Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Mon Mar 3 18:57:31 EST 2003

>--- "Dorian E. Gray" <israfel at> wrote:
> > Blink?  "Cthulhu" isn't unpronounceable!  *I* can
> > pronounce it, and so can
> > most of my friends (though very few of them can
> > spell it correctly).  So
> > there! :-)
> >
>But are you pronouncing it correctly? I'm sure no
>human mouth can say this word as it should be said,
>but then of course, this is a word that Shouldn't Be
>Said ;) I once heard Bob Bloch trying to pronounce it
>as Lovecraft said it should be pronounced. he said it
>was impossible to pronounce correctly.

Why? Doesn't it just derive from (ie was inspired by) chthonic? This is a 
pronuncible word with an etymology, so why would there be a problem?

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