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Subject: Help me pronounce these AO names pls. rss

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I recently got the Arkham Horror game as a gift. I have to say that I love the game however I have no idea how some of these names are pronounced. Their spellings are very alien to me. I give them my best but I would like to know how to correctly say the names so I do not sound like an idiot to other players who knows them already. I think the only name that I can say correctly is Cthulhu because I have heard it said so many times by other gamers. So I would really appreciate it if someone who knows these names could help me out. Thank you in advance!

Ithaqua
Nyarlathotep
Azathoth
Yog-Sothoth
Shub-Niggurath

From player made Cards:

Cyaegha
Ubbo-Sathla
Eihort




 
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They are mostly as they are written:

Ithaqua.......Ith-a-qua
Nyarlathotep.......Nyar-lath-o-tep
Azathoth.......Az-a-thoth
Yog-Sothoth.......Yog-Soth-oth
Shub-Niggurath.......Shub-Nig-gur-ath
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diamondspider wrote:
They are mostly as they are written:

Ithaqua.......Ith-a-qua
Nyarlathotep.......Nyar-lath-o-tep
Azathoth.......Az-a-thoth
Yog-Sothoth.......Yog-Soth-oth
Shub-Niggurath.......Shub-Nig-gur-ath


Thats how I pronounce them, with one exception.

Nyarlathotep: I go Nyar-lat-ho-tep.

Bubba Ho-Tep has corrupted my mind though.
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Bear in mind with Mythos pronunciations that these are not Earthly names, and the spellings are merely the closest replication possible with our alphabet and voicebox. In other words, there is no right or wrong way.

I pronounce the following as so:

Cyaegha: Ky-ay-gah
Ubbo-Sathla: Ub-bo-saff-lah
Eihort: Eye-Hort
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Thank you guys. That really does help.
 
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BradH wrote:
Bear in mind with Mythos pronunciations that these are not Earthly names, and the spellings are merely the closest replication possible with our alphabet and voicebox.


Quite right. In some of Lovecraft's stories, mostly the ones written with August Derleth, there is mention of many alternate spellings of Cthulhu such as Katahloo and Theylau.

When saying the names out loud I think we should emulate Dorie's attempts at whale speech in Finding Nemo. goo
 
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I prefer Gnarly-Ho-Tep.
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When saying the names out loud I think we should emulate Dorie's attempts at whale speech in Finding Nemo. goo


Ha! That is hilarious! Hmmmmm... KaaaathhhHHooOOOOooooLLooooooOOOO! Hmmm..
 
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