THE EIRDON BOOKS

  • Tove Foss Ford

New Questions

Updated: May 15

"How do you pronounce Eiren?"

"Could you give readers a list of pronunciations of Eirdon names?"

"Is it 'Eye-for' or 'Ee-for'?"


It's easy, when you live with your characters all the time, to forget that some of their

names aren't obvious to others. The derivations of Eirdon names will remain secret for now, but here is a guide to pronunciations.


People

Tharak Karak a'a' Thrun

  • Eiren (the most asked about name) - EAR-en

  • Ifor (second most asked about name) - EE-for

  • Lorein (third runner up) - LOR-ine (long 'i')

  • Lucen - LOO-sen

  • Zelia - ZEEL-yah

  • Haakel - HAY-kul

  • Stevahn Rondheim - STEHV-ahn RAHND-hime

  • Aylam Josirus - AY-lem joe-SIGH-rus

  • Joroloam - JOR-oh-low-ahm

  • Tharak Karak a'a' Thrun - THAH-rahk KAH-rahk ah ah THRUN - (in Thrun, the article 'a functions universally. It is used for all articles. In the case of Tharak's name, a'a' means 'of the', so the name is Tharak Karak of the Thrun).

  • Tharan-Tul - THAH-rahn-TOOL ('oo' as in book, not tool)

  • Nazir - NAH-zeer

  • Lina - LEE-nah

  • Cadrean Dalmanthea - KAD-ray-en dal-MAN-the-ah

  • Tellyn Fein - TEL-lin FINE

  • Glorantha - glor-ANN-thah

  • Isan Theodus Brumnel - EYE-sun the-OH-dus BRUM-nel (we know why he goes by his last name)


Places


The Palace, Erdahn
  • Eirdon - EAR-dun

  • Erdahn - ERD-ahn

  • Erdstrom - ERD-strum

  • Mordania - more-DANE-ee-uh

  • Artreya - are-TRAY-uh

  • Surelia - sir-AY-lee-ah

  • Samorsa - suh-MORE-suh

  • Surytam - SIR-ee-tam

  • Hetzophia - het-ZOH-fee-uh

  • Barambos - bah-RAHM-bohs

  • Piankon - PEE-an-kahn

  • Leptham - LEAPT-um

  • Simeridon - sigh-MEER-ee-dun


Critters

A langhur walks out in the Hetzophian desert.
  • Farlin - FAR-lin

  • Borag - BORE-ag

  • Felschat - FELLS - cut (surprise!)

  • Grundar - GRUHN-dahr

  • Manquar - MANK-wahr

  • Langhur - LANG-ger

  • Leorand - LEE-uh-rand

  • Bil-bil - BILL-bill

  • Thryge - Thry-gee (hard 'g')


That's a start on some of those tricky names and words. If you run across one that gamfoozles you, just drop me a line at theeirdonbooks@yahoo.com, and we'll get it sorted out without any farfumboozala.