So I was just doing some stuff with elytra and after looking at the word for a bit I started to wonder where it came from: A pun? Something spelled backwards? An acronym? A play on words? Some private joke that only mojang employees find funny? The username of the minecraft player who suggested them? What? Am I the only one who's thought about this?
P.S. I just used like a million question-marks!
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The smart people are not always the ones who are right.
If you make a grammar mistake, I will probably point it out.
Interesting to note that the correct pronunciation is e-lit-tra not the more commonly used e-lie-tra The y should make the same hard sound as an i as in kit, lid, fill or bin.
Someone once asked Mark Twain if he knew that "sugar" was the only word in English where "su" was pronounced as "shu". He replied, "Are you sure?"
So - are you sure about the 'correct' pron of Elytra? English evolves; I hear "E-lie-tra" more than "e-lee-tra". Of course, people can (and will) argue about it, but English is an evolving language; there is no right-and-wrong; the 'correct' way is just what ever is acceptable to most people. Either way works well enough.
It's true that more people pronounce it e-lie-tra - doesn't make it correct
Actually, it does.
That's exactly how English works. Lots of words were pronounced very differently in the past - or even had totally different meanings. The language evolves, and what ever is normal becomes 'official' (whatever that might mean).
A lot of the sources you mention just copy from each other; just because they lag behind actual usage doesn't make them correct.
i don't think that that dictionary include "derping", but I bet you know what it means.