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Wip3ou7
06-08-2015, 11:07 AM
Hello there, I wasn't sure where to post this... The folks at High-Rez seem to be pretty deliberate about pronunciation with names like He-Bo ("Hah Bwa") and Ah Puch ("Ah Puash"). I would just like to share that "Nemean" is pronounced "Neh-may-in", not "knee-me-in". My family is from Nemea, Greece and I have been there many times. This is how Greek people pronounce Nemea ("Neh-may-uh"). Smite pro-game announcers and official twitchers frequently use and mispronounce the name, I assume because this is how wikipedia claims it is pronounced, which is incorrect. Thanks for listening!

Please listen to these Examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxXEN3_kbSg (at 4 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0SlXMgTHRs (at 12 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcknff7PBB4 (at 21 seconds)

Thanks again!

McKnightrider
06-08-2015, 11:24 AM
Knee-Me-In. It's pronounced Knee-me-in dammit!
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Nemean?s=t
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Also after watching the announcers, its Ah-Wheel-Licks for awilix, not Ah-wheel-lish.

Wip3ou7
06-08-2015, 01:28 PM
Knee-Me-In. It's pronounced Knee-me-in dammit!
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Nemean?s=t


Except that no :P

As far as how Awilix is pronounced, I have no idea.