Tolkien (was Re: Who invented the modern fantasy genre?)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Wed Aug 25 14:38:32 EDT 2004
On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:43:32 -0600, Otter Perry wrote:
>>> I freaked out my reading group by being able to pronounce
>>> without a hitch. Patricia McKillip, bless her, is terrible for
>>> unpronounceable names.
>>> Melissa Proffitt
>How did you pronounce it? I've always sort of evaded it.
It's pronounced exactly the way it's spelled. :)
To play off what Roger wrote:
gis-tess-LUKE-lom (or lum if you like schwas)
It quite rolls off the tongue if you practice. Try it with Elrhiarhodan
just for kicks.
On the other hand, I think I've mentioned before that Patricia McKillip
answered the question about pronouncing "Raederle" by saying "I pronounce it
Red-earl, but I've been told I'm wrong." I think she's wrong. That's such
an unattractive pronunciation for a pretty name.
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