Posted by Vigorousjammer (2548 posts) 2 years, 11 days ago

Poll: How do you pronounce Ys? (53 votes)

"yes" - Like the word "yes" 0%
"yis" - Almost like "yes" but with more of an "i" sound inbetween 13%
"Why Ess" - Pronouncing each letter fully 9%
"yees" - like "ease" but with a y at the beginning. 25%
Other 53%

I don't know how to use the international phonetic alphabet... so I went for more of a descriptive style of choices
Me personally, I pronounce it "yis" but it's always sounded incorrect to me.

#1 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Yees.

#2 Edited by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

Long E sound with a plural S on the end.

"EEs"

Don't pronounce the Y as a consonant.

#3 Posted by AlexW00d (6548 posts) -

Ees I guess. Like Y is ee in Spanish.

#4 Edited by Gaff (1973 posts) -

Eas. Like "ease", but with an "s" instead of a "z".

Edit: Seems like that is the "official" Wikipedia pronunciation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ys_(series)

(Mouse over the symbols to get the gist of it).

#5 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

You know when you get to the end of Fatal Fury and Terry Bogard goes "GEEEEEEEESE!" but it's really hard to make out with the sound quality so it just sounds like he's saying "EEEEEEEEEEEES"

Like that.

#6 Edited by ImmortalSaiyan (4713 posts) -

I thought is was Ease or Esse. No Y sound at all.

#7 Posted by SlashDance (1847 posts) -

iss.

#8 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

Why

#9 Posted by mosespippy (4681 posts) -

Had to vote other since the proper pronunciation was not an option. Ravenlight got it right on.

#10 Posted by adoggz (2046 posts) -

Like wisp but with more y and less p.

#11 Edited by BeachThunder (12741 posts) -

Imagine "east", but without the "t".

#12 Posted by crusader8463 (14441 posts) -

Supercalifragilistic.

#13 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2548 posts) -

You know when you get to the end of Fatal Fury and Terry Bogard goes "GEEEEEEEESE!" but it's really hard to make out with the sound quality so it just sounds like he's saying "EEEEEEEEEEEES"

Like that.

haha, this is the perfect description.
Alright, awesome, thanks everybody, I'll stop pronouncing it incorrectly :)

#14 Posted by Animasta (14753 posts) -

ees

#15 Posted by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

I always thought this was pronounced "ee-s" as well.

#16 Posted by gogosox82 (428 posts) -

ees

#17 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -
#18 Posted by EuanDewar (5120 posts) -

#19 Posted by Fattony12000 (7679 posts) -

Rhys.

#20 Posted by believer258 (12468 posts) -

A long "e" and then a short "s".

Like "east" only minus the "t". Kinda.

#21 Edited by Chaser324 (6869 posts) -

@beachthunder said:

Imagine "east", but without the "t".

This is a pretty accurate description of how I say it, and it's the way I hear most people familiar with the franchise say it.

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#22 Posted by Flappy (2390 posts) -
#23 Posted by Tarsier (1082 posts) -

eeice