SF author L. S. King

 

 

Pronunciation of Names

in the Sword's Edge Chronicles

 

Teldheri:

  • indicates a glottal stop except when used after ch, in which case it indicates the ch is a hard sound (as in Scottish loch)
  • dh indicates a fricative d (as in mother or then)
  • a is ä (as in father), except in an accented syllable, in which case it is short
  • e is short as in egg
  • i is short as in pit, except as final vowel, then it is long e, as in Teldheri (or when followed by double consonants, such as is common in female names)
  • ai is a diphthong, with the separate vowels pronounced as given above: ä and long e
  • ei is a diphthong, with the separate vowels pronounced as given above: short e and long e
  • o is long o
  • u is long as in rule
  • gh indicates a soft g (as in general)
  • jh indicates a sibilant s (as in measure)

Male names:

  • accent is on the first syllable except when it is a three syllable name beginning with a vowel with a closed second syllable, in which case the accent is on the second syllable, therefore El’adhrel but Alcan’dhor

Female names:

  • in names such as Sarinna, or Colinn, the i is pronounced as a long e and carries the accent, as indicated by the double consonant after the vowel
  • in names such as Amara or Aleta, the accent is on the second syllable
  • in names such as Sherel, accent is on the first syllable

"enh?" used at the end of a sentence to indicate a question does not carry a long a sound, but rather the nasal enh sound similar to "hein" used by the French.

News

 

Deuces Wild: Stacking the Deck
Now available!

 

Children of the Enaisi, the second book in the Sword's Edge Chronicles is due out late fall, sort of MoreSoonerish.

 

Unlikely Prophet, the prequel of the Sword's Edge Chronicles is finished, and slated for release in the spring.

 

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