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Offline Necrosnoop110

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Pronounce: Alokkair
« on: December 10, 2019, 01:11:15 PM »
Anyone know how you would pronounce the Forgotten Realms wizard-king Alokkair?

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Re: Pronounce: Alokkair
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 05:17:08 PM »
Its fantasy gibberish, pronounce it however you like or corner Ed Greenwood at a Con.  If a player complains, blame it on linguistic drift.

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Re: Pronounce: Alokkair
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 05:40:58 PM »
I'd go with Ay-lock-ehr.

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Re: Pronounce: Alokkair
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 02:58:48 AM »
We had been going with something like Aloe-kar.

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Re: Pronounce: Alokkair
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 12:55:53 PM »
Alo as in "aloe" (vera)
kka as ッカ vodka with a bit more emphasis/length on the k
ir as something close to ear

All said with some kind of faux middle eastern inflection.

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Re: Pronounce: Alokkair
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 03:56:06 PM »
We had been going with something like Aloe-kar.
If you want to go full Tolkien, pronounce it that way for modern characters and have the ancient liches and the like pronounce each k separately.  Aloek-kar.

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Re: Pronounce: Alokkair
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 12:53:08 AM »
I would go with Ay-lock-ehr.