Reception to Square Enix's Tweet has been met with a lot of controversy! On one hand, those unfamiliar with the character's Celtic roots are happy to see their pronunciation given approval. However, those that are more familiar with it are frustrated to see the character's roots ignored in this way. Many have pointed out that the character's Japanese name is actually more authentic to the original Celtic. Cait Sith has also had a Scottish accent in most localizations, making it all the more puzzling that Square Enix wouldn't use the Celtic pronunciation for the character's name.
Keep reading to see what fans are saying about Cait Sith!
Do I know that SE has given an 'official' pronunciation of Cait Sith's name? Yep.— M'ista Spot - P11S PF Prog 💜 (@Atticflowers1) October 4, 2023
Do I care? Not really.
You can take my Gaelic pronunciation from my cold, dead hands.
Nah, sorry. I’ll just keep pronouncing Cait Sith correctly because languages matter. Especially a dying language I speak. 🤷♀️— Hemlock Dumpling 🏴 (@Singloom) October 3, 2023
Dubs pronouncing foreign words wrong is nothing new and has been the source of debates for as long as dubs have been a thing, so I'm not surprised about the Cait Sith pronunciation thing.— Hannes (@Rucean) October 4, 2023
I never realized people were so opinionated about the pronunciation of the least popular FFVII party member's name. In any case, Cait Sith's name was pronounced phonetically (in American English) during the Compilation days, so I never expected them to correct it.— FFVII Music (@FFVIImusic) October 4, 2023
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