Discussion in 'Literature' started by Trisdin Gheer, Jan 12, 2014.
Is it pronounced may-ra or ma-ra?
Usually (but not always) MAHR-ah:
That's how I pronounce it too. So then how are Tahiri & Tenel Ka announced? A lot of the names of EU characters can be hard to pronounced.
i thought it was Ta-hear-i and Ten-l-kah
Sorry wrong thread.
It's pronounced Rupert, obviously.
Misa ab iPhono meo est.
What about Jaina? I say Jay-nuh, but a friend says Jan-uh. Which one is correct?
it has to be Jay-nuh. it not jan-uh
How about Vergere?
Is it Ver-jar or Ver-jeer?
I say "Ver-geer" (hard "g").
So I've been pronouncing it wrong for years? Mah-ra Jay-de just sounds weird to me.
Why does it sound weird? Personally I think it flows quite nicely–it would be harder for me to pronounce May-ra Jay-de than Mah-ra Jay-de.
there are plenty of people named Mara, even in the Bible. It means bitter.
Well, Mahr-ah Jay-de would certainly sound weird considering Jade is a single-syllable name/word. Pronounced just like the gem.
I've always pronounced it "ver-ger-ee"
With a hard g.
What about Jacen?
Is it JAY-suhn or jay-SUHN?
According to the NEGTC pronunciation key it's "vur-JAIR."
Since I have the book out:
MAH-rah jade (one syllable, long A--"jade" not "jay-dee")
Jonathan Davis pronounces both syllables in Vergere's name as rhyming with "air." But then the original Heir to the Empire audio book pronounced Executor wrong.
This sounds like a job for the Story Group.