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jamesewelch
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Posted - 14 Apr 2019 :  23:12:44  Show Profile Send jamesewelch a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
MAY-larr (1st edition FR campaign set)

MAH-larr (2nd edition Faiths & Avatars)

MAHL-arr (3rd edition FR campaign set)

I've always said "Mauler" (because I thought it was meant to be that way based on his description), but I started looking up the official pronunciations and noticed it's changed over time. There's no pronunciation guide for 4e or 5e.

Edited by - jamesewelch on 14 Apr 2019 23:15:04

Ayrik
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I've always pronounced it with stress on the "ah" from the front of the mouth, like "cAt" or "rAm" or "Alligator" or "Astronaut". And a long "o". "Ma-lore", rhyming with the first two syllables in "calorie".

But different speakers in the Realms will have their own regional accents just as they do on our world - in our world you don't have to look farther than how the name "Jesus" is spoken to immediately understand a lot about the speaker and which flavour of the "same" religion is being referenced.

The English lect we speak in my part of Canada is not very much like the Anglo-Saxon "proto English" apparently spoken by the sorts of Brythonic/Celtic "ffolk" who populate the Moonshaes in the Realms, although it probably retains more of the "old" phonemes than its American English counterparts.

[/Ayrik]

Edited by - Ayrik on 14 Apr 2019 23:56:12
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sleyvas
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That's a good point about the regional dialects. For instance, I know up north, Pecans are pronounced PEE-CAN but down south its PECK-AWN. Same nut. Tomato is to some TOE-MAETO, others TOM-AUTO. Personally I say the 1st edition MAY-Larr.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 Apr 2019 :  01:46:49  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Muh-lar. That's how I've always said it.

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moonbeast
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Muh-lar. That's how I've always said it.



Me too. I say it like the word "malarkey". Without the key.

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moonbeast
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Now on slight tangent…. I wonder if I'm the only one that says "SHAH-DAHR KAI" ….. and never Shade-er kai.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by moonbeast

Now on slight tangent…. I wonder if I'm the only one that says "SHAH-DAHR KAI" ….. and never Shade-er kai.





Nope, I say that the way you do.

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Seravin
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Darn it - I always pronounced it MAY-lar, which seems to be unpopular. Then again, I refuse to rhyme drow with cow, and only say it like crow because crows are cool and cows are dumb.
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Dalor Darden
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quote:
Originally posted by Seravin

Darn it - I always pronounced it MAY-lar, which seems to be unpopular. Then again, I refuse to rhyme drow with cow, and only say it like crow because crows are cool and cows are dumb.



I also say MAY-lar...but drow are cows

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sleyvas
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Posted - 15 Apr 2019 :  18:15:38  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moonbeast

Now on slight tangent…. I wonder if I'm the only one that says "SHAH-DAHR KAI" ….. and never Shade-er kai.




SHAD-AR-KIE here.

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sleyvas
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Posted - 15 Apr 2019 :  18:16:12  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moonbeast

Now on slight tangent…. I wonder if I'm the only one that says "SHAH-DAHR KAI" ….. and never Shade-er kai.




SHAD-AR-KIE here.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 Apr 2019 :  19:13:55  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

quote:
Originally posted by Seravin

Darn it - I always pronounced it MAY-lar, which seems to be unpopular. Then again, I refuse to rhyme drow with cow, and only say it like crow because crows are cool and cows are dumb.



I also say MAY-lar...but drow are cows



Drow rhymes with bow.

I prefer to have drow rhyme with crow, but knowing the official pronunciation has it rhyme with cow means that even without intending to, I've started pronouncing it the wrong that way.

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moonbeast
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Posted - 16 Apr 2019 :  00:13:53  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How now the brown drow.

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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 17 Apr 2019 :  17:31:46  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moonbeast

How now the brown drow.





This is actually exactly the way I see it...especially since the cover of Icewind Dale...

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