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I noticed this because of the Youtube videos about the to-be-released Pokemon game. There is a new battling style called "Battle Royal" and in those videos they pronounce royal as "roi-aww," putting the stress at the 2nd syllable.

Is this a non-English word or does it have other meanings? I went online but there is only info about the royal I familiar with. Thanks.

For your kind reference, you may want to check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvSgH-48kXs at 5:03 on Youtube.

  • This is interesting to me, often the word "Royale" is pronounced like this as in "eggs royale" but it seems that either pronunciation has become acceptable for either word - this both intrigues and infuriates me, because it just seems like people who pronunce "Royal" as "Royale" just sound pretentious. Hm. – Callum Mcshane Jun 16 '16 at 10:42
  • I made this question because I have heard even more people saying this. You may check out youtube.com/watch?v=uQCmdCnMU_0 at 1:20 and he also pronounced it as if royale. Based on my understanding, royale is something royal (just like rational and rationale, final and finale). But we won't pronounce rationale as rational. So that's my question. – Derrick Tsang Jun 16 '16 at 11:02
  • By the way, I just found that the word royale is red-zigzagged, probably meaning that this is not an English word! – Derrick Tsang Jun 16 '16 at 11:03
  • Oh, yes, I should have mentioned, Royale is from french but commonly used in names etc. (eg. Battle Royale, Eggs Royale) – Callum Mcshane Jun 16 '16 at 11:07
  • Then I would think because the position of "royale" is after the noun, it is French (which is unlike "Mission Possible" that the adjective is behind the noun), and in French we put the adjective after the noun. So it simply means Royal Battle... – Derrick Tsang Jun 16 '16 at 11:16

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