Keroberos Stare-O’s

Cardcaptor Sakura is a fun show, and Cerberus/Keroberos is a very good boy, whether he’s in his big or little form.

But did anyone else always think it was a soft “c” rather than a hard “c” when you pronounce Cerberus? You know, “sur”-berus versus “cur”-berus. It’s like Caesar. You hear it pronounced one way your whole life, then suddenly you hear it said differently in some random context and you’re like, “Hey, wait a second.”

In case you were unaware, Caesar was not originally pronounced as “Sea”-sar but as “Kai”-sar. Thank you, Fallout: New Vegas.

So yeah, apparently Ancient Rome and Greece only used hard “c” in pronunciation. The weird part to me is that a Japanese show was the one to make me realize this was a thing. And it’s not just a one-off, there are other anime out there that mention Cerberus and use the same pronunciation.

Although, you have Caesar in JoJo, and they pronounce his name in the more modern way. Well, “shii”-sar. I guess if it’s the name of a modern person, you use the soft “c,” whereas if you’re talking about or alluding to an Ancient Roman/Greek figure, you should use a hard “c.”

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to be walking around in circles repeating Cerberus with the hard “c” in a way not unlike Miracle Max’s wife saying Humperdink.

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Keroberos Stare-O’s

Cardcaptor Sakura is a fun show, and Cerberus/Keroberos is a very good boy, whether he’s in his big or little form.

But did anyone else always think it was a soft “c” rather than a hard “c” when you pronounce Cerberus? You know, “sur”-berus versus “cur”-berus. It’s like Caesar. You hear it pronounced one way your whole life, then suddenly you hear it said differently in some random context and you’re like, “Hey, wait a second.”

In case you were unaware, Caesar was not originally pronounced as “Sea”-sar but as “Kai”-sar. Thank you, Fallout: New Vegas.

So yeah, apparently Ancient Rome and Greece only used hard “c” in pronunciation. The weird part to me is that a Japanese show was the one to make me realize this was a thing. And it’s not just a one-off, there are other anime out there that mention Cerberus and use the same pronunciation.

Although, you have Caesar in JoJo, and they pronounce his name in the more modern way. Well, “shii”-sar. I guess if it’s the name of a modern person, you use the soft “c,” whereas if you’re talking about or alluding to an Ancient Roman/Greek figure, you should use a hard “c.”

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to be walking around in circles repeating Cerberus with the hard “c” in a way not unlike Miracle Max’s wife saying Humperdink.

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-The House Always Wins
-The Call of Fall
-Batting 100
-The Robots Are Coming
-Do Androids Dream of Electric Tees
-Christmas Meowacle
-Buy Our Ironic Capitalism Shirts!

Hard “c” or soft “c” for Cerberus?

  • Hard
    Hard
  • Soft
    Soft
  • Either
    Either
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