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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2014, 12:12:05 AM »



So I spent a few years mispronouncing most of the character names. I still end up saying You-fee, Sheen-ra, Kate Sith and Tee-fuh in my head while I play even though I know better. 

Wait, how the heck are Cait Sith, Yuffie, and Tifa supposed to be pronounced?

Tif-uh, Kett Shee (don't ask) and I accidentally typed the right way for You-fee (I always pronounced it Yuff as in enough ee)

WELL FUCK, a 2 second internet search just proved that every asshole in my freshman dorm was a goddamn liar all those years ago, it IS tee-fuh...
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« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2014, 12:12:19 AM »


This game's opening in English was sung by...



http://youtu.be/ezkMLIdE-Kg

I gotta admit, I do like the voice and her singing is near perfect. It's just that it was a pretty cheesy pop song in the first place, so in english I can't help but be distracted by how stupid the lyrics are, but that wasn't a problem when the words were in Japanese. <_<
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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2014, 12:23:13 AM »

I still end up saying You-fee, Sheen-ra, Kate Sith and Tee-fuh in my head while I play even though I know better. 

You-fee is right (Yu [ユ] and -fi [フィ]), "Kate Sith" I dunno (for whatever reason I went for the rhyme: Cait-Saith cuz it amused me or something...I dunno I was 10), and Tifa is right as well.


This game's opening in English was sung by...



http://youtu.be/ezkMLIdE-Kg

I gotta admit, I do like the voice and her singing is near perfect. It's just that it was a pretty cheesy pop song in the first place, so in english I can't help but be distracted by how stupid the lyrics are, but that wasn't a problem when the words were in Japanese. <_<

Honestly, I find a lot of Japanese lyrics positively baffling most of the time or on some level of poetry that I can't even begin to take on.

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« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2014, 12:48:37 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_s%C3%ACth

Roughly like cot-she I guess?

I used to pronounced Yuffie like, uh, rhyming with Huffy as in the bicycles, as the spelling they went with supports that. Something like Yu Fi or Yoo Fee looks like faux Chinese which is probably more what they were going for IDK.
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