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Galuf
08-23-2016, 07:50 PM
I say Zi dain.

Fynn
08-23-2016, 07:55 PM
Zi-DAHN. Just like in Dissidia. It's pretty much canon at this point.

Mirage
08-23-2016, 08:01 PM
like the soccer player

Jinx
08-23-2016, 08:08 PM
I say Zih-dane. But it's actually more accurately what Fynn and Mirage have said. I just started playing the game at first when I was 13, and I can't get that pronunciation out of my head.

It's kind of like Queen Brahne is BRAWN like she's BRAWNY because she's massive, but she'll always be Queen Bran in my head.

Galuf
08-23-2016, 08:14 PM
I say Zih-dane. But it's actually more accurately what Fynn and Mirage have said. I just started playing the game at first when I was 13, and I can't get that pronunciation out of my head.

It's kind of like Queen Brahne is BRAWN like she's BRAWNY because she's massive, but she'll always be Queen Bran in my head.


Exactly for me

Formalhaut
08-23-2016, 08:15 PM
It's Zee-Dha-ne, of course. :colbert:

Freya
08-23-2016, 08:23 PM
Zye Dane. (Like Eye but an zye instead)

or Zeh Dane.

I switch back and forth lol

Karifean
08-23-2016, 08:41 PM
Just like ZinÚdine Zidane

Lyndis Highwind
08-23-2016, 09:28 PM
I always pronounced it Zi-Dane. I thought it was weird that they pronounced it as Zi-Dahn in Dissidia.

Sephiroth
08-23-2016, 11:55 PM
Considering the Japanese pronounciation does not end with "e-i-n", yes, exactly like that soccer guy. His name also does not start with "Za-i" so that one is also obvious.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-25-2016, 05:23 PM
Zye Dane. (Like Eye but an zye instead)

maybee
08-25-2016, 08:48 PM
like the soccer player

Yeah same as this, exactly like the soccer player. Not a fan of the Dissidia way of saying it.

Galuf
08-25-2016, 09:07 PM
zee dane? is that the way of saying the Football players name?

or Zih Dane?

Fynn
08-25-2016, 09:16 PM
like the soccer player

Yeah same as this, exactly like the soccer player. Not a fan of the Dissidia way of saying it.

That's exactly how they said it in Dissidia. minus the French accent, of course.

Skyblade
08-25-2016, 09:33 PM
Dane
\ˈdān\
1: a native or inhabitant of Denmark
2: a person of Danish descent
3: great dane
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dane?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=dane0001

Put "Zi" in front of it.

There you go.

Fynn
08-25-2016, 09:41 PM
Dane
\ˈdān\
1: a native or inhabitant of Denmark
2: a person of Danish descent
3: great dane
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dane?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=dane0001

Put "Zi" in front of it.

There you go.

Wow

You even used the IPA transcription and you're still wrong.

Galuf
08-25-2016, 10:04 PM
Ill just call him Gary.


(Gary only exists in FF1 2 3)

Peter1986
09-04-2016, 04:29 PM
I use a typical Swedish pronunciation --- "See-DAWN-eh"
(there are no Z-sounds in Swedish and we don't have any "silent E's" like in English).

I suppose the English pronunciation is "zee-DONE" or "zee-DANE" or something, though.

Bubba
09-05-2016, 02:08 PM
Wait, there are people here that don't pronounce it Zi-dahn?

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Peter1986
09-09-2016, 02:06 AM
Wait, there are people here that don't pronounce it Zi-dahn?

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To me, "See-DAWN-eh" feels more natural, probably because that sounds much more "Swedish" than "Zi-dahn".

TwilightLord
10-10-2016, 07:55 PM
It's supposed to be Gitan (pronounced roughly "Zhee-tong"), French for "gypsy", written as ジタン (Jitan) in Japanese. I always pronounce it like that (and I call him that whenever I play the game, too, when I'm feeling mature enough to not just rename him "stupid" or "idiot" so I get him saying "It's me, stupid!").