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> Hydro-City
> Hi-Drossity
> Hi-Der-Ossity

What is it, /vr/? We need an answer.

>> No.6672143

>>6672142
For me, it's a pun on velocity.

>> No.6672148

>>6672142
Now that the dust has settled, I think we’re can all agree that the fact we’re still having this debate over 25 years later only serves to further my assertion that Sonic 3 & Knuckles was indeed, dare I say it, the quintessential scotformer of the fourth generation.

>> No.6672149

>>6672143
No.

Hydro, from Greek hýdōr = water

>> No.6672150

>>6672142
>>6672143
This

>> No.6672153

>>6672149
oh wow look we got a fuckin regular classical scholar in this thread, whoop de fucking do, congrats bro, you've got the biggest brain here you fucking retard.

>> No.6672170

>>6672153
Just stating the obvious that the name means basically a city in the water

>> No.6672184

>>6672170
slow down copernicus, i cant even keep up over here!

>> No.6672190

How do you pronounce zone though?

>> No.6672193

>>6672190
with a rhotic o

>> No.6672197

>>6672184
You need to be 18 or older to post here

>> No.6672229

>>6672197
yeah? guess you know that too huh? you're a pretty smart guy anon.

>> No.6672236

>>6672142
I guess it's a city with water.

>> No.6672281

>>6672184
Your ribbing was almost cool. Copernicus is a hack smart name to call someone.

>> No.6672284

>>6672281
Alright what about Diodorus

>> No.6672286

Most likely it's Hydrocity like Velocity. It's a pun. Sort of.

ハイドロシティ/ Haidoroshiti

>> No.6672295

>>6672149
>doesn’t understand what pun means

>> No.6672296

>>6672286
>shiti
>shitty
pretty much sums up that zone or any zone with water

>> No.6672356

>>6672142
It’s “Hydro-City”
>the japanese name sounds that way
>sonic generations calls it hydro city
>archie comics calls it hydro city

>> No.6672362

>>6672286
The Japanese sounds like “Hydro City” though. It doesn’t come close to rhyming with velocity.

>> No.6672386

>>6672362
sounds better as a common name without the pause at half syllable thoough

>> No.6672390

>>6672143
Doesn't make sense. How many Sonic levels are one word puns?

>> No.6672394

>>6672390
Doesn't make sense. How many sonnets did shakespeare write?

>> No.6672398

>>6672356
>>6672362
Finally some non-retarded posters.

>> No.6672430

>>6672398
jokes on you, that was me again haha

>> No.6672440
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6672440

>>6672430

>> No.6672445

>>6672440
who said I'm pretending?

>> No.6672474

Huh-Aea-Duh-Rhu-Aweu-Say-Doey

>> No.6672561

>>6672362
ハイドロシティ
ヴェロシティ

the pun works even better in japanese fwiw

>> No.6672594

>>6672561
Where did you get the katakana for “velocity?”

>> No.6672612

If they had wanted you to say it with a pause, they would have spelt it like this: ハイドロ・シティ

It's "haidrawssity", deal with it.

>> No.6672653

>>6672594
i just typed it out, おにいちゃん

>>6672612
wtf is haiDRAWssity and what the fuck is ・
supposed to mean? it's not even that deep. go be an hero

>> No.6672662

>>6672594
i just got it from a e-to-j on deepl. throwing it into google afterwards makes it seem like its a common enough loanword to be believable

>> No.6672689

>>6672653
>wtf is haiDRAWssity
Do you not know how a short o sounds?

>what the fuck is ・
An interpunct character used to represent a (short) pause.

>> No.6672697

>>6672689
>interpunct character
Oh look at that, college boy is back, why don't you wax intellectual about universal themes you fucking mary

>> No.6672708

>>6672149
>Hydro, from Greek hýdōr = water
That would still be the point of hydro if it were a pun on velocity you idiot. It would be velocity involving water AKA hydrocity.

>> No.6675236

>>6672474
Absolutely based.

>> No.6676069

>>6672142
>>6672612
"Hydro-" is a commonly unhyphenated prefix that would look rather silly with a space after it, moreover the non-prefixal "hydro" refers exclusively to hydroelectric power.

>> No.6676086

It's Hydro City. Just refer to the original Japanese. I can't believe there are so many autists in the world who even question this simply because theres no space between HYDRO and CITY. Utterly retarded.

>> No.6677057

>>6672689
>how a short o sounds?
Not like an AW, that's a long drawl sound. Do you say drAWp instead of drop? Or chAWp instead of chop? Your accent is disgusting and I cannot help but imagine you as the type of person who says 'ya'll'.

>> No.6677064

>>6672142
He-doctor-oh-see-tie

>> No.6677083

>>6677057
>Do you say drAWp instead of drop? Or chAWp instead of chop?
That's unironically how a short o sounds, unless you'd like to vocaroo yourself pronouncing it your way.

>> No.6677245

>>6672142
highdrossity, because it's so clearly a pun on velocity.
its not even a city, its some temple ruins.

>> No.6677270

>>6677083
I use the rhotic o

>> No.6677273

>>6677083
>t. cot–caught merged burger

>> No.6677275

>>6677273
Can you post a vocaroo of you talking in a West Country accent

>> No.6677279

>>6672142
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z0CyB3UN18

>> No.6677875

>>6672143
None of the Zone names are puns or jokes.
Angel Island is the name of the location. Hydro City. Its a city in the water.
Carnival Night is a carnival...at night.
Marble Garden is an ancient greek ruin made of marble with lots of greenery.


Not to mention Hy-drosity, isn't a pun or a play on words at all. It's nonsense.

>> No.6677879

>>6676086
its a common bait. Just like the barrel from the same game. No one alive back then actually had any confusion on the matter

>> No.6677885

Hey-Dude-Rah Seethe-ie

>> No.6678737

>>6677885
Wrong.

>> No.6679005

>>6672142
It means water city, duh

>> No.6679012

I'd love to play Hydro City on an S-N-E-S, maybe even an PSX. Shame it wasn't on the Sega System version either.

>> No.6679023

>>6679012
>Sega System
you mean the powerbase

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>>6672142
>>6672143
For me, it's HydrociSneed.

>> No.6679175

>>6672356
>archie comics as a source

>> No.6679187

>>6679175
>well if Jughead or Veronica said it then I guess it's true

>> No.6680023

>>6679175
>Using the people who call Flying Battery "Assaulting Batter Blimp" as a source.

>> No.6681105

>>6680023
Mmm. Assaulting Batter...

>> No.6681126

Ahn-shell aye-luh-n-duhn
Hewey-aye dross-eye-tie
May-buh-rh-luh ghu-rh-dawn
Cawrn-yey-vhul nay-ght
Aye-scuhp
Lhu-awn-sch buh-aie-uhs

>> No.6681138

>>6676069
>hydroelectric
>hi-Dro-L-S-tress

>> No.6681151

>>6681126
>>6681138
Was it autism?

>> No.6681168

>>6681151
>insulting english phonetics

>> No.6682038

>>6681168
>english
>greek prefixes

>> No.6682323

>>6682038
>english
>not stealing from every language

>> No.6682327

I regret not making a thread to prune this pos thread.
Its hydro-city. Only a fool would think otherwise.

>> No.6682329

>>6682327
It's Heed-Row See-Tay

>> No.6682460

>>6672286
Nope. Shiti = city.

>> No.6682464

I always said hee-yey dross-eetee

>> No.6682470

>>6672142
I say fuck this bullshit

>> No.6682506

>>6672149
that's what he said, it's a pun, adding a water element to the word velocity
christ, you're so dense it's a wonder you haven't yet collapsed into a black hole

>> No.6682509

>>6677064
hymen doctor original content italy millenial

>> No.6682598

I call it "zone I wish I could skip"

>> No.6682601

>>6677875
It's not Angel Island, it's "Angel is Land".
It's not Marble Garden, it's "Marb Le Garden".
It's not Carnival Night, it's "Carniv al-Night".
It's not Ice Cap, it's "I Cecap".
It's not Launch Base, it's "La Unch Base".

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6682630

>>6672142
Hi-Drossity

>> No.6682660

>>6672142
ee-dro-thi-ty

>> No.6682664

>>6682660
nieth lithp you haf there

>> No.6683819

Isn't "Angel Island Zone" a bit of a weird name?
Isn't the whole game take place on the island? If anything it should be Angel Beach or Angel Coast.

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>>6672142
>his language leaves field for interpretation
Oof.

>> No.6684626

>>6683826
english won, go cry somewhere else

>> No.6684632

>>6684626
allah u akbhar, my fellow english-speaking brother

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>>6684632

>> No.6684664

>>6683819
lots of islands have smaller islands off the coast of the main island

>> No.6684747

>>6672142
Always read it as Hi-Drossity but Hydro-City is probably the correct one

>> No.6684754

>>6672142
It's obviously Hi-drossity otherwise there would be a space in between hydro and city.

>> No.6684759

>>6684664
Yeah but "Angel Island" is the full island that holds all the zones in the game (and Sonic & Knuckles). And you can see the coast part isn't a separate island.

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6684781

>>6684754
>otherwise there would be a space in between hydro and city.
hydro- is a prefix, not a standalone word

>> No.6684786

>>6677245
No it isn't, the Japanese sounds nothing like velocity

>> No.6684797

Do you faggots even read the thread before replying? It's been posted in the thread numerous times that all related Sonic media and even the original Japanese all clearly have it as Hydro City. Stop being retarded just because there is no space in game.

>> No.6684830

>>6684797
occam's razor
it's a city ruin underwater, water city, hydro-city, it's the simplest explanation, and really blatantly obvious if you're over 10 years old and know what "hydro" means

>> No.6684857

I just say Hah-Ee-Dross Ee-Tee

>> No.6684868

>>6684781
Hydro City is named after Dr Thaddeus Hydro

>> No.6685093
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6685093

>>6684786
according to what, google translate?
go ahead and input 「ヴェロシティ」 and tell me how that sounds compared to 「ハイドロシティ」
>>6684797
>even the original Japanese all clearly have it as Hydro City
page 41 of the japanese manual shows youre wrong (pic related)
>>6684830
it's a *temple* ruin underwater; doesn't look much like a city at all.

>> No.6685094

Huh-dhru Zay-tuh

>> No.6685095

>>6672142
A Hydo city ... get the hint?

>> No.6685834

>>6682506
It's not a pun. It's not anything. There's no hint of any other zones with speed puns in the name.

>> No.6685965

>>6685834
just because no other level names in the game are puns doesn't mean it isn't a pun

>> No.6686260

>>6672142
I subscribed to the first option, until reading this thread and seeing how much more fun it is to use the second option.

>> No.6686279

>>6672142
Roaming Roman Zone

>> No.6686425

>>6685095
I don't get it, explain it to me please?

>> No.6686534

>>6684781
Proper nouns can be whatever you want
It could be Post Hydro Hexa Pre Chloro City Ic Ium Zone and still be correct

>> No.6687801

>>6686279
BASED. But that was from Sonic 2.

>> No.6687906

>>6685965
No, the fact that it's not a pun makes it not a pun. It being any kind of reference to velocity is just schizophrenia exacerbated autism

>> No.6689963

hu'ui'draough'cit'ay

>> No.6690147

>>6689963
it's Hay-Drow Say-Tee, stop shitposting.

>> No.6690167

>>6672142
It's HOLY SHIT I FUCKING HATE ZONES WITH WATER

>> No.6690204

>>6672362
Maybe if you pronounce it slowly like someone who only just learned kana

>> No.6690206

Hoe-Droe Sueydey
It's not that hard.

>> No.6690227

>>6672142
Hydro-city, anything else would just be silly.

>> No.6690241

>>6690227
It's Hee-Dross-Etey

>> No.6692137

Hoo-Droo-Soo-Too

>> No.6692532

>>6672143
>"""velocity"""
>the theme of Hydrocity is characterized by some of the slowest movement seen in the 16-bit entries
Really percolates the old noodle.

>> No.6692537

Its hydrocity as in water city. Why do people think it's a pun of velocity when no other stage in the game makes a speed pun? Why isn't mushroom Hill called mushvroom hill by that logic?

>> No.6692539

my friends and I always pronounced Hay-Der'ou Seytuh

>> No.6692546

>>6672143
Actually it is a pun of atrocity

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