I got picked on by a guildy this weekend. ( in the nicest posible way)
” You say things funny”
It was because I say the names of some places in Wow differently.
I say Da-laran, everyone else says Dal-aran. I think Da-laran is a softer sound, and Dal-aran is too easy to put a harsh Ocka or Bogan Aussie accent to it.
I also call Menethil Harbour Men-Eethil instead of Men-a thill
Loch Modan I say Loch Mod-an and it’s supposed to be Loch Mo-Dan
My native tongue is English, taught in Australian Schools, with Aussie Parents, I did well at Nihongo ( Japanese ) in school, and failed dismally at German, passed French without studying. ( just) I grew up listening to pieces of Russian, and went to school with 30 different nationality’s and languages. Bits of language ( mostly swear words ) that were picked up included Turkish, Arabic, Dutch and Chinese. I had a brief interest in learning some Latin, one of my best friends from Uni was Greek, and I learnt to sing in Italian with the proper pronunciations and rolling of the R’s
So – do I say stuff weird cause I just have developed a weird sense of sound and I am confused how to read foreign words?
Are Wow place names said differently in different parts of the world because of that countries language structure?
Or should I just do what my guildy also suggested, and “Listen to the NPC’s “