The Interpreter’s Tale Pronunciation Guide

I really don’t care how you pronounce my character’s names. However, I do get asked, so for the curious, here you go!

The pronunciations inside brackets are in the Conlang X-Sampa version of the International Phonetic Alphabet. If that sentence was gibberish to you, ignore it. :) The approximated pronunciations will get you close enough. The sound files, where I have them, are somewhat better, though still imperfect.

This is a work in progress.

Henanue Words

In the Southern dialect – i.e. the one Eliadmaru speaks.

Major Characters’ Names

Eliadmaru Devesento Faraa [Eli’jadmary dEvE’sEntO ‘fara:]
eh-lee-YAHD-mah-roo deh-veh-SEN-toh FAH-rah
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Fenka Sorosondre Damaiud [‘fENk@ sOrO’sOnd4E da’maIjyd]
FENG-kuh soh-roh-SOHN-dreh dah-MY-yood
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Hamyenev Hegaantendre Damaiud [‘hamj@nEv hEga:n’tEnd4E da’maIjyd]
HAHM-yuh-nev heh-gahn-TEN-dreh dah-MY-yood
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Auyim Gaavenento Autransi [‘aUjim ga:v@’nEntO aU’t4ansi]
OW-yeem gah-vuh-NEN-toh ow-TRAHN-see
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(Siol) Folso Banendre Siovare [‘sijOl ‘fOlsO ba’nEnd4E sijO’varE]
SEE-oll FOLL-soh bah-NEN-dreh see-yoh-VAH-reh
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All Words

Autransi
Atsinto
Auyim
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Damaiud
Denesendre
Devesento
Dheran
Elailzeda
Eliadmaru
Faraa
Fedraiado
Fenka
Gaaven
Gaavenento
Gashaim
Gatta
Hadhera
Haluden
Hamyenev
Hegaantendre
Heina
Hena
Henanue
Holu
Isura
Kasith
Lhennuen
Litonto
Loso
Marika
Maru
Nisu
Parda Autransin
Peliado
Reanto
Seddes
siol
Sorosonto
Sosi
Tesha
Uryo
Vigu
Zabranto
Zheio
Zhelne

Tsiane words

This is the classical “educated” dialect, Northern flavor. The ‘r’ is pronounced like the (unrolled) Spanish ‘r’; it is never silent.

Aidze [a’idze] ah-EE-dzey
Atana [a’tana] ah-TAH-nah
Bae [‘ba.e] BAH-ey
Dayono [da’jono] dah-YO-no
Degunun [de’gunun] dey-GOO-noon
Del Fesse [del ‘fes:e] dell FEYSS-sey
Dihneka [dih’neka] dee’hh-NEY-kah
dodehfan [do’dehfan] doh-DEH’hh-fahn
Dzurim [‘dzurim] DZOO-reem
Esa [‘esa] EY-sah
Eumme [e’um:e] ey-OOM-mey
Geni [‘geni] GEY-nee (hard ‘g’)
Haninu [ha’ninu] hah-NEE-noo
Hevetse [he’vetse] hey-VEY-tsey
Hotun [‘hotun] HOH-toon
Kova [‘kova] KOH-vah
Line [‘line] LEE-ney
Minmida [min’mida] meen-MEE-dah
Nisyono [nis’jono] nees-YO-no
Orlo [‘o4lo] OR-lo
Panufar [pa’nufa4] pah-NOO-fahr
Pemvimo [pem’vimo] peym-VEE-mo
Sada [‘sada] SAH-dah
Sedzedze [se’dzedze] sey-DZEY-dzey
Seso [‘seso] SEY-so
Sevedza [se’vedza] sey-VEY-dzah
Tohfe [‘tohfe] TOH’hh-fey
Tsesa [‘tsesa] TSEY-sah
Tsiane [tsi’ane] tsee-AH-ney
Tsiani [tsi’ani] tsee-AH-nee
Turo [‘turo] TOO-ro
Ulsa [‘ulsa] OOL-sah
Virdzine [vir’dzine] veer-DZEE-ney
Vosa [‘vosa] VO-sah
Yivemtoha [jivem’toha] yee-veym-TOH-hah