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7 years ago#1
I've been pronouncing it like 'Kate Sith' but someone told me that was wrong.

What's the correct way?
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7 years ago#2
I pronounce it the same way, though I've never pronounced it in my life, only in my head anyway.
7 years ago#3
Ket Shee

That's how the manual says to anyway...
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7 years ago#4
For me its "Kate Sith" as well.

My pronunciation of weird names sucks tho, so its probably wrong.

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7 years ago#5
The name comes from Gaelic, which has very odd pronunciations of almost everything. Cait would be pronounced somewhere between "Ket" and the English word "Kite" and means 'cat', while Sith is pronounced "Shee" meaning 'demon' (and is the origin of the end of the term banshee).
7 years ago#6
Kite Sith
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7 years ago#7
I say it how it sounds.

Kate - Sith
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7 years ago#8
This has been talked about here before.

Kie-shee.

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7 years ago#9
^That's probably the correct way to do it, but I still stick to "Kate Sith". as that's simply how I started pronouncing it when I didn't know any better, and why change now, right?
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7 years ago#10
The name comes from Gaelic, which has very odd pronunciations of almost everything. Cait would be pronounced somewhere between "Ket" and the English word "Kite" and means 'cat', while Sith is pronounced "Shee" meaning 'demon' (and is the origin of the end of the term banshee).

I'm Irish and a Gaelic speaker and you're right about the Cait bit. And the odd pronunciation. I think somebody once said Gaelic is spoken in such a way to make any non speaker speaking it sound like an idiot. But 'Shee' or Sidhe to give it's correct Gaelic spelling means fairy, not demon which is usually referred to as a pooka or pouka. The the Sidhe were a powerful, mythical race of legend who had an a great affinity with nature. The term banshee (Ban an Sidhe) literally means 'Woman of the Fairies.'
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