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Which name is better, Maph or Imhullu

Maph vs. Imhullu  

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  1. 1. Maph or Imhullu?

    • Maph
      7
    • Imhullu
      95


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'Hullu' is 'insane' in Finnish so that one has always sounded like shoddy Finglish to my ears. That's probably why I prefer it as well.

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I didn't know that this was when I looked at this topic, and though that Maph sounded like a better character name. But Imhullu is definitely way better for a Dark Magic spell.

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This is one of those situations that shows how important it is to localize a game as well as just translating it (which is what annoys me when people prioritize correct kangi pronunciations above all else). Both words technically mean a similar thing, but imhulu sounds much better to the English-speaking ear. Heck, it even sounds similar to "null" which is what that tome does.

Edited by sirmola

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imhullu. it's not even a contest. mafu loses most of its meaning outside of japanese and doesn't sound particularly ominous, but imhullu? this is what the refrance aside, the word just oozes evil. magnificent

I was not aware of this; this makes me like the "Imhullu" localization a lot more actually. Originally I thought it and Maph were both just nonsense words made up to sound all scary and arcane and magicky, but the reality is actually pretty neat!

I learned something today.

Edited by Topaz Light

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I'm generaly a sucker for the original namings, but damn, Imhullu sounds dark, evil, threatening, cthuluesque, cool. Maph just sounds plain and boring.

Edited by B.Leu

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Maph its just easier for me to pronounce.

Yeah that is true, but to me it just sounds corny, I don't know. Imhullu sounds more like the name of a tome to me than Maph.

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I like the name Imhullu better because it sounds demonic. Maph sounds too similar to math (and is also a letter different from math).

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EDIT: I realize this actually isn't a new topic and that I posted in it before and now I feel stupid oops.

Feel free to delete this post.

Edited by Topaz Light

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