Voice Acting Pronunciation of Names

I just started playing the beat and loaded the campaign - much joy and excitement. However I was surprised to hear how the voice actor pronounces 'Lupercal', especially as I'm re-listening to the Horus Heresy series.

One would expect there to be standardisation of pronunciation across GW works, especially for 'main characters'.

Horus Lupercal - OK I know some people would pronounce the forename in two different ways and I don't mind but the surname was just a wtf for me. I can't not hear the name said as 'looper'cal' so hearing it said the way it was in the cutscene was really weird.

I feel similar with Leman Russ, I always said the surname as Russ not Roose and typically that was how it was pronounced in the audiobooks.

I'm not expecting they will change this but it seems so strange to have the Horus Heresy audiobooks essentially defining the way a name is said and then other mediums not conforming. I'm not trying to imply I know how things should be said and perhaps this is the correct pronunciation and somebody told them 'hey team we got it wrong on those 50+ audiobooks' - even if that is the case just stick to what you've defined.

I'm really curious to know if anyone else noticed this or is it just me who was surprised at the way they said it?

I tried to do a search but didn't see anything so maybe my search skills need an archmagos to tweak and improve them.

Unfortunately there's no correct way to pronounce proper nouns.

True but I guess my feeling is they (GW and anyone leveraging their IP) should at least try to pronounce them the same in all their material. I can accept a word being said in a way that doesn't feel right to me personally as long as they stick with that pronunciation. That's probably the bigger thing for me, the lack of consistency with established works.

I know what you mean. GRRM pronounces Dothraki different to how it's said in the TV show. That bugs me!

Exactly, it just doesn't make sense to me that these companies don't have somebody saying "ok this is the way we say these words".

I was so excited to see the classic Horus/Sanguinius/Emperor artwork, fanboy mode over 9000 and then they said Lupercal and I literally was thrown out of it to say 'wtf'?!?

Too late for them to do anything about it but I'd hope future GW works are consistent.

@healthhazard french developer stands to reason they will pronounce it that way but ya i totally agree, though i do remember watching the dev interview with the guy that made the admech game saying he spent a lot of time one the phone with black library individuals trying to get the pronunciation right for the forge worlds/factions of admech.

The whole 'roose' thing during the tutorial ticked me off abit. But then the guy got himself killed so that heretic who cant even say his primarch's name right is no longer an issue! 😛

@demoulius not good enough he should be stricken from the imperial records and his chapter should undergo a penitent crusade to atone for the blasphemies!

Horus is glad he's dead so he doesn't need to listen to them 🤣

I guess it's only a minor thing but to me that consistency is so important to letting me lose myself in the game. Ah well, probably why the Emperor decided to stick with just that for a name, hard to get it wrong!

@healthhazard said in Voice Acting Pronunciation of Names:

Horus is glad he's dead so he doesn't need to listen to them 🤣

I guess it's only a minor thing but to me that consistency is so important to letting me lose myself in the game. Ah well, probably why the Emperor decided to stick with just that for a name, hard to get it wrong!

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