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      Default Betty's Pronounciation

      it's a pity Betty's pronounciation is so terrible! she seems to have no idea how to pronounce vowels in certain ship names... it might be funny if it wasn't so annoying...

      if she'd kept tropical fish, she'd know how to pronounce Pleco, for example, common enough, and NOT pronounced plEEco!

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      Strange, nothing else is tagged pleco I find it quite cool, as if the computer is working it out rather than knowing what the word sounds like


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      Quote Originally Posted by Legartius View Post
      Strange, nothing else is tagged pleco I find it quite cool, as if the computer is working it out rather than knowing what the word sounds like
      Interesting idea to see it that way. Maybe it helps in future travels.

      I also find (hopefully found) it very annoying that so many words are mispronounced.

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      she also pronounces susanowa as susanuva

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      Pleco is short for the latin word Plecostomus, which is the genus for a large grouping of sucker-mouth catfish of the family Loricariidae...

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      Quote Originally Posted by DRAGON View Post
      she also pronounces susanowa as susanuva
      Hiya Peeps,

      Like Dragon, I also hate the way betty in TC now pronounces susanowa "su-zan-ah-vah" instead of "su-za-NOW-ah" like she did in reunion....

      Another that amuses me is the way she pronunces some missles/ships, like the rapier for instance, "Rap-EE-ah" instead of the way most people pronounce it "RAY-pee-ah"....

      That's my excuse & I'm sticking to it........

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      i like the way she pronounces the buster as bus tah =p
      makes me think she gonna say bus tah move and then some gigantic stage jumpdrives in from nowhere and everyone leaves their ship and jus starts break dancin possiblederail my bad =p


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      Boy, I'm glad someone brought this up, because I've been meaning to go on a rant about it myself!

      People living in different regions tend to pronounce things a bit differently, so the fact that Betty doesn't pronounce some words the same way I do doesn't really bother me. What DOES really bother me is that she often pronounces the SAME word in DIFFERENT ways. This is the part that actually breaks the game experience for me a little bit (because why would a real computer pronounce the same word different ways?)

      For example:

      "Rapier" - as someone already mentioned, she refers to the Rapier missile as a "RAP-ee-er"... fine... except she calls the Terran M5 Rapier a "RAYP-ee-er." Which is it, Betty?

      "Rhy" - one of the Split families. In the sector "Family Rhy," she pronounces it "RYE." However, in the adjacent sector (I can't remember whether it's Rhy's Desire or Rhy's Crusade, maybe both) she pronounces it "REESE'S"... just like the peanut butter cups!!

      "Kha'ak" - let's be honest. They really should have named this alien race something else, at least for the English version of the game. The cut-scenes from X3:Reunion were hilarious to listen to. Apparently, for Terran Conflict, someone told Betty that it was rude to say "KAHK," so now she pronounces it as either "KAHHH" or "KAHR." (?)

      But the most annoying of them all.....

      "Xenon."

      Come on, folks. It's not that hard to pronounce. I mean, it's in the dictionary. It's the name of an inert gas used in some light bulbs (such as strobes and movie theater projection lamps) and a few other scientific applications. It's from the Greek root Xenos, meaning "strange" or "alien." So why does Betty say...

      "ZEE-non"

      "ZEH-non"

      and the most annoying...

      "KSEE-non"

      ...when she pronounces that "x" as "KS," it really makes me want to bash the monitor in. And when I'm clearing out an entire "KSEE-non" sector, naturally I'm targeting multiple enemies in rapid succession... and I have to listen to:

      "KSEE-non M"
      "KSEE-non M"
      "KSEE-non P"
      "KSEE-non Q"

      ARRRRGH!!!

      LOL thank you guys for letting me vent!


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      Well, you should be glad to hear Betty with just 1!!! voice. Try to switch to germen settings and jump/fly to Jupiter2... You will feel like a geek who's running to different navigation systems in his car simultaneously... and one voice uses a tonebox and is not female.


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      I think I'm going to switch over to German just to try that now


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