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Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« 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)

Aeris:

-The original game had Aeris

-We're not remaking the game, just adding voices

-エアリス (earisu) is her Japanese name, you can't write "th" in Japanese

-セフィロス (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...


Aerith:

-It's official

-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

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Vote and add arguments, please. I choose Aeris...

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #1 on: 2008-06-13 08:19:45 »
Aeris

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #2 on: 2008-06-13 08:32:32 »
I choose Aeristh.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #3 on: 2008-06-13 08:46:52 »
Aeris.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #4 on: 2008-06-13 13:41:20 »
I like Aeris better

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #5 on: 2008-06-13 16:34:58 »
Aerith.  If Aeris though, why don't we go ahead and call Sephiroth sefirosu and cloud kaloudo.
While we're at it let's just have the whole thing in japanese.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #6 on: 2008-06-13 18:40:55 »
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why don't we go ahead and call Sephiroth sefirosu and cloud kaloudo.

Er, cos that's not what's in the original game, whereas "Aeris" is, which is what they're talking about?  :|

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #7 on: 2008-06-13 21:14:48 »
Aeris.
Saying Aerith in english makes it sound like you have a lisp.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #8 on: 2008-06-13 21:35:06 »
Well, if you want to get technical, the 'original' one is in Japanese.

I vote Aeris. Because 'Aerith' just sounds crap.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #9 on: 2008-06-13 21:49:54 »
aeris

nuff said
« Last Edit: 2008-06-13 22:00:58 by ye-roon »

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #10 on: 2008-06-13 21:50:51 »
I'd like to use Aerith as it's the official North American name, so my vote goes for Aerith.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #11 on: 2008-06-13 21:52:40 »
I must be one of the only people that think Aerith sounds better.  I change her name to that when I play FF7. :-)

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #12 on: 2008-06-13 21:54:04 »
I'll keep this going until we start recording Aeris/Aerith, which will probably be next weekend.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #13 on: 2008-06-13 21:54:46 »
Aeris.

That's also currently how Fcicedula's voices currently catches her name (no matter what you named her, voices defaults to the original name) so it would be easier to coordinate between script and voices.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #14 on: 2008-06-13 21:54:45 »
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Well, if you want to get technical, the 'original' one is in Japanese.

Yeah, but you're not doing the voice-over for the Japanese version of the game; it appears as Aeris in the text, so it makes sense to pronounce it as such (whereas obviously Sephiroth doesn't appear sefirosu...)

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #15 on: 2008-06-13 21:57:43 »
Well I suppose for the voice over project, Aeris is more practical, seeing as that IS what's in the game and all.  But what would people prefer, no voice project?  I just mean on a standard play, does that change anyones opinion?

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #16 on: 2008-06-13 22:23:58 »
On another note, I prefer Nanaki to RedXIII.
It's an actual... you know, NAME.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #17 on: 2008-06-14 00:30:13 »
Yeah but he doesn't tell them his name until later on in the game, so maybe they'll just call him Red, or some other nicknames lol.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #18 on: 2008-06-14 00:58:19 »
I hope they don't say "Red Thirteen", that'd be horribly stupid.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #19 on: 2008-06-14 05:06:46 »
The topic is about Aeris/Aerith, not Red XIII. Besides, hope doesn't accomplish anything.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #20 on: 2008-06-14 06:39:43 »
Aeris

That the way i like it
 I love that name

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #21 on: 2008-06-14 07:22:00 »
The topic is about Aeris/Aerith, not Red XIII. Besides, hope doesn't accomplish anything.
Since I know people who are making the VO project are likely reading this, I know my voiced comment could possibly be noted. No big deal.

And sorry for not sticking to the important discussion. I guess I should've made a new topic about Red's name since it's apparently off-topic. :P

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #22 on: 2008-06-16 00:24:40 »
I prefer Aeris than Aerith, because I think it's easier to Spell it ^^
I think Aeris is nice !

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #23 on: 2008-06-16 02:15:01 »
That's 11 for Aeris, 3 for Aerith, I think.

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Re: Aeris vs. Aerith in the Voice-Over Project
« Reply #24 on: 2008-06-16 06:39:22 »
But Crisis Core in the US version also credits her as Aerith, right? I'll go with Aerith!