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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #60 on: October 16, 2015, 02:18:29 PM »
Trick: alt gr+e = é

Oh I don't call them cafés here either hehe, just in Portugal ;) Unless I'm talking about Café Nero.
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2015, 02:34:22 PM »
I think you were the one who showed me this site:
http://forvo.com/word/caf%C3%A9/#pt
 :)
I showed you that site.  >:(   (At least I think I did...  :-\ )

 ;D

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2015, 02:38:00 PM »
over here in the states, we say "coffee shop".

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2015, 02:44:25 PM »
I think you were the one who showed me this site:
http://forvo.com/word/caf%C3%A9/#pt
 :)
I showed you that site.  >:(   (At least I think I did...  :-\ )

 ;D
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2015, 02:55:38 PM »
I think you were the one who showed me this site:
http://forvo.com/word/caf%C3%A9/#pt
 :)
I showed you that site.  >:(   (At least I think I did...  :-\ )

 ;D
Also definitely could've been me, I've used it before. I'm gonna go search the forum for forvo.com to see...  8)


... annoyingly, it doesn't search within url tags, and I guess whoever did share it before used url tags. I guess we'll never know!  :P
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2015, 03:01:50 PM »
I think you were the one who showed me this site:
http://forvo.com/word/caf%C3%A9/#pt
 :)
I showed you that site.  >:(   (At least I think I did...  :-\ )

 ;D
:-[
Sorry - I knew it was someone from here, but couldn't remember exactly who!
It's OK. Especially if it was Raptori who showed you that site.  ;D

Also definitely could've been me, I've used it before. I'm gonna go search the forum for forvo.com to see...  8)


... annoyingly, it doesn't search within url tags, and I guess whoever did share it before used url tags. I guess we'll never know!  :P
I'll check my posts.  ;)
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2015, 03:07:31 PM »
AAV, it was you :D

Yeah, it's just like you said, with a little pause between L and H.  :)
Here are samples of how you pronounce it in Portuguese and in Finnish.

(I just searched the site for 'forvo' hehe)
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #67 on: October 16, 2015, 03:25:26 PM »
AAV, it was you :D

Yeah, it's just like you said, with a little pause between L and H.  :)
Here are samples of how you pronounce it in Portuguese and in Finnish.

(I just searched the site for 'forvo' hehe)
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But to stop derailing this thread (kind of)...
If I ever publish a book, I don't think I'll mind how the readers pronounce the names of the places and characters. That being said, I'll probably provide some sort of pronunciation guide to the readers (on a website or something). I mean, if I create a (naming) language, I should at least give people the possibility to learn how it sounds (and works).  :-\
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2015, 12:11:57 AM »
I'm glad you said "website" because one of those at the start of a book tends to put me off quite badly (along with a cats list -- if you can't intro them so the reader can keep track...)

IMO (and YMMV) everything needed to enjoy the book should be in the text (yet clearly I do not do that 100% But if I do not, knock yourselves out for yourselves)
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2015, 12:35:47 AM »
over here in the states, we say "coffee shop".


A what? Ohhh, you mean Starbucks.

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2015, 01:17:09 AM »
In the Night Angel trilogy i read Kylar like Keelar, almost as killer, until i saw an interview with Brent Weeks  :)

In Prince of Thorns, Jorg as Yorg (i think that one is right...)

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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2015, 08:39:11 AM »
(along with a cats list -- if you can't intro them so the reader can keep track...)
I think Raptori and Saurus would love a book with so many cats that it needs a cats list ;D

But I know what you mean - if an author wants to include the cast list, put it at the end, please!

In Prince of Thorns, Jorg as Yorg (i think that one is right...)
Nope, sorry, wrong again, hehe
I say it like that too and won't change, despite Mark saying it's supposed to be just like 'George'
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2015, 09:33:53 AM »
I'm glad you said "website" because one of those at the start of a book tends to put me off quite badly (along with a cats list -- if you can't intro them so the reader can keep track...)

IMO (and YMMV) everything needed to enjoy the book should be in the text (yet clearly I do not do that 100% But if I do not, knock yourselves out for yourselves)
Yeah, I'm not going to put one at the start of a book (or probably not even at the end of it). And I think that a cast list (or cats list  ;) ) at the start is quite silly.

A pronunciation/language guide is not something that a reader needs (to enjoy a book), or at least it shouldn't be. It's just something extra that might provide additional enjoyment for some readers. Or something like that.
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2015, 11:03:30 AM »
You could've asked me, I remembered that it was AAV who shared that site. ;)
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Re: Fantasy Names / pronounciation
« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2015, 12:06:31 AM »
In Prince of Thorns, Jorg as Yorg (i think that one is right...)
Nope, sorry, wrong again, hehe
I say it like that too and won't change, despite Mark saying it's supposed to be just like 'George'

What! Would never have guessed.

After reading Kylar wrong the entire time (i'm not english native and "y" is almost never used for anything), i thought that maybe Tyrion and Arya had the same pronounce as Kylar on their "y". I never watched the show, but i googled how to pronounce their names, and i'm glad these 2 were correct.

I was pronouncing Daenerys and Cersei wrong. "Da" with the sound used in "dusk" and the "e" like in "café".
Cersei i spoke much slower, separating "cer" from "sei", but i just saw that is pronounced very fast, almost like "sensei".
Curious, i had a friend who said Cersei correctly, i made fun of him for sounding like "sensei" and he stopped using it...turns out he was right.

But i got characters like Xaro Zhoan Daxos and Azor Ahai correctly, go figure...

 
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