tru0001
04-24-2007, 09:47 AM
How do you pronounce Tidus's name? I pronounce it as Tee-Dus or Ti-Da (according to Japanese Pronounciation) or Ti-Da-Su.... I know this is a areally dumb question but just wondering

Neg
04-24-2007, 11:02 AM
In Kingdom Hearts Selphie pronounces it Tee-dus.

In KH II, she pronounces it Tye-dus.

Best I can do ;)

tru0001
04-24-2007, 12:42 PM
In Kingdom Hearts Selphie pronounces it Tee-dus.

In KH II, she pronounces it Tye-dus.

Best I can do ;)

What I meant what you personally pronounce Tidus's name but anyway Tye-Dus is a mispronounciation of Tidus's name because there is no ie (such as tie) in the Japanese phonics the pronounciations would allways be a (a as in car) i (pronounce like me) u (as in oo) e (sounds like met) and o (such as Bob)

Neg
04-24-2007, 01:38 PM
I mis-read your question. It was ambiguous enough that it sounded like you were asking how to properly pronounce it, and I had just woken up, so my bad.

I say tye-dus, because I have a long history of mispronouncing Japanese words. I'm not proud of this and I always make it a point to ask EVERYTIME one comes up, now. Also, because KH has gone out of its way to pronounce it both ways. Now that you've enlightened me, I will say it correctly.

tigertsume
04-24-2007, 04:30 PM
What I meant what you personally pronounce Tidus's name but anyway Tye-Dus is a mispronounciation of Tidus's name because there is no ie (such as tie) in the Japanese phonics the pronounciations would allways be a (a as in car) i (pronounce like me) u (as in oo) e (sounds like met) and o (such as Bob)

i would have to see the katakana or hiragana. there is a ie (tie) sound, tai. it could be taidasu. the ti in japanese is pronounced more like chi

ROKI
04-24-2007, 04:38 PM
I always pronounce it as Tee-Dus

Ultimadream
04-24-2007, 05:26 PM
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ClaudStrofe
04-24-2007, 05:31 PM
I think that it was americanized to be pronounced tie-dus, but was originally pronounced tee-dus. I personally like tie-dus because it sounds more natural and it can be said either way. Both ways are fine>_>

Doggoneus
04-24-2007, 09:06 PM
Tie-dus sounds the best anyway. Thats how I say it. Kingdom Hearts 1 killed it though :P

Akazaeon
04-24-2007, 09:47 PM
I pronounce it Tie-dus. It just sounds better to me that way. When I first saw his name, that's what I thought it was so I'm sticking with it even if phonetically it is "tea-dus". It always makes me think of tea...

tru0001
04-25-2007, 12:54 AM
i would have to see the katakana or hiragana. there is a ie (tie) sound, tai. it could be taidasu. the ti in japanese is pronounced more like chi

Oh yeah I forgot, but according to Wikipedia his Japanese name is Tida (or if you make the second character bigger Teida).... ティーダ,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidus

Kurisutaru
04-25-2007, 01:55 AM
I pronounce it Tie-dus. It just sounds better to me that way. When I first saw his name, that's what I thought it was so I'm sticking with it even if phonetically it is "tea-dus". It always makes me think of tea...

Haha. I thought it was pronounced "tie-dus" at first too, but then once I heard them pronounce it "tee-dus" in KH, I've just pronounced it that way. Although, now I'm very confused on what the pronounciation really is. xD

Mickrulz
04-25-2007, 01:58 AM
I always pronounced it Tie-dus.

tigertsume
04-25-2007, 04:40 AM
Oh yeah I forgot, but according to Wikipedia his Japanese name is Tida (or if you make the second character bigger Teida).... ティーダ,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidus

You are right. I checked a few sources other than wiki, it is Tida.

Illuminati87
04-28-2007, 08:29 AM
I always said Tie-dus

zellygirl
04-28-2007, 12:39 PM
I've always said Tie-dus. I attempted to change to Tee-dus but I always just go back to Tie-dus. Tee-dus sounds really unusual after playing the whole game THEN finding out how to pronounce it >.<

Nelzar
04-28-2007, 09:16 PM
I pronounce it both ways depending on how the mood takes me.

JoeBob
04-29-2007, 04:04 AM
Peh. Tee-Dus is just some lame american way of saying it. Umm.. i mean...
Tie-dus is quite obviously the proper pronounciation. :P

Ti does not exist in japanese. To sound anything like it, it would have to be Taedasu, Tee-dus i don't think is even possible in japanese, because there's no Tee like sounds. You could do Tei, but it still wouldn't sound like Tee. Therefore proving my point, it's Tie-dus :P

tru0001
04-29-2007, 04:07 AM
Peh. Tee-Dus is just some lame american way of saying it. Umm.. i mean...
Tie-dus is quite obviously the proper pronounciation. :P

Ti does not exist in japanese. To sound anything like it, it would have to be Taedasu, Tee-dus i don't think is even possible in japanese, because there's no Tee like sounds. You could do Tei, but it still wouldn't sound like Tee. Therefore proving my point, it's Tie-dus :P

Ti is Possible in Katakana
ティ make Ti instead of Tei because the second character (i) is smaller kind or like Sho (shi and small yo) or cha (chi and small ya)

JoeBob
04-29-2007, 04:16 AM
Hmm... I don't think so. Your point is valid, just i'm not sure if it works. Eh, i'll ask my jap friend.

Albel
04-29-2007, 04:49 AM
It is Tee-dus, in the japanese version of KHI + II they pronounce it Tee-dus

also, kanji is usually used for uncommon japanese sylables

Neg
04-29-2007, 04:57 AM
It is Tee-dus, in the japanese version of KHI + II they pronounce it Tee-dus

also, kanji is usually used for uncommon japanese sylables

So why did Selphie say it as Tie-dus in the US version of KH II? TO DRIVE US TO THIS DISCUSSION :-P

Xo_Namine_oX
04-29-2007, 04:58 AM
*Chuckles* Most video game character voices are too American. Well, usually.

Seiryuu
04-29-2007, 05:01 AM
It is Tee-dus, in the japanese version of KHI + II they pronounce it Tee-dus

also, kanji is usually used for uncommon japanese sylablesI think you're referring to katakana, not kanji.

Albel
04-29-2007, 05:08 AM
So why did Selphie say it as Tie-dus in the US version of KH II? TO DRIVE US TO THIS DISCUSSION :-P

americans are stupid, the character from Star Ocean named "Albel" , my user name, is pronounced "Arbel" in japan


I think you're referring to katakana, not kanji.

probably right, katakana is for non japanese originated words... damn it maybe thats hirigana... i always get the two confused

Seiryuu
04-29-2007, 05:11 AM
Katakana - used for loan words or emphasis
Hiragana - Used for Japanese-origin words
Kanji - Chinese characters used in conjunction with hiragana, though ocassionally katakana.

jewess crabcake
04-29-2007, 05:12 AM
Lol *insert asian joke about accent, of sounding the letter "l" "rr"*

Neg
04-29-2007, 05:12 AM
americans are stupid

If you are insinuating that Selphie somehow did something wrong, I will glady ask if you'd like to take this outside :-P

On the serious side of this, yes I am aware mistranslations and mispronounciations are frequent. I copped to that earlier in this thread.

Albel
04-29-2007, 05:18 AM
It's not selphies fault, just her voiceactors *shrugs*

also, thanks fo clarifing "sieryuu"

Seiryuu
04-29-2007, 05:22 AM
*pout*

Seiryuu, Seiryuu!

Are you from FFF, by the way?

JoeBob
04-29-2007, 05:51 AM
Katakana - used for loan words or emphasis
Hiragana - Used for Japanese-origin words
Kanji - Chinese characters used in conjunction with hiragana, though ocassionally katakana.

Ah tut tut tut.

Kanji - Traditional japanese writing language, based off chinese. Character based (e.g. A character is used for meaning one thing. Seperate characters for each word, even if said the same)
Hiragana - Syllabilic Japanese language, used for words that have no kanji, or if the kanji is unknown to the writer
Katakana - Used for words borrowed from other language like english, german etc.

Jeez ppl, get it right >_>;;

Seiryuu
04-29-2007, 05:33 PM
Ah tut tut tut.

Kanji - Traditional japanese writing language, based off chinese. Character based (e.g. A character is used for meaning one thing. Seperate characters for each word, even if said the same)
Hiragana - Syllabilic Japanese language, used for words that have no kanji, or if the kanji is unknown to the writer
Katakana - Used for words borrowed from other language like english, german etc.

Jeez ppl, get it right >_>;;Ok, so I might have described Hiragana incorrectly, but you're just repeating what I said for katakana, minus the occasional emphasis.. -_-

tru0001
04-29-2007, 11:12 PM


There is a Ti in the Expanded Katakana Syllables

Albel
04-29-2007, 11:16 PM
Sorry Seiryuu.

And no, I've never been to FFF.

JoeBob
04-30-2007, 01:19 AM
Ok, so I might have described Hiragana incorrectly, but you're just repeating what I said for katakana, minus the occasional emphasis.. -_-

No, i'm really not. Didn't you read my description of kanji?
Kanji is the base language, it's not used in conjunction with others, others are used in conjunction with it :P
Kanji is the dominant, written japanese language.
Lol, nah, i'm just being annoying now :P

Oh and tru0001, you were right, you can do Ti. Who knows, i'll have to find tidus's name written down in hiragana

shadukai
04-30-2007, 01:27 AM
Tidus -TAI-DUS.

Thread over.

JoeBob
04-30-2007, 01:30 AM
Yep. That's how it should be said, no two ways about it. Every time someone says Tee-Dus, god kills a puppy. AND YOU DON'T WANT TO KILL PUPPIES NOW, DO YOU?!

shadukai
04-30-2007, 01:37 AM
Plus, I've never heard of someone whose name is Tidus, and its pronounced that way, this includes my father's name, Titus.

Other then someone named Tidus having the nickname "Tee", then its doesn't sound correct.

jewess crabcake
04-30-2007, 01:43 AM
Tidus was a cool show back in 02 but you know hiatus. Also biblical name.

tru0001
04-30-2007, 06:47 AM
English - Tee-dus or Tie-dus
Japanese- Tida or Tidasu.... this thread changed alot lol....

JoeBob
04-30-2007, 07:31 AM
Peh! Only noobs say Tee-Dus. Jeez ppl, get with the times and submit to peer pressure!

tru0001
04-30-2007, 07:43 AM
Well I admit that I am a FFX noob lol!.... hey ur from Victoria yeah! where from?


Tidus= ティーダ, Tīda

JoeBob
04-30-2007, 10:18 AM
Hmm? I'm from Geelong. I won't get any more specific then that :P
How about you?

tru0001
04-30-2007, 11:02 PM
Deer Park and hour or 2 away from you!

-Tantarian-
04-30-2007, 11:12 PM
Tidus is Tidus.

Chrissss
05-01-2007, 02:43 AM
Tidus is Tidus.

Wrong. Its pronounced like Peter.

JoeBob
05-01-2007, 03:33 AM
I agree completely heh. Although i always thought it was pronouced Steven.

milo891
05-03-2007, 05:17 AM
I have always pronounced it Tie-dus, because Tee-dus just sounds funny, especially after playing through the whole game with my friends and me calling him Tie-dus.

beat
05-03-2007, 08:32 AM
Tide with Bleach?

Tee-dus sounds weird...but that's probably the correct one?
I use Tie-dus though.

Reminds me of Magus from Chrono Trigger.
I was never too sure if it was Mah-gus or May-gus.

JoeBob
05-03-2007, 10:59 AM
Correction! Tee-dus is correct to americans as they are always warping the english language :P

Tie-dus is quite obviously the proper way to say it as the japanese would never come up with such a lame name as tee-dus heh

jewess crabcake
05-03-2007, 04:30 PM
Wow you shitted on your credibility quite fast.

ispaht
05-05-2007, 02:12 PM
I think it's Tee-dus because Japanese don't pronounce ti as tie.
And the man talking on FFX's trailer said Tee-dus.

Albel
05-05-2007, 02:53 PM
Exactly, the Japanese sylable "i" is pronounced ee, an example would be the Japanese word "iru" its pronounced ee-roo not ie-roo, therefore due too trasitive property, Tidus is pronounced Tee-dus

tru0001
05-06-2007, 12:02 AM
Yeah even they pronounced Maester Mika wrong it's meant to be pronunced Mee-Ka not My-ka

JoeBob
05-06-2007, 02:34 AM
Wow you shitted on your credibility quite fast.

It was meant to be a stupid comment -_-

BeyondTheGrave245
05-06-2007, 07:08 PM
I say its tee-dus because if it were TI-dus most people would leave out the D and pronounce it as a T.

JoeBob
05-07-2007, 01:30 AM
Yes but that wouldn't work with Tie-Dus anyway.

mobster352
06-18-2007, 01:08 AM
i pronounce it (tie-dus)

kurohime
06-18-2007, 01:29 AM
I call him Skippy.

TM
06-18-2007, 03:41 AM
i pronounce it (tie-dus)

Oh wow, thats another thread revived.

restiform
06-18-2007, 04:58 AM
i prefer tie-dus as tee-dus sounds rather pussy

greenyxi
06-18-2007, 05:42 PM
The person who does tidus' voice acting says tee-dus, so there we go. He must have been told by SE how to pronounce it.

Redbat
06-18-2007, 05:53 PM
I pronounce it "Tee-dus".

jewess crabcake
06-18-2007, 06:59 PM
Wow redbat. color me shocked

Hynad
06-19-2007, 03:25 AM
What I meant what you personally pronounce Tidus's name but anyway Tye-Dus is a mispronounciation of Tidus's name because there is no ie (such as tie) in the Japanese phonics the pronounciations would allways be a (a as in car) i (pronounce like me) u (as in oo) e (sounds like met) and o (such as Bob)

Hynad
06-19-2007, 03:26 AM
Correction here.

the end of that last line should be like:


... and o (such as toe).

Anakin1980
06-19-2007, 04:59 AM
The person who does tidus' voice acting says tee-dus, so there we go. He must have been told by SE how to pronounce it.
Funny, I've never heard Tidus refer to himself in the third person but I'll take your word for it.

greenyxi
06-19-2007, 04:16 PM
Funny, I've never heard Tidus refer to himself in the third person but I'll take your word for it.

Not Tidus himself, but the voice-actor. The "beyond final fantasy" dvd has his voice actor say it. And the voice actor of his own character is going to be told the pronounciation of his own character's name.

Neg
06-19-2007, 04:23 PM
I still love that Selphie says Ty-dus in KH II. Someone didn't tell her, apparently :p

Reality.Fantasy
06-19-2007, 05:28 PM
Tie-dus sounds way better.

Even though I know it's Tee-dus, I still call him the former. :P

aeonsteph
09-21-2007, 04:23 PM
I think that it varies depending on accent and and which country you live in really. The translations all messed up isnt it with names. Lisa translates to Elise From English to French. Just as a example.

Sobye
09-21-2007, 06:48 PM
Yay, moar thread revival

MorgothErmis
09-21-2007, 06:59 PM
the "correct" is teedus but since this sounds gay, i always call him TAI-dus

TM
09-21-2007, 07:29 PM
Yay, moar thread revival

Desert Wolf
09-21-2007, 10:50 PM
Microsoft Sam calls him Tie-duce

tru0001
09-21-2007, 11:05 PM
Well also the voice actors call him Teedus or Teeda *Japanese* as well look at it on youtube.....

Quantum Link
10-14-2007, 08:52 PM
Tee-Dus :)

Jemeela
10-14-2007, 10:08 PM
oh yeah.

MorgothErmis
10-14-2007, 10:27 PM
what about Tidus'
and what about REVIVING AN OLD TOPIC

Mr E. Stalker
10-14-2007, 11:18 PM
Maybe the Japanese say it like, "Would you like some green tea?" and there was an asian fellow named Duss, so it was like, "Would you like aome green tea, Dus?" And the creators of X were sitting at the table beside him, and they go, "Tea-dus... that's an interesting name, don't you think?" That's MY theory. Sure, it probably didn't happen that way, but, I like to think that's what happened.

Quantum Link
10-15-2007, 03:55 PM
Whoops. Sorry about that. I didn't realize the topic date.

Espanha
10-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Don't apologise to Ms. Ermis. She's a dick. Older threads have been revived for less.

Also, always took the pronounciation as Wakka says it in KH. He has that whole surfer/caribbean guy thing going and I have no idea if it's the correct way, but I liked it so.

Splintered
10-19-2007, 03:08 PM
The correct pronunciation of Tidus is [tet-tez].

You have to say it quickly while tensing the "e's" for it to be anywhere near valid, however.

Maester Seymour Guado
10-21-2007, 01:53 AM
i usually say tie-dus... I always thought thats how it was said.

Sora01
10-21-2007, 11:54 PM
i usually say tie-dus... I always thought thats how it was said.

Same until some of my friends said otherwise...meh i still stick with tie-dus

blinkfag
10-26-2007, 06:04 AM
some of my friends said like tediuos or more so tideus - ti so ive called him tidius from now on...

Mierna
10-26-2007, 11:52 PM
I used to call him TIDE-us cause that's how my cousins pronounced it, but soon I encountered an interview with Tidus' English VA (James Arnold Taylor) and he pronounced it TEE-dus. Plus I also saw the Kingdom Hearts clip with Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie.

Now I'm used to calling him TEE-dus. ^.^

Hynad
10-26-2007, 11:55 PM
It's Tee-dus.

yunivan
10-27-2007, 07:07 AM
i think that depends where...in japan it pronunces in a different way than in the us @_@ like cloud ^O^ here is just cloud like a cloud an in japan it sound like kurado,curado or something like that ^^

ihope that think didnt get wrong^^!...if it get wrong it was meee!! sorry

yunivan
10-27-2007, 07:08 AM
yupi!^O^ i didnt got wrong

Espanha
10-27-2007, 06:23 PM
Man, please stop posting pictures with every post you make.

yunivan
10-29-2007, 09:04 PM
okey ^O^..
i won't do it again

ROKI
10-29-2007, 10:02 PM
Just call him Smith. Pretty easy to pronounce now!

beat
11-03-2007, 04:57 PM
Just give him boobs, call him Tit-us and be done with it.

AuronTheMaster
11-08-2007, 11:02 AM
I pronounced it tee-dus at first, and so did one of my friends, then I saw a documentary going over all the final fantasies, and then I started saying tie-dus, and my friend thinks I've gone against him. Its Tie-dus, dangit. xD

Quantum Link
11-08-2007, 12:28 PM
Square-Enix should have just given him a default name. Even in FFX-2, everybody's like, "Do you think 'you know who' is back?"

Sobye
11-08-2007, 08:23 PM
That did seem kinda ridiculous to me.

Shattered_Skies
12-11-2007, 06:49 AM
I say Tee-Dus. Mainly because I'm german and i = ee in most cases in the german language ;)

tenshi_flame
12-11-2007, 12:56 PM
I believe the pronounciation for "Tidus" should be "tee-du-su" rather than "taidus". Sounds rather confusing, but ya... Then again, it really depends on which version of the game you have. For my version which is the US version, "Tidus" is pronounced as "taidus".

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