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Geshp?

Postby DiegoMM » Fri Aug 22 2014 2:11pm

English is not my first language... so, how can i speak correctly this name? Geshp

Its a very strange name, you guys know if this name exist, was inspired os something or just created for the game?

Is he a Goblin right? :shock:
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Re: Geshp?

Postby SaCred » Fri Aug 22 2014 4:12pm

I pronounce as Guess HP lol.
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Re: Geshp?

Postby Lord Oddeye sama » Fri Aug 22 2014 6:11pm

If it's of any help, the original is ゲシュプ which translates to geshupu. I've always pronounced it like that, minus the two u.
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Re: Geshp?

Postby SaCred » Fri Aug 22 2014 11:36pm

Doesn't matter how its pronounced, just bash him up lol.
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Re: Geshp?

Postby DomingoRules! » Sat Aug 23 2014 6:39am

MXC wrote:Gesh up

That's how I used to pronounce it as well, but lately I've taken out the u. After all, it's a devil's name, not a human's. Who says it has to sound right according to our lingual standards?
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Re: Geshp?

Postby Century » Sat Aug 23 2014 7:20am

DomingoRules! wrote:
MXC wrote:Gesh up

That's how I used to pronounce it as well, but lately I've taken out the u. After all, it's a devil's name, not a human's. Who says it has to sound right according to our lingual standards?

How does Gesh-up sound right? :s Just wondering where the 'u' comes from...
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Re: Geshp?

Postby SaCred » Sat Aug 23 2014 1:58pm

Century wrote:
DomingoRules! wrote:
MXC wrote:Gesh up

That's how I used to pronounce it as well, but lately I've taken out the u. After all, it's a devil's name, not a human's. Who says it has to sound right according to our lingual standards?

How does Gesh-up sound right? :s Just wondering where the 'u' comes from...


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Re: Geshp?

Postby Antman 537 » Sat Aug 23 2014 4:05pm

Iassumed the h was silent, and pronounced it 'Gesp' .
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Re: Geshp?

Postby Nuburan » Sat Aug 23 2014 5:19pm

I've always just pronounced it "Geshp", or [gɛʃp] if you read IPA. "Shp" is not used as a syllable coda in English (as far as I know), but it does turn up as an onset in the rare loanword, such as "shpiel" (Yiddish) and "Glockenspiel" (German)--which is to say that, though it is not familiar, it is pronounceable.

And yes, Diego, it is a very strange name, one I have seen nowhere else.
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Re: Geshp?

Postby Omega Entity » Sun Aug 24 2014 6:33pm

Geshup here too.
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Re: Geshp?

Postby Funkymonk » Sun Aug 24 2014 8:10pm

I did a quick Google search on his name to see if I could find the correct pronunciation or even the meaning but couldn't find anything. However I did find this https://twitter.com/hashtag/geshp It appears old goblin features has his own twitter account lol!
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Re: Geshp?

Postby DomingoRules! » Mon Aug 25 2014 4:29am

Funkymonk wrote:I did a quick Google search on his name to see if I could find the correct pronunciation or even the meaning but couldn't find anything. However I did find this https://twitter.com/hashtag/geshp It appears old goblin features has his own twitter account lol!

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Re: Geshp?

Postby Kcid » Mon Aug 25 2014 9:33pm

MXC wrote:Because "shp" is kinda weird. When you first play the game as an 11 year old, you make it work.

Exactly. I don't think I realized there wasn't a "u" or "i" in there for a while.
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Re: Geshp?

Postby DiegoMM » Tue Aug 26 2014 6:36pm

Well, I always said Gesh up.
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Re: Geshp?

Postby DomingoRules! » Sat Aug 30 2014 7:09am

DiegoMM wrote:Well, I always said Gesh up.

It's seeming that's the most common pronunciation around here.
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Re: Geshp?

Postby Assassins » Mon Sep 01 2014 7:44pm

I used to pronounce it with a long e and a hard G "Geeshp"
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Re: Geshp?

Postby Tor_Heyerdal » Tue Sep 02 2014 8:34am

I've always just pronounced it "Geshp", or [gɛʃp] if you read IPA. "Shp" is not used as a syllable coda in English (as far as I know), but it does turn up as an onset in the rare loanword, such as "shpiel" (Yiddish) and "Glockenspiel" (German)--which is to say that, though it is not familiar, it is pronounceable.


As a linguist, seeing this post here on this forum absolutely made my day. lol. And I have also always pronounced it [gɛʃp]. Despite the fact that English never uses /ʃp/ in coda (syllable final) position, it was always the intuitive pronunciation for me, even when I was a kid.
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