Keep em coming, I'm good at this shit!
     
  7. MasterOLightning

    MasterOLightning Optimator

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    Akercocke is a tough one. I think it just is a German pronunciation with the "e" as a soft "a". Anybody know the meaning of this one?
     
  8. Jaar-Gilon

    Jaar-Gilon Cuntaminated Cock Monkey

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    is Wyrd just "Wierd"?
    Astriaal. Drudkh. Hrossharsgrani.
    Myrddraal. Mytile Vey Lorth. Taake. Woods of Ypres (i know how to say Woods of:D clever me)
     
  9. The Grimace

    The Grimace New Metal Member

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    The sound of an exploding water buffalo.
     
  10. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I'd like to know how Taake is pronounced, thanks.
     
  11. The Grimace

    The Grimace New Metal Member

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    I'm gonna go with 'Tah-KAY', just an educated guess, I've never actually heard the name spoken before. Now that I think about it though, I can't really think of another way to say it. 'Tah-KEY' I guess, but that'd be stupid.
     
  12. Alex78

    Alex78 Fretbuzz Virtuoso

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    Suidakra (german band? so if it's meant to be pronounced german): Zooey-dah-kra
     
  13. lord667

    lord667 =UM=Heartburn

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    Akercocke is a more Germanic-sounding alias of Mephistopheles, one of the aristocracy of Hell. Simon Magus got it from something in which Akercocke appears to someone, says words, and does things.
     
  14. Henrik Main

    Henrik Main Hello

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    Hey, Grimace, why not leave this to someone who actually speaks the languages in question? :p

    Just crank up the volume and listen to these correct pronounciations:

    Asmegin

    Myrkskog

    Tsjuder

    Taake
     
  15. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Henrik Main, now I know your love for me is real, twice you have helped me today. :D
     
  16. Henrik Main

    Henrik Main Hello

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    Indeed, I do love you. Now you can be cool and diss all the other kids who don't pronounce Taake correctly :p
     
  17. Melodeath

    Melodeath Moonbow

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    This thread is SUCH a good idea.

    Ypres - ee-pray (as soemone already said)

    For now: How do you pronounce Drudkh?
     
  18. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    If you want to use actual latin, 'v's are actually pronounced like the present-day 'w' (in America at least, I know in Finland they do it, too). So it would be Kwoh Wa-Diss.

    It's the name of the capuchin monkey in Faust.

    If I ever had to say it, I would say "DROOD-k" with the 'k' being just the sound a 'k' would make.
     
  19. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    If you were cool like me you would have books on how the languages of Middle-earth are pronounced. :Spin:
     
  20. The Grimace

    The Grimace New Metal Member

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    I've listened to so much black metal, I think I do speak Norwegian now. I'm kvlt as fvck. :cool:
     

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