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How do you pronounce "Hydrocity"?

  • Hy-dross-ity, the quality or state of being hydrous

    Votes: 11 26.8%
  • Hydro-city, a city that's full of water

    Votes: 30 73.2%

  • Total voters
    41

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
One is a far more pleasant to say and hear, but I can’t read it as anything but A City Which is Hydro
 

madhair60

Video games
It's Hydro-city because why would it ever be the other one. Don't answer this as if it's a question, it's not. If you think it's "hydrossity" you're simply wrong and possibly insane.
 

zonetrope

(he/him)
Hydro-city, but it occurred to me just now that the other way could be read as a pun on "velocity," which feels appropriate for a Sonic level.
 
Time out:

Does anyone actually use hydrocity in a scientific sense? I run water content/analysis all damn day and have never heard this term. In my labs it's referred to as hydrated,"high absorption/adsorption of water", "high water uptake", etc.

I am seriously not being pedantic right now, this is kind of blowing my mind if this term exists and I didn't know it. But I mainly work in solids forms so it could be liquid terminology?
 

nosimpleway

(he/him)
Does anyone actually use hydrocity in a scientific sense? I run water content/analysis all damn day and have never heard this term. In my labs it's referred to as hydrated,"high absorption/adsorption of water", "high water uptake", etc.

To my knowledge it's not an actual scientific term, I was watching a YouTube video that pronounced it as poll option #1 and it was so jarring I had to pause the video and... uh, make a poll to see whether I've been wrong lo these many years.

"Sness" instead of "S N E S" still does it too but I've mostly gotten used to that one.

But if you start using "hydrocity" to describe how diluted or saturated something is and it catches on, if no further than your own labs, then I think that'd be pretty neat.

It’s pronounced “Lead”
Dammit, I knew I forgot something in the thread tags.
 

nosimpleway

(he/him)
When we consider whether the weapon is a bubble of water that "leads" -- as in, it rolls along the ground in front of Megaman -- or whether it is an orb of some particularly dense substance capable of punching holes in robotic armor plating -- "lead", perhaps -- we must first consider the hydrocity of the projectile it creates...
 

Regulus

Sir Knightbot
I think the hydro+velocity portmanteau is a lot more interesting than Hydro City. "Hydropolis Zone" would have been a much better name if the city reading is intentional.

The Japanese rendering (ハイドロシティ - haidoroshiti) is, unfortunately, similarly ambiguous.
 
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Regulus

Sir Knightbot
Oops, meant to include that in my post, lol. But yeah, the katakana could really go either way in this case.
 

fanboymaster

(He/Him)
Sonic level names are almost always bare descriptors rather than having any sort of joke or pun to them, pretty sure it's just a city that's Hydro
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Hydrossity because that's how I read it as a kid.

Also, and I know this argument could be applied to a lot of Sonic zones, it doesn't seem like a city at all
 
To my knowledge it's not an actual scientific term, I was watching a YouTube video that pronounced it as poll option #1 and it was so jarring I had to pause the video and... uh, make a poll to see whether I've been wrong lo these many years.

"Sness" instead of "S N E S" still does it too but I've mostly gotten used to that one.

But if you start using "hydrocity" to describe how diluted or saturated something is and it catches on, if no further than your own labs, then I think that'd be pretty neat.
Hah, okay thanks. It was seriously stressing me out that this term existed and I'd never heard of it.
 

RT-55J

definitely not a robot
(He/Him)
The name "Hydro City Zone" feels like it's at odds with itself. What is it then --- a zone or a city? MAKE UP YOUR MIND!
 
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