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The Deryni FAQ (including pronunciation guides)
« on: January 20, 2017, 10:18:17 am »
Deryni FAQ

1. In what order should the Deryni books be read?

We have listed the books in chronological order. Katherine recommends reading them in the order published. (That means starting with the Chronicles of the Deryni and then reading the Camber series.) Members of alt.books.deryni newsgroup have debated this at length without reaching a consensus. Most recommend starting with either Deryni Rising or Camber of Culdi, although a reasonable argument can be made for starting with The Bishop’s Heir. The Heirs of Saint Camber is a particularly dark trilogy so it’s not a recommended starting point except for readers with a taste for the darker books. Deryni Archives, Deryni Magic, and Codex Derynianus should be read after the other books to be fully understood.

2. Are there two Deryni Archives? What’s the difference?

The Deryni Archives book contains short stories written by Katherine Kurtz.
Deryni Archives: The Magazine contains fan fiction which is edited by Julianne Toomey-Kautz and Laura Jefferson, as well as Katherine herself.

3. What are the Eleven Kingdoms?

The Lay of the Lord Llewellyn appears at the front of Camber of Culdi.

Now, these are the Names of the Eleven Kingdoms, sung rightly well of old:
Howicce, and Llannedd, and fierce Connait; mountainous Meara, the Land Beyond the River; and Kheldour, the windswept; and pastoral Eastmarch; Tolan, and Torenth, and myth-ridden Mooryn; and lost Caeriesse, which sank beneath the sea; and far-reaching Gwynedd, seat of the Haldane Kings.

                --Lay of the Lord Llewellyn 
                   Troubadour to the High 
                   King of Mooryn


Tolan, Torenth, Caeriesse, Gwynedd, Howicce, Llanedd, Connait, are all pretty straightforward. (It should be noted that the Duchy of Haldane is a part of the Kingdom of Gwynedd. However, a cursory summary of the history of Gwynedd’s founding would seem to indicate that the Haldane duchy was, among several other pieces of land, a precursor to Gwynedd rather than absorbed by it.)

Mooryn is the original land now comprised of Corwyn and Carthmoor. Meara became Cassan, Kierney, and what’s now called Meara. Kheldour became the Duchy of Claibourne and the Earldom of Rhendall. The Earldom of Rhendall, like the Earldom of Kierney’s relationship with Cassan, is held by the heir of the Duke of Claibourne. Also a product of this splitting was the Kheldish Riding, held directly as a Crown territory (I believe) And Eastmarch split into Eastmarch and Marley.

         --Felan

4. How do I pronounce all these names?

Please see the Pronunciation Guides below for pronunciation help with Katherine’s exotic names--personal, place, and miscellaneous.

For more information, please follow this link to the FAQ online that Rebecca Davis has created at http://www.mindspring.com/~rebldavis/faq.html. The Rebecca Davis FAQ needs to be updated as it does not cover material from Childe Morgan forward.
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Re: The Deryni FAQ--Pronunciation Guide – Personal Names
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 09:49:35 pm »
A

Ailin – EYE-lin

Ainslie – AIN-slee

Airsid – AIR-sid

Alpheios – Al-FAY-ose

Ansel – AN’-sell

Arilan – AIR-i-lan

Arkady – Ar-CADE-y

Azim – Ah-ZEEM

B

Bened – BEN-ed

Berrhones – Behr-HONE-ess

Bradene – Bray-DENE

C

Cardiel – Car-dee-EL

Cashel- CASH-ell

Cathan – CATH (as in Catherine)-an

Caulay – CAW-lee

Charissa – Kar-ISS-a

Ciard O’Ruane – Shard O’Ru-AIN

Cinhil—KIN-hil, with the h almost swallowed.

Cloyce –Kloyce

Cluim – Kloom or KLOO-im

Columcille – KOL-um-kill

Cosim – KOSS-im

Creoda—Cree-O-da

Crinan – KRIN-nan

Czalsky – ZAL-sky

D

Dafydd—Dah-VEETH

Daithi –DY-hee

Declan – DECK-lan

Deiniol – DY-nyoll

Dervel – DER-vill

Donatus – Don-A-tis

Dothan—DAW-thun

E

Eirian – EER-ee-an

Eithne—ETH-nee

Etienne – Ay-tee-ENN

Eugen – OY-gin (g as in go)

Evaine – Ee-VAIN

Ewan – EW-an

F

Faelan—FAY-lin

G

Giles—Jiles

Gorony – GOR-ony

Guaire – Gwaire

Guiscard—Gees-CARD

H

Haldane – HAL-dane

Halex – HAL-ex

Hombard – HOM-burd

Hrorik – Rorik – the H is silent

Husniyya – Huss-NEE-uh

I

Imre—IM-ray

Iosef – YO-seff

Irenaeus – Ihr-in-AY-us

Istelyn – EE-styll-in

Ithel – ITH-il

J

Jatham – JA (a as in accent)-thum

Jenas—JEN-us

Jervis – JER-viss

Jilyan – JIL-yan

Jodoc – JOD (o as in obvious)-oc

Jolyon – JOL-yan

Judhael – Judd-HALE

K

Kai—KY

Karis—KARE-is

Kilian – KILL-yan

Kinevan – Kin-EH-ven

Kyriell – KEER-ee-el

L

Lajos—LAY-jose (long O)

Lior—LEE-or.

Llarik—hLAR-ick

Llewell – HLEW-ill (the H should be breathed rather than said so that it’s soft)

M

Maccul – Ma-KOOL

Magan – MAG-in

Mahael – Ma-HAIL

Matyas – MATT-yash

Meraude – Merr-AUDE

Michaela—Mich (soft ch, as in le chaim)-AE-la

Michon – Mee-SHOHN

Miklos – MIK-losh

Mir – Like the space station

N

Niall, Niallan – NY-all or NY-a-lan

Nieve –Neeve (Nieve is the phonetic spelling of the Irish Niamh)

Nimur—NEE-mur

Nivard—Nih-VARD

O

Oriel – As in the window, OR-ee-el

P

Piran—PEER-an

R

Remie—RAY-mee

Revan—REV-an

Rhetice—Rhe-TEES

Rhodri—ROAD-ri

Rhys –Rees

Rhysel – REE-s’l

Richeldis—Ri-CHEL-dis

Richenda—Rish-EN-da

Rogier—Ro-gi-EHR

S

Secorim—Sih-COR-um

Sicard—Si-CARD

Sighere—SIG-er-uh

Sinead—Shin-AID

Siward – SEE-ward

Sulien – SOO-lee-en

T

Tagas—TAG-as (Tag is pronounced as in the German Tag for day)

Tavis—TA-vis (a-as in average)

Tieg – Teeg

Tiercel – TIER-s’l

Tomais—To-MAIS

Torcuill—TOR-quill

Trahern – Trah-HAIRN

U

Udaut – U-DAWT

Urien—YOUR-ee-en

W

Wencit—WEN-sit

X

Ximena – She-MAIN-uh
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Re: The Deryni FAQ--Pronunciation Guide – Place Names
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 09:51:29 pm »
A

Argoed—AR-go-ed

B

Beldour – BEL-dour (the ‘our’ is pronounced as in “hour” Same rule applies to Kheldour and Lendour.

Bremagne—Breh-MAAN-nyeh. (The nyeh syllable is just barely an afterthought at the end.)

C

Caerrorie – Caer-ROR-ee

Candor Rhea – Can-dor RAY

Cuilteine—Kull-TEEN

D

Djellarda—Jell-ARE-da

E

Ebor—EE-bor

F

Forcinn – FOR-sin

G

Gwernach—GWAIR-nach – the ch is pronounced rather like a cat hiss.

Gwynedd – GWYN-neth

H

Haut Eirial – Hout EAR-ee-il

I

Iomaire – EYE-o-mare

Iveagh – Ivy

J

Jandrich – YON-drich, according to Rob Reginald

Joux– Joo

K

Komnene – Comb-NENN

L

Llannedd—hLLAN-neth

Llegoddin—hLe-GOTH-in

Llentieth—hLen-TEETH

Logreine—Low-GRAIN

N

Neot – NEE-ot

R

Ramos—RAY-mos

Rhemuth – Ray-mith

U

Uiskin—WIS-kin

V

Valoret—VAL-or-ett

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Re: The Deryni FAQ--Pronunciation Guide--Miscellaneous
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 03:56:42 pm »
Miscellaneous terms

Deryni—Dare-IN-ee

Shiral—SHEER-al

Sidhe – Shee

Skean-Dubh – Skee-an-DOO

According to Katherine, the following personal and place names are properly pronounced as they are spelled.

Belden

Bran

Brion

Briony

Caitrin

Camber

Camlin

Cullen

Denis

Embert

Gallard

Joram

Jorian

Kennet

Kyla

Kylan

Lael

Lambert

MacRorie

Marek

Marluk

Quiric

Rasoul

Rathold

Raymer

Rhydon

Rhysem

Rickart

Ronal

Rothana

Tambert

Vanissa

Place Names

Carcashale

Cassan

Corwyn

Culliecairn

Danoc

Jenas

Laas

Lochalyn

Mooryn

Nyford

Ratharkin

Sheele

St. Foillan’s

Transha
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