A Pronunciation Guide to THE TRADEPOINT SAGA: (REFUGE, AFTERSHOCK, and THE BEREFT)

A

Anamandasett                         ah-nah-mahn-DAH-set

Anderlith                                 ANN-der-lith

Arn                                          AHRN (rhymes with ‘yarn’)

astinelle                                 Æ-sti-nell (Æ pronounced like the ‘a’ in ‘apple’) 

Avilar                                      A-vi-larr (‘A’ as in ‘apple’)

B

bahnt                                       BAHNT (rhymes with ‘want’)

bayette                                    bay-ETTE

Beda                                        BAY-duh

Beng                                        BENG

benroot                                    BEN-root

besk                                         BEHSK (rhymes with desk)

Bessamel                                 BEH-sah-mell

bromin                                     BROH-minn

Burlon te Bentain                    BRR-lahn  tay  ben-TANE

C

chee                                         CHEE (Spoken in threes, like “well, well, well”)     

Chibi                                        CHIH-bee (short i like the first syllable of ‘chicken’)

choff                                        CHOFF (rhymes with ‘off’)

Cirin te K’lar                           KEER-in tay k’LARH (rhymes with HEAR-in stay k’FAR)

citqua                                      SIT-kwah

D

Dedelon                                  DEH-duh-luhn

Deldora                                   del-DORR-uh

didana idia                              di-DAHN-ah ID-ee-ah

Dint te Darius                         DINT (rhymes w/flint) tay DARE-ee-uss

distii                                        DISS-tee

Dreff                                       Drehff   (rhymes with:  ‘Jeff’)

Duv                                         DUV (the vowel sound rhymes with ‘book’)

dydanin                                   dye-DAN-in (rhymes with ‘my-FAN-in’)

E

Elander                                    ee-LAND-er (rhymes with ‘meander’)

Ellis te Vell                              ELL-iss (rhymes w/jealous) tay VELL (rhymes w/bell)

F

Figg                                         FIG (pronounced just like the fruit)

F’lala                                       fuh-LAH-luh

Florrik te Calidane                  FLOR-ick tay Kæl-i-dayn

Frake te Santelle                     FRAYK tay san-TELL

G

galenberry                               GAY-lenn-bair-ee

galens                                      GAY-lenz

Gara                                         GAH-rah (Shodekekeen pronunciation of ‘Ingarra’)

geddel crystals                        GEH-dull (hard ‘G,’ rhymes with ‘meddle’)

gegitt                                       GEGG-it (First syllable starts w/hard g, rhymes w/‘egg’)

Gof                                          GAWF (rhymes with ‘cough’)

Gredin te Balamont                GREH-dn  tay Bæl-uh-mont (rhymes w/‘redden stay pal-uh-font’)

griimoni                                  gri-MOH-nee (short i as in ‘it’, long O, long E)

Grrdin                                     GRRR-dn (Shodekekeen pronunciation of ‘Gredin’)

gyfte                                        GIFT

H

havonii                                    hah-VOH-nee

Hayla                                      HAY-lah

Hesch                                      HESH (rhymes with ‘mesh’)

Hetamar                                  HETT-uh-marr  (first syllable rhymes with ‘jet’)

hlao                                         HLOW (rhymes with ‘How now brown cow’)

hlaoling                                   HLAO-ling

hlette                                       HLET  (rhymes with ‘met’)

hlinga                                      HLING-guh (First syllable ends with ‘ing’ sound. Second syllable

                                                begins with a hard ‘g.’ Rhymes with Scandinavian name Inga.                                                   

I

ildarian                                    ill-DAHR-ee-uhn   

Ingarra                                    In-GAR-uh (middle syllable: hard ‘g,’ rhymes with ‘car’)

J

Jentana te Bentain                   jenn-TAH-nah tay ben-TANE

Joth                                         JAHTH (like the ‘a’ in ‘father’)

K

Keegan te Fliss                       KEE-gun tay FLISS (rhymes with ‘kiss’)

kegitt                                       KEH-git

kekitt                                       KEKK-it (First syllable rhymes with ’heck’)

Kikaradd                                 KICK-ah-rahd

kippi                                        KIPP-ee

krag                                         KRAYG (rhymes with ‘plague’)

L

Leel                                         LEEL (rhymes with ‘feel’)

lentz                                        LENTZ (rhymes with ‘pence’)

luminth                                    LOO-minth

M

maartza(s)                               MART-zah (plural: MART-zahz)

Mamora/Mamoran                  muh-MORR-uh / muh-MORR-uhn

Marin                                      MAIR-inn (rhymes with ‘barren’)

Mellian                                    MEHL-ee-un

Miri te Kendar                        MIRR-ee (rhymes with ‘cheery’) tay KEN-darr

N

Nairn                                       NAIRN (the vowels rhyme with the vowels in ‘hair’)

Nargo                                      NAHR-goh

nepp                                        NEPP (rhymes with ‘step’)

nifflin                                      NIFF-lin (short i in both syllables, as in Rin Tin Tin)

Nitikikani                                ni-ti-ki-KAHN-ee (Short ‘i’ like ‘it’ for first three syllables)

Norian te Kendar                    NORR-ee-uhn tay KENN-darr

Nur                                          NERR (rhymes with ‘blur’)

O

Octasectoriana                        OK-ta-sek-TOR-ee-AH-nuh

Olifan                                      AH-liff-ann

P

Palomar                                   PÆL-uh-marr (first syllable rhymes with gal)

Petron                                      PEH-trahn

placrim                                    PLÆ-krim (first syllable begins like ‘plaid’)

Pleet                                        PLEET

Polpethtira                              puhl-PETH-tuh-rah

Pord                                        POURED (rhymes with ‘board’)

Portamara                                POR-tuh-MARR-uh

Prett                                        PREHT (rhymes with: ‘vet’)

Prettian                                    PREHT-ee-uhn

Prettig                                     PREH-tigg (hard ‘G’)

R

Riga te Balamont                    REE-gah tay Bæl-uh-mont (1st syllable rhymes with ‘shall’)

rista                                         WRIST-uh

Rodorno/Rodornan                 ruh-DORR-no / ruh-DORR-nan

rostti                                        RAW-stee

Rugen te Torr                          ROO-gehn (hard g) tay TORR

S

sect                                          SEKT

sectora                                     seck-TORR-uh

Shamkalak Urmo Memelo     SHAHM-kah-lahk ERR-moh MEH-muh-loh

Shamka                                   SHAHMMM-kuh (First syllable rhymes w/’bomb’) M drawn out

Shodekekeen                           SHOW-duh-kuh-KEEN

Sholif                                      SHOH-liff

Sill te Torr                              SILL tay TOR (rhymes with ‘floor’)

spangin                                    SPANG-gin (hard ‘g’ at start of second syllable)

Sprygale                                  SPRY-gale (first syllable rhymes with ‘spy’)

T

Tetarrin                                   TEH-tar-rinn

Tetralanna                               teh-truh-LAHN-ah

Thalken                                   THAWL-kin

tikbata                                     tick-BAH-tah

tindala                                     tin-DAH-luh

tinta                                         TEEN-tah

Trethen                                    TREH-then

Trisectoriana                           TRY-seck-TORR-ee-AH-nah

U

Unter                                       OON-ter

V

Vennan                                    VEHN-nun (first syllable rhymes with ‘hen’)

Vokastra                                  voh-KASS-truh (middle syllable rhymes with ‘class’)

vokes                                       VOKS (long o, rhymes with ‘pokes’)

W

Wilra                                       WILL-ruh

Wyve                                      WIVE (rhymes with ‘jive’)

Y

Yaylay                                    YAY-lay

Z

Zanther                                    ZANN-ther (rhymes with ‘panther’)

Zrach                                       ZRAHK