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    Is there a list of how variuos words and names in Mike's books are to be pronounced? I have in mind things like Vadhagh, Fhoi Myore, Melnibone, etc. Or is there no "canonical" pronunciation? I have the feeling that certain words, like Vadhagh, are Celtic in origin (or influence), but I'm not even 100% sure how to pronounce "sidhe".

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    You can hear Mike pronounce some words in a audio file in the download section. [broken link]

    AudioRealms has a voice actor who pronounces all the words in their Elric of Melnibone audio book. He sounds great. I was speaking with Fred Godsmark about it all and he was sure to correct my pronounciation of Melnibone. He learned how to say it from Mike.
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      Multiversal Pronunciations

      You might also peruse these threads:

      [broken link][broken link]

      To give you a bit of freedom, though, Mike himself has said, "I don't say everyone should pronounce the names the same because, after all, we don't all pronounce foreign names or even regional names the same!"

      Still, it is cool to know how the creator pronounces the names of his creations.
      Last edited by Rothgo; 04-09-2010, 12:08 PM.
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        Re: Multiversal Pronunciations

        Thanks for the replies.

        Originally posted by PsychicWarVeteran
        To give you a bit of freedom, though, Mike himself has said, "I don't say everyone should pronounce the names the same because, after all, we don't all pronounce foreign names or even regional names the same!"
        Cool. That sounds like the sort of thing Mike would say. :)

        But like I said, since Vadhagh looks Celtic, I was just wondering if there was a specific way it was intended to be pronounced.

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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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