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"Idea" vs "Idiot"!


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Poll: How do you prefer to pronounce "Ideya"? (60 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one?:

  1. "Idiot" (27 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. "Idea" (36 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

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#1
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I just wanted to see how everyone here prefers to pronounce Ideya. I myself, After a loooong debate in my head, Have chosen to pronounce it like "Idiot" for some strange reason.

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I've always pronounced it just like they do in JoD, and it's not really "Idiot", it's more "Ih-dee-a".

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I always went for "Idea". It made more sense to me, given the content of the game itself.

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I have allways called it "Ideya" as in "I have an Idea!"
But since J.O.D I've called it like they have I-De-Ah.
I was shocked they pronounced differently than me
I was thinking,"You mean I've been saying it wrong all
this time!?" :o

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I've gotten used to pronouncing Ideya as Ih-dee-yah by now. So, I vote for "Idiot". :o

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I've always pronounced Ideya the way they do in JoD.

My pronunciation of Reala on the other hand...

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Forever and always "Idea," for me.
REala I pronounce Ree Al Uh

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For the first five minutes of JoD I thought they were calling people names. But now I can't help but pronounce it 'Idiot'.

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Idea

I think that was the original connotation ._.

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I'm still on the fence. Even though what they say in JoD is the official pronunciation, it's their fault for making it relatively ambiguous all these years.. Always thinking it to be 'eye-dee-ya' clashes with the now knowing of it as "ih-deya". Also with Real-a/Re-a-la. It's hard for me to say "ih-deya". I kinda still wanna call things the way I saw 'em to begin with. I mean, since it was left to some level of interpretation,..

Come to think of it, it's kinda cool [for a game that deals with the unconscious mind] how many aspects of NiGHTS have been subject to the fan's interpretation. Whether you call NiGHTS a he or she, whether he'd sound like a boy or girl or whatnot, and also how to pronounce words like Ideya and Reala's name.

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Well, in JoD, they do pronounce it IH-dee-uh
and that's how I say it, but my sister always says eye-DAY-uh

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the "Idiot" pronouncation. sounds more formal and saying Ideyan Nightmaren with "idea" doesnt sound very good

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"Idiot," because that's how I first heard it pronounced and I've only known NiGHTS for...*counts*...ah! a little over four months, so I had no previous idea of what it would sound like.

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"Idiot" is the way I usually say it. [eye-day-ah]

I used to pronounce it the other way like "Idea" until JOD came out. Then I kind of grew used to the "Idiot" pronouncition, even though I still tried to say "Idea" but eventually "Idiot" just kinda became second nature. Although at the first cutscenes I was like "What the...your saying it WRONG Owl." >:/

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I always say it like "eye-day-uh." I'm assuming that's what you meant with "idea."

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I haven't played JOD. Ih-day-uh.

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If I didn't watch that rating guy for Night's game review. I would think they would be called Id dee uh instead of I dee it.

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... I've always pronounced it Aye - Day - Uh

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I usually pronounce it "Id-ee-ah" ^^;

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I swap between the two, though I seem to lean toward the 'idiot' version. It's just easier for me to say, it seems.

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Ai-dee-ya.

I also say Reala, Ree-ah-la.

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I always pronounced it...
i-dee-ya...
but I have a strong inclination to select Idiot on the poll... so I will!

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I pronounce it the french way :o ih-dé-ya
It's close to the "idiot" pronunciation.

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I played through JoD first and still haven't played NiD, so I've always said Idiot, though I never gave the idea any thought 'til I came here.

NiGHTS: "Look! It's the idiot of hope!"

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I always liked "idea" more. It seemed to be a play on letters rather than an entirely made up word. Still "idea" always felt more appropriate for a game about dreams.

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:P I've shifted to sayin Ih-day-ya now.

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Funny enough, I pronounce it like I would in Latin. "Ee-day-uh"
Yay, language nerd.

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Funny enough, I pronounce it like I would in Latin. "Ee-day-uh"
Yay, language nerd.

You explained the pronunciation better. (Thanks.)

I think it sounds WAY more formal.

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You explained the pronunciation better. (Thanks.)

I think it sounds WAY more formal.


No problem, I just wanted to make sure there wasn't any ambiguity in my statements.

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I've always pronounced it like "idea," so I was really confused when Owl pronounced it like "idiot."

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from my viewpoint, I don't understand how 'Ideya' sounds like 'Idiot'..... whatever :D

I actually pronounce it eed-dee-ya (lol that looks crazy weird all typed out)

Don't forget the concepts of accents, too
(languge nerd?)

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I've always said "idea", because that's what I assume the Japanese meant when they wrote イディヤ - it's literally "ideya", but that's only because that's how the word "idea" is pronounced in English. It's all just phonetics. I don't really understand why they say it so strangely in JoD... I think they watered down some things to try to make it less confusing for new fans, but it made things confusing for old fans instead.




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