Israeli deck - easy pronouncing guide

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Israeli deck - easy pronouncing guide

Postby IED Kitty » Fri 30 Sep 2016 18:57

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Lost story short:
I'm putting up this guide so EVERYONE that read it can quickly understand how to easily understand pronounce unit names in 2 minutes.
Hebrew is one of easier (and most beautiful) languages i got to learn so picking up on how to pronounce unit names is easy and quick, trust me.
-I'm going to give an easy rule of thumb to remember.

(And if anyone wants to know the exact unit names there's a list afterwards if you wanna make sure you achieve a perfect biblical pronunciation. i'll also add a translation so you can easily understand some of the meaning of the names.)

2 GENERAL RULES OF THUMB:
1) all the vowel letters are pronounced in their "basic" form always.
That means that when you come accross an A it's just pronounced "ah" (like A in Arm)
E = "eh" (like in Error)
i = "eeh" (like in Indian) [ one note, just the letter "i" in some models stands for Israel, so iSherman is such a case.]
O = "oh" (like in "oh" my god israeli DLC is a reality!)
U = "ooh" (like in Uber, or Uzi)

2) consonants:
SH = always pronounced like in english, i.e "Sh"erman
CH or H= this is a little different i saw people struggle because it's not native to the English language, here's a few examples on how to pronounce it that i'm sure you'll get:
as in - A"ch"med (the arabic name)
or "kha" like the brutal leader - Genghis "khan"
or a russian guy wit a heavy accent says "ch"elicopter or "ch"ello (in russian it's just the letter X)
G = pronounced Ghi/gha/gho. G as in Gear or Gate, not General.
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That's it, with those you got everything you need to know on how to easily pronounce the israeli unit names. Below, if you wish there's a list so you can make sure per unit. I will underlines where the emphesis should be put when saying the word, i.e cellphone and not cellphone or morter and not morter

LOGISTICS:
PIKUD = Commnand (pronounced Pi-kud (remember the "pi" sounds like "pee" no "pie")
HAPAK = acronym for "forward command room" which just means a command unit/station/vehicle (pronounced Ha-paak (again, that Ha sounds like "kha")
BARDELAS = means a Cheeta (pronounced baar-deh-laas only quickly obviously)
NUM NUM = no idea, sounds like something a Warcraft Orc would say (pronounced noom-noom)
ZELDA = no idea what it means (pronounced like the famous game, like you would in english)
NAGMACHON = means "little APC" (pronounced naag-maa-chon)
ACHZARIT = means "cruel" in feminine tense (pronounced aach-zaa-reet) (remember the note about the "CH")
ANAFA = i think it means some kind of bird (pronounced ah-naa-fah)
SAYFAN = dont know the meanting (pronounced sai-faan)
OSHKOSH = nicknamed after it's manufacturer, it's a Hemtt (pronounced osh-kosh)
RIO = no meaning as far as i know (pronounced ree-oh like rio de janeiro)
YAS'UR = type of a sea bird (pronounced yaas-ur, there's a small pause where the ' is, most people get it right)
HAMER = means and pronounced EXACTLY like hummer (the US humvee)

INFATRY:
BARKAN = Thistle (A thorny flower) (pronounced baar-kaan) (credit:Kirillop2)
BAZAK = means "fast" (pronounced bah-zak)
DORBAN = means porcupine (pronounced dor-baan (it's the giant kind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_crested_porcupine)
GAVNUNI = don't know the meaning (pronounced gaav-nu-ni)
GIVATI = unit name that stems from the word Hill (pronounced Ghiv-ah-ti)
MESAYA'AT = means a unit that supports ( pronounced meh-sah-yah-aat)
MILUIM = means reserve (forces) (pronounced mi-lu-eem)
ROVAIT = means an infantry unit (pronounced roh-vah-eet)
SHAYETET = means a unit that floats/cruises on water (pronounced shah-yeh-tet)
TZANHANIM = means paratroopers (pronounced tsan-cha-nim)

SUPPORT:
HOVET = means one who bats (with a bat, like the role in baseball) (pronounced cho-vet)
MACHBET = means a bat (again, like in baseball) (pronounced Mach-bet)
DRAKON = means a dragon (pronounced dra-kon)
LAISH = dunno what it means (pronounced lah-eesh)
MAKMAT = acronym for "heavy self propelled mortar" (margema kveda mitnaya'at), (pronounced Maak-maat)
ROCHEV = one who rides (pronounced roh-chev)
DOHER = one who rides as well (but more like gallops or hurries) (pronounced doh-her)
ROMACH = pike (weapon) (pronounced roh-mach)
KARDOM = another word for an axe, or a decapitating tool (pronounced kaar-dom)
SHENAV = means ivory (pronounced shen-ahv)
SHOLEF = one who draws/pulls (out a weapon) (as in when you yell "pull" and some guy pulls plates so you can shoot them with your shotgun) (pronounced sho-lef) written in hebrew on the turret side is "TOMAT merkava" which means "self propelled gun merkava"

ARMOR:
MAG'ACH = thrust (pronounced ma-gach)
MERKAVA = means chariot (pronounced mer-ka-va , emphesis on the VA, a lot of people mistakingly say merKAva, but you need to say merkaVA)
MERKAVA 3 BAZ = the BAZ is pronounced bahz which is an acronym to the words BArak Zoher that mean = shining/glowing lighting.
SHO'T KAL = Shot is Whip and Kal is after Continental engine (pronounced shot-kaal) (credit:Kirillop2)

RECON:
BEDUOINS = an arab ethnic group which serve in the IDF, a known tracking/recon unit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedouin) (pronounced beh-doo-ins)
MAGLAN = means Ibis - a bird thats is known to adept to every situation (pronounced maag-laan)
TIRAN = dunno what it means (pronounced tee-raan)

VEHICLES:
HAFIZ = dunno the meaning (pronouced ha-fits)
PEREH = means Wild (pronounced peh-reh)
(HAMER) OREV = orev means crow (pronounced o-rev)
(HAMER) MAPATS - mapats means BANG (as in the big bang) (pronounced mah-pats)
ZACHLAN = one who suses tracks (pronounced zach-laan)

HELICOPTERS:
LAHATUT = a trick (one that a magician or a juggler would do) (pronounced lah-ha-toot)
PETEN = black desert cobra (pronounced peh-ten)
TZEFA = viper (snake) (pronouced tse-fah)
(YAS'UR) NIMROD = nimrod is a biblical figure, grandson of Noah, he's supposed to be great hunter of sorts (pronounced neem-rod)

PLANES:

AYIT - eagle (pronounced a-eet)
KURNASS- hammer (pronounced koor-naas)
BAZ - falcon (pronouced baaz)
AKEF - Buzzard (another predator bird / bird of prey) (pronounced ah-kef)
RA'AM - Thunder (pronounced rah-ahm / rah-am)
LAVI - young lion (pronounced lah-vee)
NETZ - hawk (pronounced nets)
BARAK - lightning (pronounced bah-rak)
SHAHAK - sky (pronounced sha-chaak)
NESHER - vulture (pronounced ne-sher)
KFIR - lion cub (pronounced kfeer)

Thats it folks, hope it helps someone

I sure hope Eugen will paint the israeli apache in it's color scheme, check it out, pretty cool:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _hills.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Greece.jpg
https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/AH-64_%D7 ... che004.jpg

here's a bonus pic of the Magach 7, looks pretty sweet:
https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%9E%D7 ... 7c-055.JPG
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Re: Israeli deck - easy pronouncing guide

Postby Killertomato » Fri 30 Sep 2016 19:15

Should be pinned in the Red Dragon section, I think.
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Re: Israeli deck - easy pronouncing guide

Postby Guggy » Fri 30 Sep 2016 19:25

Oshkosh is the truck manufacturer I think :p

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Re: Israeli deck - easy pronouncing guide

Postby IED Kitty » Fri 30 Sep 2016 19:34

Killertomato wrote:Should be pinned in the Red Dragon section, I think.

i wrote it in WG general, but someone moved it into off topic, i'm asking for it to be moved back. i don't think this is off topic :(
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Postby Mike » Fri 30 Sep 2016 22:19

Killertomato wrote:Should be pinned in the Red Dragon section, I think.


You don't like butchered pronunciations.
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Re: Israeli deck - easy pronouncing guide

Postby IED Kitty » Fri 30 Sep 2016 22:35

Guggy wrote:Oshkosh is the truck manufacturer I think :p

you're right, it's a nickname given to that truck by the soldiers,
Updated, thanks!
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Postby Guggy » Sat 1 Oct 2016 00:44

Very cool thread though :) And informative to boot!

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Re: Israeli deck - easy pronouncing guide

Postby StalkerDellaNote » Sat 1 Oct 2016 08:37

IED Kitty wrote:
Guggy wrote:Oshkosh is the truck manufacturer I think :p

you're right, it's a nickname given to that truck by the soldiers,
Updated, thanks!

No? It's the Manufacturer
Oshkosh.. like Ford, Mercedes, & Mack
It's who makes the Vehicle..
Oshkosh makes MTVR, The HEMTT/LVS, JLTV, M/L/S-ATV, erc.
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Re: Israeli deck - easy pronouncing guide

Postby IED Kitty » Sat 1 Oct 2016 10:03

StalkerDellaNote wrote:
IED Kitty wrote:
Guggy wrote:Oshkosh is the truck manufacturer I think :p

you're right, it's a nickname given to that truck by the soldiers,
Updated, thanks!

No? It's the Manufacturer
Oshkosh.. like Ford, Mercedes, & Mack
It's who makes the Vehicle..
Oshkosh makes MTVR, The HEMTT/LVS, JLTV, M/L/S-ATV, erc.

you seem to misunderstand my post, i'll explain:
Oshkosh is the manufacturer of the HEMTT, AND SO the israeli soldiers call the HEMTT "oshkosh" after the name of the truck manufacturer.
Another example is International (truck manufacturer), has a truck used by the IDF, we nicknamed that truck "inter" when i was in service.
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Postby orcbuster » Sat 1 Oct 2016 14:08

Yeah I moved it off-topic. Although it s cool it isn't really directly related to the game itself and the main forum is cramped enough as it is right now.
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