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Seriously, could somebody spell it out phonetically? I've been curious, but have no clue how to sound that out, especially considering it's Latin.
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de-us ex mashina
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duce x makina
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#5
Lol, nobody speaks Latin

as a linguist and speaker of some romance languages I could guess for you but I've never taken any Latin lessons so I'll just stick to the gentle mockery until someone who has learnt Latin can answer your question >_>
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day-uss-ex-mack-in-ah

Pretty much.
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#10
"de-oos ex makina".
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Lol, nobody speaks Latin

as a linguist and speaker of some romance languages I could guess for you but I've never taken any Latin lessons so I'll just stick to the gentle mockery until someone who has learnt Latin can answer your question >_>


You don't need to know Latin to know how to pronounce it
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Seriously, could somebody spell it out phonetically? I've been curious, but have no clue how to sound that out, especially considering it's Latin.


As I am British I can tell you that I have NO idea how to pronounce it either.

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Lol, nobody speaks Latin

as a linguist and speaker of some romance languages I could guess for you but I've never taken any Latin lessons so I'll just stick to the gentle mockery until someone who has learnt Latin can answer your question >_>


Maybe one day you could explain pig-latin to me, because frankly, I have no idea how that works.
#15
I thought it'd be day-oo ex mak-eena.
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Lol, nobody speaks Latin

as a linguist and speaker of some romance languages I could guess for you but I've never taken any Latin lessons so I'll just stick to the gentle mockery until someone who has learnt Latin can answer your question >_>



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You don't need to know Latin to know how to pronounce it


Yes you do. You'd at least need to know how the alphabet system translates to the IPA.
Like saying you don't need to know Russian to read Russian. Except much much less extreme

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"Deyus eks makina"
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Dayiss Ecks Mockeena
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DAY-əs eks MAH-kee-nə
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Dey-oos Ecks Mah-kee-nah

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How do you pronounce Necrophagist?
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Dey-oos Ecks Mahck-ee-nah

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How do you pronounce Necrophagist?

Necro-fay-jist.


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#26
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Necro-fay-jist.



That's how I do it. Although I've heard different ways of pronouncing it.
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#28
I'm pretty sure it's 'day-uss ex mack-inna"


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Necro-fay-jist.


i think it sounds better as 'neh-craw-fah-jist' haha
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Yes you do. You'd at least need to know how the alphabet system translates to the IPA.
Like saying you don't need to know Russian to read Russian. Except much much less extreme



Not really... you just have to have heard it pronounced correctly before.
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de-us ex mashina


The "c" is ALWAYS hard in Latin, its like "k"

day-uss ex ma-keen-ah I think.
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day-us ex mah-kin-uh
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Dey-oos Ecks Mah-kee-nah

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How do you pronounce Necrophagist?


ne-CRAW-fuh-jist
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Dey-oos Ecks Mah-kee-nah

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How do you pronounce Necrophagist?


Neh-crow-fay-gist
#37
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DAY-əs eks MAH-kee-nə


the backwards-upside down e is an "uh" sound
#38
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the backwards-upside down e is an "uh" sound


I don't think it's that exactly, but perhaps it is with an American accent.
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I don't think it's that exactly, but perhaps it is with an American accent.



It's schwa. Basically the IPA's equivalent of 'insert ambiguous vowel sound here'
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