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Offline Mr.J

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2015, 12:09:31 AM »
I don't think there's anything 'wrong' with those pronunciations honestly, I also always read it as Cersay rather than Cersee.

As for Dany well, you make up a name that has more vowels than sense there's nothing bad about pronouncing it wrong :P

Offline ClintACK

Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2015, 12:28:41 AM »
over here in the states, we say "coffee shop".

Thank goodness.  If I had to do a global search and replace of "coffee shop" to "cafe" in my current project, I'd lose thirty-six precious words.

Offline wimbly

Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2015, 09:47:14 PM »
I say it's your head, pronounce them as you like! I do that all the time (and I remember the shock from some people when they heard Brooks pronounce Shannara -- not how most people do!). Once it's left my hands, it's your book, so go for it.

That's exactly my approach to it, I'll pronounce names as they see fit to me while I am reading.   If I'm talking to someone about the book and they pronounce a name differently I'll notice and just keep doing it my way.

I agree - figuring your own pronunciation out is part of the fun.