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How do you pronounce Lichess?

Asked by Pawtiko
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I've recently been showing Lichess to my friends and fellow Chess players, but am unsure of how to pronounce the name. How do you say Lichess?
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Answered by thibault
lee-chess. The "li" stands for "libre", and uses the same pronunciation.
Clarkey commented :
" liː-tʃes "

I think, I'm no expert on IPA pronunciations.
Hellball commented :
I can confirm the correctness of that pronunciation (for British English, at least). :)
chunkymonkey commented :
Hehe - I seriously thought it was pronounced like a popular Asian fruit :D Handy if you ever want to diversify!
bianca_mae commented :
"libre"? that means "free" in our language (im a filipino), well, proves to be like it
Vladimir_Ikhonov commented :
I'm still gonna pronounce it "lie-chess".
imthebadchessplayer commented :
Wait but isn't Lichen pronounced "lieckin"? Why isn't lichess pronounced "liekis?
pianogirl2 commented :
@Clarkey LOL how did you get that?
AcademicNinja99 commented :
Huh. So far I always pronounced it as lai-chess.
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Answered by Dominator7777
I think it is pronounced lee-chess

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Answered by RaghurajPratap
I think
it is pronounced as lee-chess
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Answered by ratincello
i pronounce Leaches.....................
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Answered by Vinvin
"li" from "liberty", see pronouciation here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK3Tv2V7Mws
Adnan_Slef commented :
That's how I saw it
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Answered by primalshade
"Li" as in Lich, "Chess" as in Chest.
vagabondcondor commented :
what is a lich? Never heard of this
babblingboy commented :

"Lich
Wesnothlich.png
A lich from the game The Battle for Wesnoth
Grouping Legendary creature
Sub grouping Undead
Similar creatures Zombie, magician, revenant
Other name(s) Liche
In fantasy fiction, a lich (/ˈlɪtʃ/;[1] from Old English līċ meaning "corpse") is a type of undead creature. Often such a creature is the result of a transformation, as a powerful magician skilled in necromancy or a king striving for eternal life using spells or rituals to bind his intellect and soul to his phylactery and thereby achieving a form of immortality. Liches are depicted as being clearly cadaverous, bodies desiccated or completely skeletal. Liches are often depicted as holding power over hordes of lesser undead creatures, using them as soldiers and servants. Unlike zombies, which are often depicted as mindless, a lich retains independent thought and is usually at least as intelligent as it was prior to its transformation.

Various works of fantasy fiction, such as Clark Ashton Smith's "Empire of the Necromancers" (1936), had used lich as a general term for any corpse, animated or inanimate, before the term's specific use in fantasy role-playing games. The more recent use of the term lich for a specific type of undead creature originates from the 1976 Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game booklet Greyhawk, written by Gary Gygax and Rob Kuntz.[2]"

-en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lich
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Answered by nicholasG815
its "lie-chess"
they lie about their servers and that theres no time cheaters (clock freezers) on here
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Answered by JimiCRules
li like leonardo, chess. lichess. get that now
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Answered by coolkidjuju
I just say li like LIon -chess



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Answered by Burks
If you look closely at the simul page, every simul is named after an element on the periodic table, LI is for Lithium so it is Lithium Chess.

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