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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce 'Shas'Ui'?
Shas 'Yooie' 13 20.00%
Shas 'Wee' 45 69.23%
Shas 'Why' 0 0%
Other, obscure pronounciation 7 10.77%
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 18:00   #1 (permalink)
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I've heard Shas'Ui pronounced in a variety of different ways, I wondered which is the most popular, or if there was a 'standard' pronounciation.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 18:05   #2 (permalink)
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I pronounced it "Yooie" until listening to the dialogue from Dark Crusade.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 18:15   #3 (permalink)
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Same here, Elliott.

Dark Crusade pronounces them Shaz-wee and Shaz-vray, and considering they worked closely with Games Workshop to get their facts straight (for the most part), I'm gonna have to go with their pronunciation.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 18:28   #4 (permalink)
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I pronounce it "ooi" with the I pronounced as in 'it'. I pronounce the Shas as it sounds with the last 'S' as in "Pass". So it sounds like Shass'ooi.


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Old 13 Nov 2007, 18:30   #5 (permalink)
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Same here, Elliott.

Dark Crusade pronounces them Shaz-wee and Shaz-vray, and considering they worked closely with Games Workshop to get their facts straight (for the most part), I'm gonna have to go with their pronunciation.
Depends how you fast you're saying it, I find. If I were to say it slowly, I'd say it "Yooi", but it tends to get blurred into "Wee" when I say it at my normal speed.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 18:31   #6 (permalink)
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I go with shas ooie instead of yooie.

I never even noticed that shas'vre gets mentioned in Dark Crusade. I did note that Cadre gets pronounced as cahdreh which just sounds odd. I'm used to cadray or cahdray.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 19:00   #7 (permalink)
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Yeh I used to pronounce 'Ui' 'oo-ee' but now i pronounce it 'wee'. Also I used to pronounce Cadre 'cad-eer' but now I pronounce it 'cad-re'. All thanks to Dark Crusade; "The Cadre is counting on us" - Broadsides.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 20:32   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot, I was too embarrassed to ask!
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 20:50   #9 (permalink)
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Depends how you fast you're saying it, I find. If I were to say it slowly, I'd say it "Yooi", but it tends to get blurred into "Wee" when I say it at my normal speed.
The Tau in Dark Crusade speak slowly and deliberately enough, just click around on a couple of them and you'll see for yourself. Shaz-wee is how they say it, plain and simple. If there was even the slightest bit of annunciation on the 'oo' part, you should be able to pick it out...

Other pronunciations from Dark Crusade are as follows:

Shas'la = Shaz-lah
Shas'vre = Shaz-vray
Shas'o = Shaz-oh

And possibly the weirdest:

Aun'el = A-oon-ell

I personally have always pronounced Aun, 'Ahn'.

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I never even noticed that shas'vre gets mentioned in Dark Crusade. I did note that Cadre gets pronounced as cahdreh which just sounds odd. I'm used to cadray or cahdray.
I believe it's the Stealth Suits, once you've upgraded them to include a Team Leader, that start saying "Shaz-vray".

Regarding Cadre, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, it can be pronounced either Ca-dray, Ca-druh, or Ca-dree, all the same.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 21:44   #10 (permalink)
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As a French speaker I tend to go with:

Shas-lah
Shas-wee pronouced a bit more like the French pronoun 'Lui'
Shas-vray
Shas-oh

and Aun- Aoon (I pronoubce it as a diphtongue)
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