Pronunciation of Organization XIII



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I'm sure this has been asked multiple times, but what is the official pronunciation of the members of Organization XIII? I'm sure I've been pronouncing a good amount of them incorrectly and I'd like to change that. It started as a bit of a disagreement on the pronunciation of Saix and I started questioning my pronunciation of the names.
 

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From what I remember from the games (hyphens just for readability)

Xemnas - Zem-nus
Xigbar - Zig-bar
Xaldin - Zal-din
Vexen - Vecks-en
Lexaeus - lex-ee-us
Zexion - Zecks-e-on
Saix - Sigh-x
Axel - Axel/Axle :p
Demyx - Dem-ix
Luxord - Lucks-ord (I'm guessing on this one, as I don't recall his name ever being pronounced)
Marluxia - Mar-loo-Sha
Larxene - Larks-een
Roxas - Rocks-us (hehe)
Xion - She-own/She-on
 

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From what I remember from the games (hyphens just for readability)

Xemnas - Zem-nus
Xigbar - Zig-bar
Xaldin - Zal-din
Vexen - Vecks-en
Lexaeus - lex-ee-us
Zexion - Zecks-e-on
Saix - Sigh-x
Axel - Axel/Axle :p
Demyx - Dem-ix
Luxord - Lucks-ord (I'm guessing on this one, as I don't recall his name ever being pronounced)
Marluxia - Mar-loo-Sha
Larxene - Larks-een
Roxas - Rocks-us (hehe)
Xion - She-own/She-on
Luxord's name is pronounced loo-cks-ord (I put loo and cks separate because of the hard oo sound that his name is pronounced as)
 

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Makes sense since he's all about luck based games (which is why I thought it was luck-sword)
 

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From what I remember from the games (hyphens just for readability)

Xemnas - Zem-nus
Xigbar - Zig-bar
Xaldin - Zal-din
Vexen - Vecks-en
Lexaeus - lex-ee-us
Zexion - Zecks-e-on
Saix - Sigh-x
Axel - Axel/Axle :p
Demyx - Dem-ix
Luxord - Lucks-ord (I'm guessing on this one, as I don't recall his name ever being pronounced)
Marluxia - Mar-loo-Sha
Larxene - Larks-een
Roxas - Rocks-us (hehe)
Xion - She-own/She-on
Zexion's is Zex-ian

Bu yes, with the exception of Luxord, every member's had their name pronounced in cutscenes.
 

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...I cannot for the life of me remember Demyx being pronounced. Must have been when I watched the scenes of Days in 1.5.
Roxas says it in Days, and Xaldin says it in II final mix. Deh-mix.
 

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From what I remember from the games (hyphens just for readability)

Xemnas - Zem-nus
Xigbar - Zig-bar
Xaldin - Zal-din
Vexen - Vecks-en
Lexaeus - lex-ee-us
Zexion - Zecks-e-on
Saix - Sigh-x
Axel - Axel/Axle :p
Demyx - Dem-ix
Luxord - Lucks-ord (I'm guessing on this one, as I don't recall his name ever being pronounced)
Marluxia - Mar-loo-Sha
Larxene - Larks-een
Roxas - Rocks-us (hehe)
Xion - She-own/She-on
As a comparison here are the Japanese names: (Remember that a "u" is often silent)

ぜムナス - Zemu-Nasu ("Zemnas")
シグバール - Shigu-Baaru ("Shigbar")
ザルディン - Zaru-Din ("Zaldin")
ヴィクセン - Viku-Sen ("Veexen")
レクセウス - Reku-Se-usu ("Lecksayoos")
ゼクシオン - Zeku-Shi-On ("Zeksheon")
サイクス - Saikusu ("Sykes")
アクセル - Aku-Seru ("Aksel")
デミクス - De-Mikusu ("Dehmiks")
ルクソード - Ruku-Soodo ("Looksword")
マールーシャ - Maa-Ruu-Sha ("Marloosha")
ラクシーヌ - Raku-Shiinu ("Larkscene")
ロクサス - Roku-Sasu ("Rocksas")
シオン - Shi-On ("Sheon")

While it certainly would make sense for Luxord to be pronounced "Luck-sword", as in Luxor, and all the casino-gambling similarities, his Japanese name suggests it is to be pronounced "Look-sword".
 

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Might be right, but I thought in English, the name was pronounced "Z" -igbar rather than "Sh" - igbar? So slight differences in the English and Japanese pronunciations for some of the names (even /luxord ;)

and yeah I was supposed to write Zecks-ian but for some reason didnt :)
 
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Might be right, but I thought in English, the name was pronounced "Z" -igbar rather than "Sh" - igbar? So slight differences in the English and Japanese pronunciations for some of the names (even /luxord ;)
He wasn't saying that the pronunciations are exactly the same in both languages, just that it's easier to tell what the intended one is if you use the japanese as a root.
 
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