How is Rhys' name pronounced?

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How is Rhys' name pronounced?

Postby MrKite » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:09 am

I recently watched a Let's Play on YouTube where some guy pronounced his name like "Riss", with the ending sound "-iss" like in hiss, a noise a snake makes. But long before, there was some game reviewer on YouTube who was also called Rhys, but he pronounced his name as Reese, as in the actress Reese Witherspoon, or Kyle Reese, the hero of the first Terminator movie, and I'm assuming, that THAT'S the way it's pronounced, but I just want to be sure.
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Postby Black Waltz 0 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:13 am

If you want to pronounce it the viking way, it's Rhys as is "Rheese".
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Postby ThugsRook » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:23 am

nope, its pronounced Rice :wink:
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Postby MrKite » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:32 am

ThugsRook wrote:nope, its pronounced Rice :wink:


Really? That's stupid. In my opinion at least.
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Postby ThugsRook » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:26 am

MrKite wrote:
ThugsRook wrote:nope, its pronounced Rice :wink:


Really? That's stupid. In my opinion at least.

no, i was jk as to add a third possibility to the confusion.


proper Welsh pronunciation is Rees/Reese.
that doesnt mean thats what they (SOA) intended tho.
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Postby meteor9 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:24 pm

I...I always called him "rise", but breathier.

No, I don't know why. It clearly is "rheese" as it's a name still used to this day and I've heard it since.

This is like that time I had to stop calling Rydia "ride-ee-ah", only I don't find Rhys attractive in the slightest and I hate his game.
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Postby Black Waltz 0 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:30 am

meteor9 wrote:I...I always called him "rise", but breathier.

No, I don't know why. It clearly is "rheese" as it's a name still used to this day and I've heard it since.

This is like that time I had to stop calling Rydia "ride-ee-ah", only I don't find Rhys attractive in the slightest and I hate his game.

You'll make Rhys sad. :(
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Postby thriwren » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:55 pm

I call him Rye-us.
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Postby Danny » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:37 am

I pronounce Rhys as "rhees", or would it be easier to say; "re-e-ss"?

By the way, if anyone is wondering about the original Japanese names, you can check them out quickly here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasy_Star_III

Rhys is a pretty cool name in my opinion. I may one day use it in a game or manga.
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Postby BenoitRen » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:17 pm

Get Xenoblade Chronicles!
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Postby MrKite » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:56 pm

BenoitRen wrote:Or you could, you know, check Rebecca Capowski's Phantasy Star Compendium translation, or this very site's page on the name differences. :(



I don't understand. Where in either of those links does it show how to pronounce the names right?
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Postby BenoitRen » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:18 pm

It doesn't tell you how to pronounce them. I was replying to Danny's Wikipedia link.
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Postby shellpresto » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:26 am

It's pronounced REEs like Reese Witherspoon or Reece's Pieces.

Not only is it the Viking way, it's also the modern way in Europe. One of my favorite Welsh singers is Gruff Rhys (pronounced Griff REEs as well). And it's kinda common.
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Postby Semix » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:12 pm

Actually, i pronounced it sort of like rice, or rise. Hehe
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Postby Wing-0 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:04 am

I used to call him "Arroz"...
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