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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2015, 04:11:29 PM »
What about "sword"? Is the w pronounced or not?
Not.
'sord' basically

And why is it "neumatic" but not "sycology"?
It is - don't say the p in either word
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2015, 08:11:46 PM »
The worst are the books where every character has to have an apostrophe in their name. it just looks silly to me

Except for the Pern books.  There was an actual mechanic to that, where dragon riders were set apart by losing the first vowel in their name.

Otherwise, yeah.  Trying too hard to make the names exotic.


And why is it "neumatic" but not "sycology"?
It is - don't say the p in either word

Technically, it's "sychology".   ::)

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2015, 11:03:01 AM »
Oh god how did I forget the Elric Saga? One of my all time favorite series\worlds and it throws out beauties like:

Melniboné

R'lin K'ren A'a

Yyrkoon

Imrryr

D'a'rputna

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2015, 12:13:38 PM »
Oh god how did I forget the Elric Saga? One of my all time favorite series\worlds and it throws out beauties like:

Melniboné
MELL-ni-bone

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R'lin K'ren A'a
ARE-lin KREN Ah

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Yyrkoon
Ear-COON

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Imrryr
IHM-rear

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D'a'rputna
Dar-POOT-na

Quote
:'(

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2015, 12:19:47 PM »
Blimey, what are those names.

Would have thought it would be something else rather than just 'bone' because there's an accent over the e at the end.

If it was up to me I'd write a fantasy where everyone's called Bob.


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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2015, 01:25:33 PM »
Yeah that's all pretty much how I say them except I know the official pronunciation of Melniboné is Mel-nib-on-ay (as in cafe)
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2015, 09:20:19 AM »
Maybe all those fantasy names with ' in them have a clicking sound in their language as some of the languages in southern Africa have? ;)

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2015, 09:48:23 AM »
Oh god, I think I would end up with cramp trying to pronounce things in Elric of Melnibone if that was the case.
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2015, 10:27:19 AM »
Yeah that's all pretty much how I say them except I know the official pronunciation of Melniboné is Mel-nib-on-ay (as in cafe)

But café isn't pronounced ca-fay ??? it's cafeh, an open E (eh!)
So I'd say Bo-neh
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2015, 10:31:22 AM »
Yeah that's all pretty much how I say them except I know the official pronunciation of Melniboné is Mel-nib-on-ay (as in cafe)

But café isn't pronounced ca-fay ??? it's cafeh, an open E (eh!)
So I'd say Bo-neh
Where in the world do people pronounce é as eh?  :o
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2015, 10:41:16 AM »
Latin countries?

Where do you think the accent comes from? ;)
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2015, 10:45:36 AM »
Latin countries?

Where do you think the accent comes from? ;)
France, and I've seen it used in eastern european languages too. Café as "ca-fay" being the perfect example! I've never learned any spanish/portuguese at all.  :P
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2015, 10:46:58 AM »
I think you were the one who showed me this site:
http://forvo.com/word/caf%C3%A9/#pt
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #58 on: October 16, 2015, 10:49:59 AM »
I think you were the one who showed me this site:
http://forvo.com/word/caf%C3%A9/#pt
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Weird!  :o
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #59 on: October 16, 2015, 12:09:02 PM »
Cafe?*


Round 'ere we call it "caff"

Cos we're common :)

*I can't get the accent to work on this keyboard...
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