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Atmorans' way of pronouncing things

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Hi,

I've been following this project for some time now and I thought "how can I contribute".

Now... In the base game Bethesda made many of the nords sound like the real world nordic people with the accent and the rolling R-sounds that is not far from the accent of the finnish and icelandic people. This is cool but as a native finnish speaker I always thought there is something off in the way they pronounce names that are clearly inspired by the real world  nordic names.

As an example you can find an NPC called Karita while climbing the 7000 steps. One of her lines is "I was just outside Ivarstead when it happened. It's an exciting moment. Nothing like this has happened in centuries". To me the way she pronounces "Ivarstead" sound off. She says "EYE-VAR-STEAD". A person from Finland or Iceland would say "EE-VAR-STEAD".

I thought that it would be cool if the Nords in Atmora would sound even more real world nordic than their counterparts in Skyrim especially when they pronounce names that are inspired by real nordic names.

I myself am not much of a voice actor but what I can do, is advice the voice actors to pronounce these names the way I described above and record myself pronouncing those things. As I said I am a native finn and I know icelandic and can pronounce icelandic.

Let me know if you think this is a good idea in your opinion and I will apply for this immediately.

 

Yours BlæcHrím

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Hey there, thank you for the offer.

A proper, more fitting accent for Atmorans is definitely something we're looking at for directing our voice actors, but we'll be starting to cast them within the next few months. We have some people on the team who can help with this already, but we'll let you know if the reference guide could be used. Recording certain pronunciations is a great idea.

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On 2/10/2018 at 1:35 PM, Craftian said:

Hey there, thank you for the offer.

A proper, more fitting accent for Atmorans is definitely something we're looking at for directing our voice actors, but we'll be starting to cast them within the next few months. We have some people on the team who can help with this already, but we'll let you know if the reference guide could be used. Recording certain pronunciations is a great idea.

Cool. I am available to this if/when needed.

Thank you.

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In order to acquire proper pronunciation you'd either have to write everything down in IPA

Consider that over time a language will diverge - and seeing that Atmora probably isn't a very centralized place, the linguistic divergence from "proto-nordic" could be greater than in Skyrim - then you have to consider that in a changing language, it will become much softer and less defined. Consonant clusters are a no-no. R could even become unrolled. Vowels become less defined. Imagine a mixture of southern american english and polish to see

 

 

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