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Old 01-29-2008, 06:27 AM
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The word I would like to know is Vadhagh??
How do you pronounce Vadhagh?

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I pronounce it with a cross between a soft b and a v -- a long a -- a 'breathed' dh, long a. soft gh from the back of the throat.
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Well, my knowledge of welsh (or any other gaelic) is minimal, but I believe the "dh" is like the "th" in "the" (as opposed to the one at the end of "bath") while "gh" is like an h produced at the back of the throat ( and possibly rolled, depending on accent) kind of like gargaling, but instead of using a g sound it's an h.
But then again I am engaged in wild guessing here
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Whoops! Didn't see that Mike had posted
I would be inclined to take his word for it and completely ignore me,
exept this bit obviously (damn self referential inconsistencies)
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I always wondered how to prenounce Melnibone. I thought it was (Mel-Ni-Bon-Eee). But perhaps it's (Mel-Nee-Bon-Ay)?

I just don't know...
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It's Mel-nib-on-ay (as in cafe)...
I've tried to give clues in the books as to pronunciations!
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In Elric at the End of Time, there is reference to Elric speaking in a vaguely Scottish brogue. I always envisioned the Mel -ni -bo -NAY-ans as having a French -like , sibilant sounding sounding language. When you were writing the stories (masterpieces ), did you consciously envision the sound of their native tongue?

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I thought I was a clever one, for I have been pronouncing it 'Mel-ni-bunh' as in similar to 'Marylebone', as of recently. Before that, I was calling it 'Mel-ni-bone'. So I went from pronouncing it in as unsophisticated a manner as possible, to the poshest and obscurest way possible =)
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It's Mel-nib-on-ay (as in cafe)...
I've tried to give clues in the books as to pronunciations!
OH thank Gawd my universe is a little more coherent...
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