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Pronunciation? posted 25 Apr 2004, 21:04 by Atanvarno, Peralogue

I first bought [i:2cnu0i2z]The Darkness That Comes Before[/i:2cnu0i2z] before it was released from amazon.ca, and had it shipped all the way to England. (If I remember, it was because Mithfânion suggested it on another forum...) Of course, I've pre-ordered [i:2cnu0i2z]The Warrior Prophet[/i:2cnu0i2z] from Canada too (my theory is the Canadian first editions might be worth something one day). This question may seem a bit out of date, but I only bothered to look for a [i:2cnu0i2z]Prince of Nothing[/i:2cnu0i2z] forum today, however, when I first read the book, and today when I came to re-read it, I was struck by several things: It is elegantly written. You can?t idly read it; it needs effort and attention to read and delivers so much on that effort. I had no idea how to pronounce any of the names. This was annoying. So my question is how should I pronounce all the diacritics? When I first read it I essentially used Tolkien pronunciations, i.e. 'pure' vowels, with "â" representing long vowels and "ä" distinguishing vowels in hiatus. Coming to the second appendix I find this ins?t really ture. So we come to the proper question: can you post a proper pronunciation guide? While [i:2cnu0i2z]Nay-yur[/i:2cnu0i2z] gives the general impression it doesn't quiet serve (with stress rules, specific vowel sounds, and whatnot). No doubt no one else has this problem. I'm just something of a geeky person and like to know this sort of thing. view post


posted 27 Apr 2004, 17:04 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Welcome to the board Atanvarno! Actually, pronunciation questions are the one's I get asked the most, and people are always surprised when I tell them there is no canonical pronunciation as far as I'm concerned (as is the case with most dead languages). I use diacritics to break up some dipthongs and to mark most long u's, but not much otherwise. Hopefully, I'll have the time to go through my notes and outline the phonetics of some of the major language groups. But then I've been saying that for several years now... view post


posted 04 May 2004, 10:05 by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":20hajya9]I use diacritics to break up some dipthongs and to mark most long u's, but not much otherwise. Hopefully, I'll have the time to go through my notes and outline the phonetics of some of the major language groups. But then I've been saying that for several years now...[/quote:20hajya9]Typical :roll: Ah well, thank you. view post


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