First Time Reading Stormlight Archive

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  1. Winterdawn Lightheart

    Winterdawn Lightheart Aes Sedai

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    :lol Who was the hardest to figure out?
     
  2. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    So far, Sadeas. :lol
     
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    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    It doesn't help that Sanderson doesn't set pronunciations for his characters. His philosophy, if I recall correctly, is to say them however you want.
     
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    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    :lol It also doesn't help that I love studying language and pronunciation.
     
  5. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Accepted Forum Moderator

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    My husband and I always argue about "Jasnah". I say it with a hard "J" and he says "Yasnah" because of the audiobook.
     
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    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    Yeah, I've heard it as "Yasnah" so many times. :lol She's one of my favorites. ^^ "Jasnah" with a hard "J" sounds pretty too.
     
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    It sounds a bit fiercer, to me. "Yasnah" is so soft.

    I don't love her, but I admire her character and I loved the twist at the end of the 3rd book so looking forward to that.
     
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    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    I'm juuuuust starting the 2nd book. :lol
     
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    Twist, did I say twist? Whoops.
     
  10. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    :lol It's okay, you didn't give any details.
     
  11. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    I always pronounce Sadeas as Sa-DA-E-as, but that is because I read names in Norwegian-English :look Same reason it is SIU-AN for me, not SWAN :look
     
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    When I first saw Sadeas spelled out, I wanted to pronounce it "Sah-DAY-as", but the audiobooks say it "SAD-ee-as"

    I've always pronounced Siuan as "See-WAN," because that's how it looks to a Spanish-speaker, and Tairen names are very heavily Spanish.
     
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    Like Aduiavas, I tend to bring my own native pronunciation into it. So definitely YAHS-nah. And See-yu-AHN. And Sah-DAY-ahs.

    I've never heard anyone pronounce Siuan as Swan, btw. That sounds super confusing. :bunny
     
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    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Well, the audio books have this weird way of pronouncing Siuan... A mix of SWAN, and SWAIN...

    I am not good at writing in phonetics :look It is another thing Norwegian language don't have...
     
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    Yeah, the audiobooks pronounce her name as SWAN. :look It is confusing...

    English isn't phonetic, either, though it used to be. :lol
     
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    I always read Sadeas SAY-dee-us before listening to the audiobook. And I used to pronounce Adolin as ADD-oh-lin instead of AY-doh-lin. I go both ways on Jasnah. :lol
     
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    Yeah, I read it as JAH-snah... Hard J.
     
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    ... it is ADD-o-lin, right??! :O

    Sadeas is "'Sa (like sa'angreal)-DEE-us" for me ...
     
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    I used a hard J for Jasnah until I was looking around and saw other people used a Y sound, so that's what I use now. And ADD-o-lin and Suh-DAY-iss. But not a huge "uh" sound, the softer ɜ sound if I remember that correctly. It's been a few years since linguistics class. :look
     
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    :lol same as me, I just said "us" because I couldn't remember. I think I do more of a ə