First names (real ones!)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Fri Jan 14 21:37:36 EST 2000
On Sat, 15 Jan 2000 11:21:54 +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:
>I'm not too sure of these pronounciations;
>Tell -AIR - ee ? Is that right? el-AIN?
>> Teleri Elayne
>How wrong am I?
Those are all right. We pronounce it TEL-er-ee but yours is the actual
Welsh pronunciation. In the first place, we had learned that ours is an
acceptable alternate pronunciation, and secondly, I figured no one would
EVER say it the traditional way. Of course that's the guess everyone makes.
>Incidentally, even people who make up the fantasy names aren't always the
>last word on the way they sound. I invented ShuMar for one of my books; I
>pronounced him "shu-MAR" but my editor insisted it must be "SHU-mar".
I heard Patricia McKillip speak at a symposium once. In the "Meet the
Writer" session someone asked "so just how *do* you pronounce Raederle?"
She said "I've always pronounced it Red-erl, but I've been told I'm wrong."
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