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#1 Mustang

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 04:48 PM

How is it?


#2 hippyjon

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 04:53 PM

either zeno-side or zeeno-side which ever makes the most sence with your accent i guess (i say zeno)
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Posted 07 July 2003 - 04:55 PM

Actually I'm not sure would the Brits' say zen-o-side, yanks would say zeen.
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Posted 07 July 2003 - 04:59 PM

I say zeeno-cide, but the day I speak the Queen's English is the day that I win the lottary ( one day, I know it :happybanana: )

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 07:38 PM

in Icelantic it would probebly be snsd

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 06:28 AM

Csenosite.
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Posted 18 July 2003 - 12:39 PM

How is it?

It's pronounced "bloo-dy ama-zing"

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 12:54 PM

Csenosite.

No, XenoSite is the webpage :P
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#9 Judge_Deadd

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 10:45 AM

Csenoside?
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Posted 19 July 2003 - 10:58 AM

Xenocide around here... :P

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Posted 23 July 2003 - 02:16 PM

I've always though that it was Eksen-ohsite..oh well.

But then i played a half-life mod, where gorden went to zen....and in the scroll text, it was xen.

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Posted 23 July 2003 - 09:07 PM

Anhyonghaseyo.

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#13 Breunor

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Posted 24 July 2003 - 07:37 AM

This page gives the pronunciation of Xenon, the neuter form of xenos, greek for stranger, etc. xeno should sound like zee-no.

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Posted 24 July 2003 - 07:53 AM

"Throat wobbler Maaaangro" or is it "Howard Yacht"?
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Posted 20 August 2004 - 07:28 PM

Let's just say it's pronounced "Xenocide".
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Posted 20 August 2004 - 08:00 PM

Hmm, I can imagine the estrangement that comes with saying that I always pronounced it Zeh-know-side. *gulp*

Edited by The Master Maniac, 21 August 2004 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2004 - 02:46 PM

:huh?: :huh?: :huh?:

Who came up with the name "Xenocide" anyway? How did they think to pronounce it?
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#18 The Master Maniac

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 02:47 PM

C'mon--Xenocide rocks...just some confusion as to how it's actually pronounced, is all...

#19 Micah

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 05:30 PM

As the authoritative folks above have posted, you pronounce it either "zenoside" or "zeenoside." Maybe I or someone will record themselves saying it and post it for whoever wants it.

We got the name from Orson Scott Card's novel "Xenocide." link

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 08:29 PM

Heh, that's what I thought--came up first on my search results when looking for this site many moons ago.

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 09:14 PM

ZEno-side

xeno meaning strange
and cide a i assume comes form the word homoCIDE or genoCIDE

Edited by alex the greater, 21 August 2004 - 09:15 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2004 - 04:02 AM

and cide i assume comes form the word homiCIDE or genoCIDE

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Not to mention the more appropriate pestiCIDE :devillaugh:
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 09:08 PM

xeno- or xen-
pref.

Strange; foreign; different

New Latin, from Greek, from xenos, stranger

-cide
suff.

Killer, Act of killing.

Middle English, from Old French (from Latin -cda, killer), and from Latin -cdium, killing both from caedere, to strike, kill.

Courtesy of www.dictionary.com

Edited by fux0r666, 23 August 2004 - 09:08 PM.


Here I go an angry brother gonna make his move
But can I buck him in the city so I never lose?
See I'm a get him in the crowd with a couple heavies
And lay the barrel to the ground, hold the gat steady
And now I'm ready for my adversary, talk is cheap
I'm looking for a way to make a plan gonna keep it neat
So don't be telling me to get the non-violent spirit
'cause when I'm violent is the only time the devils hear it
'cause all I want to see is m****f***ing brains hanging


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#24 The Master Maniac

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 10:26 PM

Both efficient and unexpected. I think that was put to rest pretty quick. ;)

#25 Judge_Deadd

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 08:08 AM

According to www.webster.com, it's
Zenoside
(composed from xenophoby and genocide)
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Posted 27 August 2004 - 11:12 AM

... and we all know what happened to webster ...

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 11:17 AM

Didn't he run for like governor of california or something?
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Posted 27 August 2004 - 11:27 AM

yah him and just about evryone else

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 04:47 AM

Xeno is pronounced -Kseno- and not -Zeno- in Hellenic it is from the first hand i tell you :devillaugh:

So if you have to go on the original i think u know what to do :naughty:

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 07:03 AM

Yes, but the Yankees pronounce all starting x's as z's.
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 08:34 AM

Let's just say it's pronounced "Xenocide".

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Does it really matter how we pronaunce it? Those do this, those do that, it isn't like we are gonna pronance it in the forums. It wouldn't really matter, unless we got voiceacters to say it. Which i doubt.

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 11:40 PM

why does it matter. If you get to kill aliens, does it really matter how it is pronounced? fRom the Zeenocides to the zenocides to the cksenocides to the Facehuggers, it all means the same. kIlling aliens.
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#33 The Master Maniac

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 12:05 AM

Let's just say it's pronounced "Xenocide".

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Does it really matter how we pronaunce it? Those do this, those do that, it isn't like we are gonna pronance it in the forums. It wouldn't really matter, unless we got voiceacters to say it. Which i doubt.

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Speaking of which, I've already taken the liberty to record a few choice lines, myself. A few snippets:

"Welcome to Zee-know-side. Insert coin(s) to play."
"Choose your warrior!"
"FIGHT!"
"Turn One: Side, X-Corps."
"Turn One: Side, Aliens."
"KO!"
"FINISH HIM/HER/IT!"
"Continue?"
"GAME OVER!"

You like?

On a more serious note, I'm not discouraged at the idea of having a vocal GUI. With a cooler, creepier, more subtle voice behind it, it could set the mood perfectly. Perhaps having a smooth, English-accented female avatar announce UFO detections or the like would be quite cool, don't you think?

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 02:33 AM

I think stewart (third post) sums it up perfectly, in my opinion.

I say "Zeen-oh-side".

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:17 AM

You say toe-may-toe, I say tow-ma-tow, let's call the whole thing off...

We in the USA can't even pronounce aluminIUm, let alone made up words. We all call it aluminUM, as in, uuummm, how's that sounded out? (insert retarded Cartman sounds here)

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 02:40 PM

These kinds of discussions will all go away once everyone realizes we are the keepers of the language now. ;)
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:23 AM

Xeno Sometimes means alien
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:52 AM

Aw thanks, I feel better now <_<

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:53 AM

xeno- or xen-
pref.

Strange; foreign; different

New Latin, from Greek, from xenos, stranger

-cide
suff.

Killer, Act of killing.

Middle English, from Old French (from Latin -cda, killer), and from Latin -cdium, killing both from caedere, to strike, kill.

Courtesy of www.dictionary.com


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I personally pronounce it Zee-no-side. Like when I was playing XenoGears, pronounced it Zee-no-gee-ers. However when I heard of XenoSaga, it was Ze-no-sa-ga. I am confused :unsure: Or maybe it was my Japanese friend who introduce me to xenosaga <_< and pronounced it that way.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:49 AM

Hehehe, yeah xenosaga is written in Japanese as zenosaga.

I pronounce it as ksenocide or zenocide randomly, as the local transliteration of "xe" as "kse" can't get a full hold on me ;)

Xeno Sometimes means alien
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Isn't alien an old word for outsider?
And there's no greater outsider than someone from outer space :D

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:53 PM

We in the USA can't even pronounce aluminIUm, let alone made up words. We all call it aluminUM, as in, uuummm, how's that sounded out? (insert retarded Cartman sounds here)

The original spelling was Aluminum. A pretentious political journal suggested the -ium ending because the -um ending "had a less classical sound". The -um ending matches the latin spelling of alumina, from which aluminum is produced.

Anyway, either "zen-oh-side" or "zeen-oh-side" will work. If you pronounce it with a "ksen" sound people will think you're an idiot.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:07 PM

Greeks won't, most think it is weird and silly not to use "ks" :).

That reminds me of the greek vocals in Age of Mythology... Βούλομαι! Ε-X-αίρετα.... muauauauahahahuahaha! LOL

IMVHO, and unfortunately I can't support my opinion with facts (it's just the... feeling :P), "xeno" alone should be pronounced "zeen-oh", but "xeno-something" should be "zen-oh-something.

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 11:32 AM

Ive been pronouncing it Ekzenocide. :o
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