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K or S?? posted 27 May 2005, 03:05 by Linguist, Commoner

Mr. Bakker; I was just wondering if there is a certain way to pronounce the "C"s in the books; is it pronounced "K" as Tolkien did, or is it "S"? Is there a consonant/vowel rule? :?: Just to put it in a nutshell, how do you pronounce "Cishaurim" or do I have to wait for the appendix in TTT? :roll: Thanx :D view post


posted 28 May 2005, 16:05 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

My original idea was to have a layered nomenclature, with the Sheyic versions of different names rendering hard K's as soft C's (parallel to the difference between latinized version of Greek names, where things like the original Kyklops are rendered as Cyclops). But at some point in the naming frenzy I got lazy, and whatever systematicity I originally had got lost in the shuffle - I always told myself that I would 'straighten in out later' and change those hard C's (as in Cishaurim) into K's. But as a ranking priest of the Great God Procrastidemus, I was obligated to fulfill the demands of my sacred office and put it off. I've tried to straighten things out in the Encyclopaedia, but I'd be lying if I told you I was entirely happy. view post


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