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Old 04-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #21
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Slightly off-topic question for native English speakers. I watched part of that Spring Conference and heard the guy say "Mackinarium". Just like Tim Schafer did in his video with Ron Gilbert. I always thought the pronunciation was Mashinarium. It's Mashine, not Mackine, right? Inquiring minds want to know...
Machine is pronounced Mashine, Fien. So this native English speaker pronounces it Mashinarium.

Who pronounces mechanical as mack-anical?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #22
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I've always pronounced Machinarium with the "k" sound, not "sh," but now that you mention it, "sh" does make more sense. In my mind I associated it with mechanical, as Zane said, and also mechanism.

I'm really looking forward to the new game. The graphics look so delightful.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #23
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I always said Mashinarium. Like Fien said, it's mashine, not mackine. D'oh.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #24
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Machinations and machinate use the "k" sound, which may have added to the confusion in pronunciation.
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ohh actualy, i see why people pronounce it "mack". It looks like the root is the latin "machina" as in "deus ex machina" and thats definitely pronounced "mack".
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Hrm...interesting. I never even thought there was another way to pronounce than Mashinarium.

Botanicula looks very appealing. I love the art style of Amanita. Just look at their logo! It's brilliant in its simplicity.
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It's excellent isn't it? It's so full of personality and emotion. These guys could make a great animated film ............
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I've always pronounced it "Mashinarium" too. I get the confusion with mackinations, but I thought that both mackinations and mashinations were accepted in English? So, in analogy, maybe both are correct for Machinarium as well???

I don't get the comparison with the Latin "deus ex machina", though, because the pronounciation there is closer to ma-he-na (the 'he'-part being like the word), imo. No 'sh'-sound, no 'k'-sound.

Anyway, Botanicula looks awesome. It's one of the few titles that made my "list of games to play" before it was even released.
I'll probably play it right after working through Machinarium. That's still a while off, though...
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I don't get the comparison with the Latin "deus ex machina", though, because the pronounciation there is closer to ma-he-na (the 'he'-part being like the word), imo. No 'sh'-sound, no 'k'-sound.
Well its latin, so in a sense we'l never know whos "right"
But all of the major dictionaries list it as ˈdā-əs-ˌeks-ˈmä-ki-nə
like this or this
So you should at least get the comparison
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I've always pronounced it "Mashinarium" too. I get the confusion with mackinations, but I thought that both mackinations and mashinations were accepted in English? So, in analogy, maybe both are correct for Machinarium as well???
Believe me, English accepts a lot. It's a wonderful, screwy language that makes rules then breaks them every chance it gets.

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I don't get the comparison with the Latin "deus ex machina", though, because the pronounciation there is closer to ma-he-na (the 'he'-part being like the word), imo. No 'sh'-sound, no 'k'-sound.
Sounds like you're speaking church Latin maybe. (Which I know next to nothing about except it doesn't sound like what I learned in school sometime before dirt was invented.) AFAIK, Zane is right. It's a hard 'k' in machina not a soft sound like 'sh' or 'he'.

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Anyway, Botanicula looks awesome. It's one of the few titles that made my "list of games to play" before it was even released.
You and me. I've already got it on pre-order and I'm off to download the goodies now.
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Botanicula is getting some early love from Kotaku today:

http://kotaku.com/5902784/the-splend...ade-joyfulness
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^geez that article is over the top... but i am excited
Probably going to get my copy from gog this weekend.
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Already a review at AG. That's very fast! Now, if only Amanita would be so kind as to release Botanicula, I'd be very very happy. Today was to be the day, I've visited their store countless times, but still nothing. In Europe the 19th of April will be over in a couple of hours.
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Humble Botanicula Bundle is live.

http://www.humblebundle.com/

People are upset about this, having preordered from sites like GOG for full price.
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What's up, Fien? We know you'll want the box anyway...

(And for that you'll have to wait )
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What's up, Fien? We know you'll want the box anyway...

(And for that you'll have to wait )
I'm going to do the same thing as I did with Machinarium. Buy the download from the developers now, buy the nice box (pre-ordered) at amazon.de. This is Amanita, they're worth it. But I do think the Humblebundle vs. GOG situation is not good.
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I'm going to do the same thing as I did with Machinarium. Buy the download from the developers now, buy the nice box (pre-ordered) at amazon.de.
I knew you'd do that. You're a hardcore supporter of what's good in this niche...

(And a nice person too, I reckon...)
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10k purchases and almost 90k in a few hours

I 'll try to play the game this weekend
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(And a nice person too, I reckon...)

(I don't think everybody here agrees with you on that particular aspect of my fascinating personality. )

I'm already stuck in Botanicula. But loving it.
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