Sunday January 6, 2013

Note: For those interested in being able to pronounce Oafan (oh-ah-fahn) words, here's a pointer: no diphthongs. Give every vowel its own syllable, just like that melodic donkey-cry, "ee-i-ee-i-oh" in the  Old Macdonald song. Although, it should be noted, the english "i" in that song is, itself, a diphthong, AH EE. So... Oafan words will have SOME diphthongs. Probably. And you'll end up with some "Y" sounds in there sometimes.

Hioefua's name is pronounced "high-oh-eh-foo-ah," or, if you're going to be a stickler about the "igh" diphthong, it's "Ha-ee-oh-eh-foo-ah." The translated part of her name, "Far-Wanders" is pronounced exactly as an English speaker would expect it to be.

Book 14: Broken Wind
Part I