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9-08-2010 @ 1:53PM
Please tell me, Mr. Rossi: How do you pronounce Turalyon?I've read the novels in which he plays a character, but I've never known how to properly pronounce his name. Internet research has proved invaluable. I was hoping the audiobook of "Beyond the Dark Portal" would have put this question to rest. But, it never was completed.By the way, I'll reiterate what many others have said. For those of you who enjoy Warcraft lore, read the novels! Here is a link to an excellent analysis of how to read the novels, such as in what order and which ones can be or skipped. (Hint: Start with "Rise of the Horde," not the "War of the Ancients" trilogy.)http://www.lorecrafted.com/timelines/2009/10/4/novel-chronology.html
9-08-2010 @ 2:02PM
Tuh-RAL-yun"Tuh" rhymes with "the""Ral" rhymes with pal, gal"Yun" rhymes with fun, gun, shun
9-08-2010 @ 2:23PM
Thanks Grovin. This has always been a thorn in my side that I couldn't really figure out how to pronounce one of my favorite character's name. :)
9-08-2010 @ 2:30PM
Hmm, I always pronounced it in my head as:Tur (rhymes with fur)Ral (rhymes with gal)ee (rhymes with me)un (rhymes with gun)Tur-ral-ee-unThough the 'Tur-ral' is not so segmented, it's said smoothly. I just had to break it up there for pronunciation clarification.
9-17-2010 @ 4:59PM
Up until now I've always pronounced it like:Ter-uh-lie-on
9-08-2010 @ 4:30PM
This has always been a problem with pronunciations from the game. I'm often confused about when to pronounce "y's" and when they are actually splitting the vowel pronunciation in a diphthongs. /sighThat being said it's a problem across the board whether it's Tolkien or Roddenberry. When the phonetics are "alien," it's pretty up in the air until someone "official" makes a choice. At least Tolkien was such an obsessive linguist that we have a template to work from. Mind you, there are those folks that know Klingon as well.... XD
9-08-2010 @ 11:22PM
I always read it in my head as Tu-ra-lon, ignoring the y. I've got no basis for that being right, other than it sounded better than any other pronounciation when I first read the word.To be honest, regardless of hows its supposed to be pronounced, I always find just reading it the way it sounds best to you is the way to go. For instance, I was kinda gutted when I heard some people from Blizzard pronounce Tyrande Whisperwind as Ty-rand-ee, as I had always just ignored the e. I still pronounce it my way though (in my head at least), as forcing a pronounciation that feels odd to yourself seems daft when no-one else is going to hear you reading.
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