I want to use the word Nihilo as a username, how do I pronounce it?

Nihilist

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I'm trying to revamp my username on a site and Nihilo looked like a cool word. To me, it looks like it's pronounced (na-hill-o), is that correct? Is Nihilo a grammatically correct way to use the word or is nihil better?
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

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As the Romans used to say, 'ex nihilo nihil fit'. This means 'nihilo is now regarded as unfashionable; all the kewl kids are using nihil on social media'.

Actually, it doesn't mean that, but it might as well.
 

Pacifica

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Nihilo doesn't make much sense on its own. If anything, it means "by nothing". Nihil means "nothing".
 

Pacifica

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would nihilo still be ok for a username?
If you're OK with a username that doesn't mean much, I guess so.
and how is it pronounced?
Both i's are like in the English word "sit".

The n, h and l are pretty much like in English.

The o is very approximately like in "so", but if you want to be really exact it should be a single sound held fairly long; it shouldn't change midway by gliding into a w kind of sound as it does in the English o.

The stress is on the first syllable: ni-hi-lo.
 

Nihilist

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If you're OK with a username that doesn't mean much, I guess so.

Both i's are like in the English word "sit".

The n, h and l are pretty much like in English.

The o is very approximately like in "so", but if you want to be really exact it should be a single sound held fairly long; it shouldn't change midway by gliding into a w kind of sound as it does in the English o.

The stress is on the first syllable: ni-hi-lo.
awesome! thank you so much for the help!
 
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