Pronunciations

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  1. Radagast

    Radagast Art House Member

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    http://a1110.g.akamai.net/7/1110/55....akamai.com/5507/bw/bs/0765306298/default.htm

    A number of video interviews, but I find the pronunciations one very interesting. Couple words I was reading wrong.

    Aiel = I eel ( I always said A L , as in saying the letters together)
    Egwene = E gwain ( I said Ig Win E )
    Moiraine = More Rain ( I said this one right)
    Suian = couldn't hear him quite right, but basically I think its 'Suwan'. Correct me if you hear it better.
    Aviendha = A vend i ha (said that one right too)

    It is nice to see RJ in a video interview. Seems quite the intelligent man.
     
  2. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    heh, there are pronunciations in the book and it says that Moiraine is Mwah rain, or something like that.
     
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    Hmm. Never looked at the list before. I was trying to spell them as best as I could listening to RJ's voice;). But Mwah rain sounds similiar to More Rain:p.

    I will have to check them out for more. I'll post them here if I get the time.
     
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    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    i don't care for his pronunciations. I'll pronounce them how i want. MWahahahahahaha.
    It's kind of hard to get pronunciations right sometimes though, when all you have to go on is how they are written. I think only the author really has the best idea of how a name or whatever should sound
     
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    Yeah. One thing I find its hard to do (which I have tried to do since discovering that site) is try to say them right in my head while reading. Doesn't last to long:p, I always end up getting to absorbed and saying/thinking them the way I always have said them.
     
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    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    I do the same Rad. When I do realize an error on my part I feel cumbersome reading it wheI don't like the pronunciation.
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    i say moiraine as Mwah-rain, Egwene as Eg-ween, and Aviendha as Avi-end-ha (my fredn calls he Avi-end-ha-ha!) and aes sedai as airs-say-dai
     
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    I pronounce Egwene: Egg-Ween
    Aes Sedai: A-S Said-ai
     
  9. Elan Morin Tedronai

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    Aes Sedai : EYES SED-AI
    Egwene : Eh - gwain
    Moiraine : Mwah-rain
    Aviendha : Avi - end- ah

    Ive always wondered how to pronounce Latra Posae Decume ( La-tra Po-say Dek-u-may ?)
     
  10. shaiel

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    LPD looks right. i always wondered how to pronounce tel janin's last name. aellinsar. is it AL- IN- SAR or EYE - LIN - SAR or EL -IN -SAR?

    :)
     
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    Ive always said Tel Jan-in AL-in-sar. Btw ive always said Demandred as DEM-an-DREAD
    but in the glossary it says DEE-men-dred. And Taim is Tai-eem. I just say Taim(TAME). It sounds much cooler.
     
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    Shai'tan is SHAY - it - TAN. oops. i've been saying SHY-TAN :)
     
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    What about Seanchan ? I always say SAN-chen but the Glossary says SHAWN-chan.
     
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    I got into the habit of calling the Seanchan -> Seachan. I'm trying to break it, but its pretty hard lol.
     
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    Speaking of those habits, when i first read about the High King Artur Paendrag i saw Artur Hawking instead of Hawkwing, and im still trying to break it ! I hate it !
     
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    The one that got me was Asmodean. I always prounounced it as Asmo - Dean. But RJ in an interview pronounced it as AS - MO - DION. Or

    As-Mo-Di-ehn.

    And I can't break from the habit of prounouncing Seanchan as San Chen, not Shawnchan
     
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    asmo dean? lol - that's really weird sounding :)
     
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    I had an odd pronunciation of Seanchan at first too, don't know why.
     
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    OMG, my friends and I have a great laugh trying to pronounce the names.
    One we just can't get is Siuan. And Nynaeve...
     
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    Hmm. Nynaeve for me is Nin-a-eve.