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How to pronounce Fritz Leiber's name?

In this videotaped interview the interviewer initially mispronounces Fritz Leiber's name as LEE-ber (rhyming with Bieber) but Leiber corrects him, "My name is LYE-ber" [rhyming with cyber].
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In Wyndham's "Confidence Trick", a sign at an Underground station in Hell is misread as "Something Avenue". What should it be?

One assumes that it said Avernus, which is Latin for "Hell"
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How was the pronunciation of Data decided?

Patrick Stewart crystallized the pronunciation during the first script reading I'm at the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration in Las Vegas right now. Brent Spiner just revealed the answer to this ...
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In "Pandora's Box", Heinlein says "odd genre" is a pun. How is it a pun?

This appears to be a science-fiction writer in-joke. The same pun was called out by editor James E. Gunn in his autobiography as having been made by Forrest Ackerman a decade earlier. I took the ...
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Are there any in-book clues that the T in "Voldemort" is silent, and why did the movies choose to pronounce the T?

It's because most Americans don't speak French: In an exchange with a fan on Twitter, author JK Rowling confirmed that the 't' in Voldemort is actually silent, contrary to its pronunciation in the ...
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AT-AT pronunciation

Both are correct According to Dave Filoni, producer of Star Wars Rebels and former director of the Clone Wars the answer is both. In an interview during Star Wars Celebration 2016 he says: I say ...
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How to Pronounce Elanor?

You can hear Christopher Tolkien saying "Elanor" in a recording of him reading the final passage of The Lord of the Rings. He gives the three syllables about equal emphasis, but I think the ...
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Are all "C" words pronounced with a hard "K" or just Elven ones?

In the invented languages, "C" is always hard There's a note near the end of the first part of Appendix E which clarifies this: In names drawn from other languages than Eldarin the same ...
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Is there an official pronunciation of the name "Jadis" from CS Lewis?

In case it helps someone, she bears the very same name - same writing at least - in the French edition of the book. It happens that Jadis is a French name meaning "a - very - long time ago". It ...
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How are you supposed to pronounce the name "Hiero" from "Hiero's Journey"?

"Hee-eh-ro" (probably). The Appendix N book club added Hiero's Journey to their list of must-read authors in 2017. As part of their research they evidently spoke to several of Lanier's ...
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Pronunciation of 'Teixcalaan'

This is what the author says: Teyks-kah-lan. First vowel is the sound in 'hey', second vowel is the 'a' in 'father', third vowel is the 'a' in 'sample'. This is not as precise as rendering it in IPA,...
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How is Kamala Khan's name pronounced?

The co-creator of the new Ms. Marvel (Sana Amanat) says her name in this interview. It's as you would expect it to be pronounced; Ca-mah-laa The character's other co-...
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How is the 'o' in Tuvok pronounced?

Your use of 'mate' suggests you speak a British- or British-descended English. I'll proceed on that assumption. Have a look at this list of Lexical Sets for UK and US English, in particular the LOT ...
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How is the 'o' in Tuvok pronounced?

The pronunciation of Tuvok corresponds to the way Spock is pronounced.
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How does one pronounce "Asshai"?

In audiobooks, Asshai is pronounced as ASH-eye or a-SHY, depending on the narrator's accent. In the HBO's show Game of Thrones, it is pronounced as uh-SHY. For your reference, you may check these ...
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How do you pronounce the name "Kahlan"?

The author pronounces it (depending on his mood) as Kay-linn or Kay-lenn. Kay-lenn Kay-Linn (in this interview he corrects the interviewer and explicitly confirms ...
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How is the 'o' in Tuvok pronounced?

"Like the o in clock" is correct. Listen to how differently the British and American accents make it sound - the crew of Voyager have American accents, so make it sound like an "a" to those used to a ...
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What is the correct pronunciation of Hermione?

Hermione is a real name, taken from ancient Greek and along with other classical names was fairly common in English speaking countries around the turn of the 19th century, much like Penelope (still ...
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How does one pronounce "Asshai"?

Consult with the following table: Source IPA Pronunciation HBO [ə'ʃaɪ] ə-shy Roy Dotrice (Audio books narrator) [a'ʃaɪ] a-shy John Lee (Audio book narrator for AFFC) ['aʃaɪ] ash-eye You can refer ...
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Pronunciation of "Teatime"

The pronunciation in the Nigel Planer audiobook is pretty much as written in the text, with short hard syllables, and the 2nd and 4th syllables stressed. Note that the ...
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How do I pronounce "Sauron"?

Looking at Tolkien's Appendix E in The Lord of the Rings, we see the following about "au". In Quenya ui, oi, ai and iu, eu, au are diphthongs (that is, pronounced in one syllable). ... All ...
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What is the pronunciation of "Whie Malreaux"?

The official audiobook for Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (written by Sean Stewart and read by Jonathan Davis) has it pronounced as Wee - Mal-roh
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How do you pronounce the name 'Çeda'?

From this Goodreads discussion: Sana It's pronounced as 'Chayda.' Jayden Actually the answer is rather early in the book itself :) That endeared the author a lot to me. It's hidden in a conversation ...
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How to pronounce Fritz Leiber's name?

Such a surname comes from German language where “ei” is being pronounced like the English “i” (as in “ride”). Therefore the right pronouncing would be LYE-ber (not actually LIE-ber, cause it has soft ...
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How to pronounce Fritz Leiber's name?

Greetings from Fullerton, California! As a fan and friend of Fritz Leiber, Jr. back in the 1970's and beyond, I had the opportunity to ask him (by letter) several questions about his and his ...
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How does one pronounce "Asshai"?

However you like George R. R. Martin has never been one for pronunciations and has said a few times that you can pronounce anything however you like. Favorite character? GRRM : Tyrion in Ice and Fire....
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How should kandra's names be pronounced?

ATTN: Full page contains spoilers!... Found Word of God in relation to his HoA series Sometimes I wish I could crawl inside the heads of my readers while they experience these stories and see ...
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What Is the Correct Pronunciation of Beauxbatons?

Bo - batton In Rowling's long, partially published, writing on the eleven wizarding schools, she includes the correct pronunciations. Beauxbatons [Bo - batton] Thought to be situated somewhere in the ...
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How do you pronounce 'Tej'?

The author says the name a few times in this reading. On the first occasion it almost rhymes with "edge" (/'tedʒ/). On the second occasion it's closer to /'teʒ/ ...
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Why do the Ferengi pronounce "human" the way they do?

While the existing answer has merit, I wasn't satisfied, so I did some research of my own. Something to be noted is that most Ferengi we see in the show aren't speaking English; instead, what we hear ...
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