I have a habit of pronouncing all the troll names EXTREMELY German. I was asked to describe how exactly.
Please don’t assume that this is how all Germans pronounce troll names, cuz I actually think I’m the only person retarded enough to do this. Also, I’m being inconsistent. Please don’t judge me 8DD
The things written in // are the names transcribed in IPA.
Rule of thumb: usually, in German all “a”s are pronounced very openly, like the “a” in “star”, “far”, “car” and so on.
Aradia Megido: Ah RAH dee ah - MEH gee doh /a·’rɑ·dɪ·a ‘mə·gɪ·dɔ/
(we don’t pronounce “g” like “j”. In German, “g” is always pronounced like the “g” in “green” or “gauntlet”)
Tavros Nitram: TAV ross - NEE tramm /’tav·rɔs ‘ni·tram/
Sollux Captor: SOLL luks - KAP toah /’zɔl·ʊks ‘kap·toɐ/
(looks stupid, but Germans don’t really pronounce the r at the end position of a word)
Karkat Vantas: KARR kat - VANN tass /’kar·kat ‘van·tas/
Nepeta Leijon: NEH pet ah - LEI on /’nə·pə·ta ‘leɪ·ɔn/
(dunno why I’m being inconsistent here, actually I should pronounce it LAI jon /’lɑɪon/… Especially weird since that sounds almost exactly like lion. What is wrong with me? XD)
Kanaya Maryam: Kah NAH yah - MAH yamm /ka·’nɑɪ·a ‘mɑ·ɪam/
Terezi Pyrope: Teh RETS ee - Pee roh peh /tə·’rə·tsi py·’ro·pə/
Vriska Serket: VRISS kah - SER kett /’vrɪs·ka ‘ser·kət/
Equius Zahhak: EH qui uhs - ZAH hahk /’e·kvi·us ‘zɑ·hak/
Gamzee Makara: GAMM zee - MAH kah rah /’gam·zi ‘mɑ·ka·ra/
(he’s the only troll whose first name I pronounce with English sounds)
Eridan Ampora: EH ree dahn - Am POH rah /’e·rɪ·dɑn am·’po·ra/
Feferi Peixes: FEH feh ree - PAI ksess /’fə·fə·ri ‘paɪ·ksəs/
Meenah: MEH nah /’me·nɑ/
Aranea: AH rah NEH ah /’a·ra·’ne·a/