How do you pronounce the word "Xillia" >_>

#1LIsJusticePosted 11/12/2012 8:00:04 AM
I've pronounced it as "zeal (seal but with a z instead of an s)-ia". Is that right?
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#2Xillia26Posted 11/12/2012 8:12:18 AM
Xillia
Zil-lee-ya
#3LeftoverLotionPosted 11/12/2012 8:22:11 AM
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#4BreyantPosted 11/12/2012 8:35:04 AM
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#5BreyantPosted 11/12/2012 8:39:05 AM(edited)
The way it's spelled in Japanese is sort of like Ex-ee-lee-a

I think most people that speak English will pronounce it Zillia since we don't really have any words that start with X and make a sound like ex.

Edit: wow edit failure lol
#6DragoonGriffithPosted 11/12/2012 8:46:45 AM
Weird.

I pronounce it Xilia, just as it is written (minus the one extra "i"). Then again I do the same with Xenogears/blade, where the "z" just sounds ugly to me.
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#7Azure_lKitePosted 11/12/2012 8:47:14 AM(edited)
Ex-illia.
Pretty sure Baba himself pronounced it like that on a random interview.
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#8Pereb27Posted 11/12/2012 10:09:41 AM
Azure_lKite posted...
Ex-illia.
Pretty sure Baba himself pronounced it like that on a random interview.


Yep. The katakana writing even starts with the E kana. (E-ku-shi-ri-a)
#9Ace_DefectivePosted 11/12/2012 1:52:16 PM
'Zillia' just sounds horrible imo. I've been following the Katakana wording/Japanese pronunciation for a long time now which is 'Eku-shiria' so I'm guessing 'Exillia' would be the closest English equivalent.
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#10RedShadowwwPosted 11/12/2012 3:30:41 PM
Azure_lKite posted...
Ex-illia.


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