Pronunciation

Pronunciation

Submitted by Martin Helsdon on Wed, 22/05/2013 – 10:50

Gleaned from various sources, including this site. [May be typos.]

Pronunciation of Gloranthan Names

Stressed syllables are capitalized.

Consonants are always hard, and pronounced only one way.

All S’s are sibilant; all Z-sounds are written with Z.

RR is rolled R. The soft J is written ZH.

A short-O is written O; a broad-O is written AU; a long-O is written OE.

A short-A is written A; a broad-A is written AH; a long-A is written AE. A short-E is written E or HE; a long-E is written EE.

A short-I is written I or IH; a long-I is written IGH.

A short-U is written U or UH; a long-U is written OO.

The letter Y is always pronounced as it is in “yawn”. OI as in “coin” is written for pronunciation as OY.

An apostrophe indicates an extremely compressed short-I sound.

Deities

Acos                           AE-koes
Aether                         AY-ther
Aldrya                         AL-drih-uh
Aleshmara                   ahl-ESH-mah-RRAH
Annilla                         an-NIL-ah
Arachne Solara           a-RAK-nee soe-LAHR-ah
Araganthosas              AR-ah-gan-thoe-sus
Aranea                        AR-uh-NAE-uh
Argan Argar                AR-gan AR-gar
Arkat                          AR-kat
Artmal                         ART-mahl
Arroin                         ar-ROYN
Asrelia                        az-REE-lee-ah
Atyar                          AT-yar
Babeester Gor             BAH-bees-ter GORE
Bagog                         ba-GOG
Bolongo                      boe-LONG-goe
Brastalos                     BRASS-tal-ohs
Cacodemon                KAK-oe-DEE-mun
Chalana Arroy             chah-LAH-nuh a-ROY
Cronisper                    KRRON-is-per
Daga                           DAH-gah
Daka Fal                     DAH-ka FAHL
Daruda                        dah-ROO-duh
Danfive Xaron             DAN-five ZAR-un
Donandar                    duh-NAN-dahr
Dayzatar                     dah-ZAE-tar
Dehore                        dae-HOR-ay
Dehori                         dee-HOR-ee
Dendara                      den-DAHR-uh
Donandar                    duh-NAN-dahr
Dormal                        DOR-mahl
Drospoly                     dros-POE-lee
Ehilm                           EE-hilmE
iritha                         igh-REE-thuh
Ernalda                       er-NAHL-duh
Etyries                         eh-TEER-eez
Eurmal                        YUR-mahl
Faranar                       FARR-an-ahrr
Flamal                         FLAM-ahl
Framanthe                   fruh-MAN-thuh
Ga                              GAH
Gagarth                       guh-GARTH
Gark                           GARK
Gata                            GAH-tah
Gbaji                           g’BAH-jee
Genert                         GEN-ert
Gerlant                        GER-lant
Ginna Jar                     GIN-nuh JAR
Glorantha                    glor-AN-thuh
Godunya                     goe-DOON-yah
Golod                         GOE-lod
Gorakiki                      GOR-ah-KEE-kee
Gorgorma                   gor-GOR-mah
Gustbran                     GUST-bran
Harana Ilor                  ah-RAH-nah ee-LOR
Heler                           HEL-er
Himile                         hih-MEEL
Hobimarong                HOE-bee-mah-RONG
Hon-eel                       hah-NEEL
Hrestol                        H’RES-tuhl
Humakt                       HUMKT
Hwarin Dalthippa        h’WAH-ren dahl-THIP-uh
Hyalor                         HIGH-ah-lor
Hykim                         HIGH-kim
Ikadz                          EE-kadz
Inora                           ee-NOR-uh
Iphara                         ee-FAR-ah
Irripi Ontor                  i-RIP-ee ON-tor
Issaries                        IS-sar-eez
Jalakeel                       JAHK-uh-LEEL
Jeset                           JEH-set
Jmijie                          zh’MEE-zheh
Kajaboor                    KAHZH-ah-bor
Kargan Tor                 KAR-gan TOR
Keraun                        kerr-AHN
Kolat                          KOE-laht
Krarsht                       KRARSHT
Krjalk                         kur-JAHLK
Kropa                         KROH-puh
Kyger Litor                 KIGH-ger LEE-tor
Lamsabi                      lam-SAH-bee
Lanbril                        LAN-bril
Larnste                        LAHRN-stay
Lhankor Mhy              LANK-er MIGH
Lodril                          LOE-dril
Lokarnos                    loh-KAR-noes
Lorian                         LOR-ee-an
Lumavoxoran              loom-ah-VOKS-oe-ran
Lux                             LUKS
Magasta                      mah-GAH-stah
Mahome                     mah-HOE-may
Malia                          MAL-ee-uh
Malkion                      MAL-kee-on
Manthi                        MAN-thee
Maran Gor                  MAH-rahn GOR
Mastakos                    mah-STAH-koes
Mee Vorala                 MEE voh-RAH-lah
Metsyla                       met-SIGH-lah
Mikaday                     MIK-uh-dae
Mikyh                         MIK-yuh
Mirintha                      meer-IN-thah
Molanni                       moe-LAHN-ee
Mostal                        MOS-tul
Molokka                     mol-OK-kuh
Murthdrya                   murth-DRIGH-ah
Nakala                        nuh-KAHL-uh
Natea                          na-TAY-ah
Nelat                           NEE-lat
Noruma                      noe-RROO-mah
Nyanka                       n’YAHNK-uh
Nysalor                       NIGH-suh-lor
Oakfed                       OEK-fed
Odayla                        oe-DAE-lah
Ompalam                    OM-pah-lom
Orenoar                      OR-en-OE-ar
Orlanth                        OR-lanth
Ourania                       oo-RAEN-ih-yah
Pamalt                         PAM-ahlt
Paslac                         PAZ-lak
Phargon                      FAR-gon
Pocharngo                   poe-CHARN-goe
Polaris                         POE-lehr-is
Ragnaglar                    rag-NAG-lar
Rashoran                     RAHSH-ohe-ran
Rasout                        rrah-SOOT
Ratslaff                        RATS-laf
Saliligor                       sah-LIL-ih-gor
Seseine                       seh-SAEN-ay
Selarn                         sel-ARN
Seolinthur                    see-ohe-LIN-ther
Shavaya                      shah-VIGH-ah
Sikkanos                     sik-KAHN-oes
Slor                             SLOR
Sokazub                      SOAK-ah-zub
Styx                            STIKS
Subere                        soo-BEER-ee
Swems                        SWEHMZ
Talor                           TAE-lor
Teelo Noori                TEE-loe NOR-ee
Telask                         teh-LASK
Thalurzni                     thal-ERZ-nee
Than                           THAN
Thanatar                      THAN-uh-tar
Thed                           THED
Tholaina                      thoe-LAEN-ah
Tien                            t’YEN
Triolina                        TREE-oe-LEE-nah
Tsankth                       t’SANKTH
Ty Kora Tek               TIGH kor-uh TEK
Tylenea                       TIGH-len-EE-ah
Uleria                          yoo-LEHR-ee-ah
Umath                         OO-math
Umbrol                       UM-brahl
Vadrus                        VAE-drus
Valind                         val-IND
Valkaro                       VAL-kuh-roe
Valzain                        val-ZAEN
Vangono                     vang-GOE-noe
Varchulanga                VAR-choo-LANG-gah
Vivamort                     VEE-vuh-mort
Voria                          VOR-ee-ah
Vovisibor                    vo-VEE-si-borr
Vrimak                        VREE-mak
Wachaza                     wah-CHAH-zah
Waertag                      WEHR-tag
Waha                          WAH-hah
Wakboth                     WAK-both
Worlath                       WOR-lath
Xemela                       zeh-MEL-uh
Xentha                        ZEN-thah
Xiola Umbar               zee-OE-lah UM-bar
Yamsur                       YAM-sir
Yanafal Tarnils            YAHN-uh-fahl TAR-nilz
Yanmorla                    yan-MORR-lah
Yara Aranis                 YAH-rah ah-RAHN-is
Yelm                           YELM
Yelmalio                      yel-MAL-ee-oe
Yelorna                       yeh-LOR-nah
Yinkin                         YING-kin
Zaktirra                       zak-TEERR-ah
Zaramaka                    ZAH-rah-MAH-kah
Zong                           ZONG
Zorak Zoran                zoe-RAK zoe-RAN
Zzabur                        zah-BOOR

Places
Argentium Thri’ile       ahr-GENT-ee-um THREE-ee-leh
Dagori Inkarth            Da-GOR-ee IN-karth
Dara Happa                DAH-ra HAH-pah
Genertela                    GEN-ert-EL-ah
Jrusteli                        j’russ-TEL-i
Kralorela                    KRAY-lor-EL-ah
Pamaltela                    PAM-ahlt-EL-ah
Tanisor                       TAN-ih-sor
Umathela                    OO-math-EL-ah

People
Belintar                       BEL-in-tar
Delecti                        di-LEK-tie


French?

Submitted by emmanuel.ponette on Fri, 24/05/2013 – 09:46.

Any idea on how to pronounce in french? Although we (will) have the books in english, we play in french and pronounce all names the ‘french’ way (with a strong belgian accent…)


Pronunciation

Submitted by Martin Helsdon on Fri, 24/05/2013 – 12:14.

> Any idea on how to pronounce in french?
I suspect that the pronunciations, even though taken from official sources, don’t really reflect ‘actual’ Gloranthan standards, but the versions used in one particular Knowledge Temple. As the names are derived from widely different cultures and even species (and I seriously doubt that a troll has the identical range of vowels and consonants as a human, given the size and shape of the uz mouth and tongue, and their pronunciation probably has components that are subsonic to human hearing) the list provides an artificial guide. Even where the names are from human cultures, I doubt that a speaker of New Pelorian would say them in the same way as, for example, a Theyalan (and then which Theyalan language?). For that matter, even speakers of the same Theyalan language are going to vary wildly by accent and dialect, even between settlements only a dozen miles apart.So, basically, however you want to say them…


Dehori and Dehore

Submitted by RoM on Thu, 23/05/2013 – 10:18.

I wonder if Dehori and Dehore are really pronounced differently.


Dehori and Dehore

Submitted by Martin Helsdon on Thu, 23/05/2013 – 11:07.

I used the glossary in ‘Trollpak’ and the Prosopaedia in ‘Gods of Glorantha’, which may, of course, be out of date.


Submitted by Markmohrfield on Wed, 22/05/2013 – 14:50.

Another typo (though i believe this one was copied from the source): Humakt HUMKT


Humct vs. Humakt

Submitted by Charles on Wed, 22/05/2013 – 21:51.

It may appear ‘obvious’ to us as non-Gloranthans that Humakt and Humct are the same entity. However, to the Orlanthi and the Westerners, it is not at all obvious that they are the same.
To the Orlanthi, Humakt is an honourable but scary deity of death and warriors.
To the Westerners, Humct was a sorcerer who, in his lust for power, explored the powers of death.
Western scholars identify Humct as an Erasanchula, a primal Runic being that predates humankind; Zzabur and Malkion are others. And perhaps some of those scholars would identify Humct and Humakt as one, but it would unlikely be general knowledge among Western warriors and/or peasants.
regards,
Charles


Humakt

Submitted by Martin Helsdon on Wed, 22/05/2013 – 15:18.

It was: from ‘Gods of Glorantha’; ‘Cults of Terror’ gives HEW-makt. As there were differences between the ancient and the renaissance sources in other names, I assumed the newer material would be correct…The online Prosopaedia (which I didn’t know about until today) gives

h’YOO-makt. Humakt

The exception that proves the rule…


Submitted by Tim Ellis on Wed, 22/05/2013 – 11:05.

Genert                         GEN-ertGerlant                        GER-lant … but GEO  is pronounced  “JOE” …  (also Jalakeel                       JAHK-uh-LEEL should presumably be  Jakaleel  -> JAHK-uh-LEEL)


Your kidding right?

Submitted by Michael Lewis on Fri, 31/05/2013 – 14:50.

Geo is Joe?   As in Joe’s taverns? Your kidding right?


For a long time!

Submitted by Charles on Fri, 31/05/2013 – 20:40.

I can’t remember where I first read that joke, but it has been in (quiet) circulation for many years…


Typos

Submitted by Martin Helsdon on Wed, 22/05/2013 – 12:22.

> also Jalakeel                       JAHK-uh-LEEL >should presumably be  Jakaleel  -> JAHK-uh-LEELI warned there would be typos. 😎 Whilst I’ve modified my file, there doesn’t seem to be a way of making an edit to the initial post of a thread.

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