« on: 2008-06-13 07:57:24 »
What shall we call Aeris in the FFVII voice-over project?
(thanks to Tsetra for many of the arguments)
-The original game had Aeris
-We're not remaking the game, just adding voices
-ã‚¨ã‚¢ãƒªã‚¹ (earisu) is her Japanese name, you can't write "th" in Japanese
-ã‚»ãƒ•ã‚£ãƒã‚¹ (sefirosu) is Sephiroth's Japanese name, could be named after the Sephirot, Sephiroth, Sefiroth (singular: Sephirah, Sefirah) of the Kabbalah. Could "Sephiroth" have been rendered incorrectly as well?
-Though some say Aeris is a mistranslation, Square surely saw the finished translation before it reached America and knew what their characters were named
-If Square was aiming for "Earth," why didn't they just call her Earth?
-Aeris can be said to roll off the tongue nicely, while Aerith might sound like one has a lisp...
-According to Square, her name supposed to convey "Earth," thus "th" makes it closer to the spelling
-All Final Fantasy VII spin-offs credit her as Aerith
Vote and add arguments, please. I choose Aeris...