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Old 08 January 2021, 02:51   #61
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If it’s not sigh gnosis it might break me!
So long as you pronounce it with a hard "g" you're good.
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Old 08 January 2021, 02:54   #62
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So long as you pronounce it with a hard "g" you're good.
Oh no it was a hard g. Sigh g nosis. Anhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 08 January 2021, 03:19   #63
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Saw this on youtube:

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Skip to 1:45 to hear it pronounced!
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Old 08 January 2021, 04:49   #64
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I've been to award shows and been on stands where they pronounced Haupauge "How-parge" which everyone knows is (or rather was) "Hop-pog".
nah .. its pronounced "flooded land"
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Old 08 January 2021, 05:30   #65
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Shameful, all you should feel great shame.
When it's obviously "SYIKE, NO! SIS!"
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Old 08 January 2021, 14:42   #66
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Psygnosis: We are now the biggest development house in Europe!

Sony: hold my beer.
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Old 08 January 2021, 16:00   #67
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Sony: hold my beer.

lol, indeed.
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Old 09 January 2021, 06:02   #68
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Speaking from an English point of view, do you pronounce it as 'SIG' nosis (SIG as in SIGNAL) or SIGH gnosis (as in he gave a huge 'SIGH' of relief)

The reason I ask is that some members of Psygnosis were doing a talk at Play Expo in 2017 retro event and this question was asked, they said it was prounced 'SIG' nosis as the guy who invented it (Roger Dean?) pronounced it 'SIG' nosis! BUT, on the intro for Blood Money it's clearly pronounced 'SIGH' gnosis contradicting what they said?

So which do YOU prefer, SIG or SIGH?
Well then, I was way off. I always pronounced it as pee-saj-nah-sos.
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Old 09 January 2021, 15:51   #69
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So just recorded this video via WinUAE for Blood Money:
https://streamable.com/x52i5n
Sorry, but it's slightly out of sync.
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Old 09 January 2021, 16:27   #70
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I say "Psy" (as in PSYchology) and "Gnosis". It's the correct pronunciation, considering the etymology of the name.

I always pronounced it that way, but back in my youth most of my mates said it the portuguese way: p'seeg-noh-sees
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Old 21 January 2021, 14:40   #71
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You don't pronounce it PISSgnosis?
I do when I'm playing the C64 version of Shadow of the Beast:

EDIT: Read the scrolltext when the game starts.

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Old 21 January 2021, 14:51   #72
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Read the scrolltext at the start of the game.
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I learned how to pronounce it from the introduction to "Blood Money."
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Old 22 January 2021, 17:42   #75
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Yeah, but he also pronounces "derby" as "darby."
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Old 22 January 2021, 21:15   #76
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I too used to pronounce it SIG-Nosis, but have since learned that was incorrect. I had a similar experience with Wacom.. for years I pronounced it Way-Com, but then I saw a promotional video from them and learned it is pronounced Wack-um.
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Old 22 January 2021, 22:31   #77
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I too used to pronounce it SIG-Nosis, but have since learned that was incorrect.
The guys from Psygnosis said it's pronounced that way. It's not incorrect. It's just not the popular pronounciation which I guess stemmed from the Blood Money intro.

It would be nice if Ray Norrish would log back in and clear up why he used an incorrect pronounciation in the intro (assuming it was him according to the top comment by him at this YouTube video: [ Show youtube player ])

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Old 23 January 2021, 21:00   #78
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The guys from Psygnosis said it's pronounced that way. It's not incorrect. It's just not the popular pronounciation which I guess stemmed from the Blood Money intro.

It would be nice if Ray Norrish would log back in and clear up why he used an incorrect pronounciation in the intro (assuming it was him according to the top comment by him at this YouTube video: [ Show youtube player ])
Lol, it's lovely when you get corrected by someone just to find out they were the incorrect ones.

Maybe they were trying to fake some kind of accent or something.
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Just got a prod from someone that this discussion was going on here.
Well, it wasn't my voice on the intro, but a friend of mine.
Interestingly, my friend and I had the same discussion back in the day - you saw it written down all the time, but no-one had actually heard it spoken.
Reason enough for us to do 2 takes at the time with both the [SIG]nosis and [SIGH]nosis pronunciations and yea, they selected the [SIGH] pronunciation, yo our surprise.
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