Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Musings: Albion Academy Pronunciation Guide

Someone recently asked me about some pronunciations of character names and such in Albion Academy. Although I didn't include a pronunciation guide in the book, I recently put one together in anticipation of the audio book entering production. What follows is a rough guide to how some of the more unusual names and magical phrases in the book are pronounced (some are pulled from other languages, so the pronunciation here is an Anglicized approximation; I apologize for any errors).


Aella – AY-ell-a

Akachi – uh-KA-chee

Alamar – AL-uh-mar

Albion – AL-bee-un

Albrione – al-BREE-own

Ambrosius – am-BRO-zyus

Ana – AH-na

Anaia – uh-NI-uh

Asgard – AZ-guard

Athanval – AH-thahn-vahl

Bechronian – beh-KROW-nee-an

Beclys – beh-CLIS

Belchor – bell-CORE

Bifröst – BUY-frost

Blaise – blaze

Bryn – brin

Brynhildr – brihn-HIL-dur

Caerleon – CAIR-lee-own

Cauda Pavonis – CAW-duh pa-VO-nis

chana – chah-NA

Colonomos – KO-lo-no’-mos

Corrine – core-IN

Corvin – CORE-vin

D’Artagnan – DAR-tan-yan

Darity – DARE-ih-tee

Ddraig tân – dryg tahn

Dénsmore – DENS-more

Ditrio omini nux – DI-tree-o AH-mih-nee NOOX

Djinni – jih-nee

Elevas – ELL-ay-VAHS

Emrys – em-riss

Eovaldi – AY-ō-VAL-dee

Fafnir – făf-NEER

Fiera – fee-AIR-uh

Fortuxanat – for-TOO-zah-NAHT

Freki – FREH-kee

Frey – fray

Freya – fray-uh

Frigga – FRIH-guh

Fyri – fih-REE

Geri – GEH-ree

Greenwich – gren-ich

Heimdall – HĪM-doll

Heurodis – HER-ō-diss

Horos – HOAR-ōs

Huginn – HOOG-in

Iasthai – YAS-thy

Ifrit – ih-freet

Ilium – ih-LEE-um

Jötnar – YŌT-nahr

Jotunheim – YO-tun-HĪM

Juvelin – JOO-veh-lin

Kaya – KI-uh

Lillesøster – LEE-leh-SO-stir

Lochesh – LO-kesh

Loki – LOW-kee

Mabh -- MAB

Malchus – MAL-kuss

Marcellus – MAR-kell-us

Mjölnir – MYŌL-neer

Muninn – MOON-in

Myr – mur

Myrddin – MUHR-thin

Oberon – O-bur-on

Odin – O-din

Pendragon – pen-DRĂ-gun

Purgaplene – PER-guh-plen-ay

Pyros incarcero – PIH-rōs in-CAR-ser-o

Ragnarok – RAG-nuh-rock

Saluton mia amo – SAH-loo-than MEE-uh AH-mo

Sicat – sic-AT

Sif – sihf

Sigrún – SIH-grun

Skuld -- SKULLD

Skuldsdóttir – SKULLDS-dot’-er

Slahn leat – SLAHN laht

Stavros – STAV-rōs

Stelara – steh-LAH-ruh

Steyan – stay-ahn

Storebror – STOW-ray-BRUR

Taliesin – TAL-ee-ess-in

Tariq – tuh-REEK

Terrapos – TEHR-ah-pōs

Titania – tih-TAHN-ya

Valhalla – val-HĂ-luh

Valin – VĂ-lin

Valkyrie – VAL-kur-ee

Yali – YAH-lee

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