Please help, how to say characters names

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Please help, how to say characters names

Postby greebo13 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:35 pm

I have read prachett for many years but i dearly wish to know how to say some of the characters names like Angua. A list or whatever would be nice.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:18 pm

I always read it as Ann-gwa. This seems to be the way Stephen Briggs says it on the audio books as well. :D
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Postby Beautiful Dirt » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:10 pm

Funny, in my head it's always An-gu-ah. It's difficult to change once it's in your head.
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Postby Kittycat1977 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:21 pm

Beautiful Dirt wrote:Funny, in my head it's always An-gu-ah. It's difficult to change once it's in your head.


Thats how I have always read it as well.
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Postby Conforumist » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:26 pm

It's actually Iguana, if you lysdexic. :)
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:27 pm

Kittycat1977 wrote:
Beautiful Dirt wrote:Funny, in my head it's always An-gu-ah. It's difficult to change once it's in your head.


Thats how I have always read it as well.
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Postby meerkat » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:42 pm

Kittycat1977 wrote:
Beautiful Dirt wrote:Funny, in my head it's always An-gu-ah. It's difficult to change once it's in your head.


Thats how I have always read it as well.


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Postby DaveC » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:33 pm

Me too! :)
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:46 pm

Beautiful Dirt wrote:Funny, in my head it's always An-gu-ah. It's difficult to change once it's in your head.


Me ... five or three, too. :D
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby wicked woman » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:36 pm

Me whatever number.
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Postby Temple_maiden » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:41 pm

An-gyew-a
. . . and I'm all like, "I wrote a book, innit," and they're all like, "Well where can we get it," and I'm all like, "Here . . ."
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:42 pm

The odd one is Nanny Ogg's first name. I've heard that pronounced all sorts of ways.

I've always said g-eye-thar. :?

There's actually a character in one of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon books named Gytha. :D
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Postby Temple_maiden » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:43 pm

geye-tha (with a soft th, not a hard one)
. . . and I'm all like, "I wrote a book, innit," and they're all like, "Well where can we get it," and I'm all like, "Here . . ."
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:51 pm

Oh dear! How I pronounce some of the names caused a lot of merriment at last years' DW Con, particulrly with Mad and Jan. :(

I pronounce her name An-joo-na. There's a beach in Goa called Anjuna and I always think of that when I see her name.

I also pronounce Gaspode as "Gas-pod" :D
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:21 pm

poohcarrot wrote:"Gas-pod" :D


:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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