Ghisteslwchlohm (was Re: Tolkien (was Re: Who invented the modern fantasy genre?))

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Wed Aug 25 12:43:30 EDT 2004


On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 10:43:32AM -0600, Otter Perry wrote:
>>[Melissa Proffitt]
>>>I freaked out my reading group by being able to pronounce 
>>>Ghisteslwchlohm
>>>without a hitch.
>How did you pronounce it?  I've always sort of evaded it.

I'd assume it was Welsh, and split it up:

Ghis-tes-lwch-lohm

With "w" being pronounced as the "u" in "truth" (for RP English, your
dialect may vary).

R
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