Eggman/Robotnik's name

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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby Mobotropolis » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:59 pm

So he does.

Now I'm debating whether to waste the afternoon looking for the clip or not -- because I'm sure I heard it spoken in a game.
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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby Polish Pete » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:00 pm

Mobotropolis wrote:So he does.

Now I'm debating whether to waste the afternoon looking for the clip or not -- because I'm sure I heard it spoken in a game.

Checked it. He never says that. That AoStH episode is the only time he officially says his first name.
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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby Astrobot7000 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:57 am

Isn't his name actually Julian Kintobor, of House Ivo?

If I recall correctly, his actual first name is not Ivo. When he christened himself Robotnik, he took his house name as his first name as a show of dominance.

Am I on the right track here? Or have I totally lost my marbles?
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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby Mr.Unsmiley » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:08 am

that only applies to the archie stuff, not the generalized robotnik of satam or aosth (who was really only loosely based on the actual Eggman character)
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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby Sparky » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:53 am

Ivo apparently means Eggman is an evil egg.
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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby linebyline » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:22 pm

The KKM wrote:Should be mentioned that in Czech and probably most other European languages that aren't of the germanic family, it's "ee-vo".

Czech, huh? Isn't "robotnik" a Czech word also, meaning "worker" and serving as the origin of our English word "robot"? Let me check that out...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/robot

D'oh, not quite. Looks like it comes from "robota" meaning "drudgery" or "servitude."

However, "robotnik" is the word for "worker" in Polish: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/robotnik


While I'm looking things up, here's what I could find on Ivo: In Czech, and several other languages, it actually is pronounced EE-vo, and is apparently a Germanic name derived from "iv" (yew): http://www.behindthename.com/name/ivo-1

An alternate etymology has it as a shortened form of Ivan, and doesn't list a pronunciation: http://www.behindthename.com/name/ivo-2

Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Ivo) doesn't seem to list any pronunciations at all, but it seems that the "Ivan" itself is also derived from "iv" (yew) so it's not like the two aren't related.

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivo) does list pronunciations, and mentions EE-vo, but not Eye-vo. So I guess I've been saying it wrong all along.

(Though I have heard it pronounced Eye-vo at least once, in a Capital One commercial with the vikings: "It's been especially tough on Ivo the Great." Make of that what you will.)
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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby LBD_Nytetrayn » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:02 am

linebyline wrote:
The KKM wrote:Should be mentioned that in Czech and probably most other European languages that aren't of the germanic family, it's "ee-vo".

Czech, huh? Isn't "robotnik" a Czech word also, meaning "worker" and serving as the origin of our English word "robot"? Let me Czech that out...


Fixed that for you. ;)

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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby Polish Pete » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:18 am

linebyline wrote:
The KKM wrote:Should be mentioned that in Czech and probably most other European languages that aren't of the germanic family, it's "ee-vo".

Czech, huh? Isn't "robotnik" a Czech word also, meaning "worker" and serving as the origin of our English word "robot"? Let me check that out...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/robot

D'oh, not quite. Looks like it comes from "robota" meaning "drudgery" or "servitude."

However, "robotnik" is the word for "worker" in Polish: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/robotnik

Yep, I can confirm that. And yes, we usually say "Ee-vo".
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Re: Eggman/Robotnik's name

Postby The KKM » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:06 am

You haven't necessarily been saying it wrong, provided you're speaking English. I was just pointing out that as far as I recall pretty much all other languages say ee-vo (since English off the top of my head is the only one to insist I is "ay" instead of "ee")
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