Pronunciations


Many have asked how to pronounce certain names and words in the book. The Audible version, voiced by the inimitable Fiona Hardingham, employs all of these words perfectly! But for those of you who are reading the book in print, here’s a pronunciation guide that might help. :)

 

Term Phonetic
Breakdown
Aaden AY-duhn
Achelon ASH-uh-lawn
Aka on-arimai AH-kuh own-AH-rih-may
Ama shai maza-an Aven’ei AH-muh SHAY mah-zuh-onn-ay-ven-eye
Ama-shiha AH-muh SHE-huh
Ama-shiha! Laza ma ona! AH-muh SHE-huh! Lah-zuh-mah oh-NAH!
Ama-zi AH-muh-zee
ansana onn-SAW-nuh
Anthida onn-THEE-duh
Aramaii air-uh-MY-yee
Aven’ei AY-venn-eye
azmera azz-MEHR-uh
Azu AH-zoo
chamolines CAMM-oh-leens
Ciriel SEE-ree-ell
clayberry CLAY-bear-ee
Soo
Dún Doon (like “dune”)
Eno EE-know
Galfeather GAL (rhymes with ‘pal’)-feather
In’dah in-DAH
in’u in-OO
inanei IN-uh-nay
Inzua IN-zoo-ah
Ir’us EE-roos
Ivanel EYE-(rhymes with ‘shy’)-vuh-nell
Jeno JENN-oh
Joa JOE-uh
Kastenai KAS-ten-eye
kazuri kuh-ZOO-ree
ko’ra koh-RAH
Kemu KEM-oo
Keppa i ama In’dah KEPP-uh ee AH-muh in-DAH
kiko KEY-koh
Kinso KIN-sow (rhymes with ‘tow’)
Kinza KIN-zuh
Kiri Dun KEE-ree doon (like Dune)
ko koh
ko’ra koh-RAH
Laza LAH-zuh
Leto LEH-toe
Ma zay, ma zay MAH zay, MAH zay
maza MAH-zah
miyara mee-YAH-ruh
Mo zazo mow ZAH-zoh
Wey way
Nadu NAH-doo
Noaz NO-azz
Noro NORE-oh
Norovo NORE-oh-voh
oka OH-kuh
olielle oh-lee-ELL
Qelos KEH-lohss (rhymes like “close” meaning near)
Qia KEE-uh
Raia RYE-uh
Rukka ROO-kuh
Rushall ruh-SHAWL
Sana-Zo SAH-nuh zo
senukka senn-OO-kuh
shai shay
Shovo SHOW-vo
Sina SEE-nuh
Spirian SPEAR-ee-uhn
Sussenfaal SOOS(rhymes with “loose”)-enn-fall
Talan TAL(rhymes with “gal”)-uhn
tanadai TAN-uh-day
Tara in’u ei TAH-ruh INN-oo-eye
Telmadge TELL-mudge
tuka TOO-kuh
Ue oo-EE (“sounds almost like “we”)
unzi UNE-zee
Vaela VAY-luh
whiteroot white-root
Xoe ZO-ee (as in the name “Zoe.”)
Xoe-Aven’ei ZO-ee AY-venn-eye
zay zay
zazo Zah-zo
Zu’n ZUNE
Zuka ZOO-kuh