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How do you pronounce “mouboo?”

#155825 by Tirifto
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Hello all!

While translating some mobs' names, I realized that I'm not sure how “mouboo” should be pronounced. Therefore I want to ask you: how do you pronounce “mouboo?” Please send in your pronunciation, and feel free to attach audio recordings if you wish! :)

EDIT: Removed edit by gumi because I don't want non-free software recommendations in my post.
Last edited by Tirifto on Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#155827 by bcs86
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:57 pm
"none bad".
mu bu

moh-bou = viscous lad, knucklehead.

It is a Tritan word so it would be labial as in muh-buh which means something like "tatanka" but less important to them.
#155831 by Amarynthus
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:32 am
I have no particular reasoning to support it, but it's always been different from any of those option, perhaps similar to bcs86's second option: 2 syllables, the first like the (US) slang abbreviated "more" as mo' (or like the name of one of the three stooges) with the second syllable like what you would say when you jumped out to surprise someone "boo" with a long o.
#155833 by WildX
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:00 pm
gumi wrote:[13:43] Lil Snarfles: Gumi that's not even a question.
[13:43] Lil Snarfles: it's without a shadow of a doubt moo-boo

This. Heretics shall fall.
#155843 by MAF-Saulc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:44 am
lot of frnech player spell that <mo bou- xd
#155844 by bcs86
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:53 am
It gets pronounced the English way for those who play the game in English which is moo (moo, as in cow) and boo (boo, as in surprise).
The question is unclear, but you should translate it according to what your language community would most likely want to use.

It can have a different name to a different locality as happens in games developed in Japan for export to other regions.

Your locality might not even have "m" sounds and use something like "Qua-Quu". Or name it something related to the word play that your community would know.

BUT, HOWEVER, for just sound-to-sound equivalency use Moo-Boo to avoid being bombed by the US.
#155859 by Avenn
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:49 am
I pronounce it otherwise.
#156339 by DeadManWalking
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:18 pm
I thought it was more Mao-boo personally, but cutting through the red tape... 8)

We could always do what certain stupid translators of holy writings do, and say "Oh, because we can't agree on how it was originally pronounced, we won't pronounce it at all", and then we could remove it and call it "LORD". :mrgreen:

Anyone up for chopping some LORD's?

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