Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:16 PM
But I used to pronounce it: "tar-geh-RYE-uhn," which I still kind of like.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:51 PM
Aw, man! Tar-gar-ee-en sounds too "normal" - now I'm sad. Tar-gar-yen sounds more like "ooh, these wierd mystical dragon riders" IMO :thumbsdown: I always assume if it was supposed to be 4 sylables like that, he would have spelled it more like he spells Dondarion - Targarion or Targarien. Oh, well, just shows what I know...
Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:44 AM
Tyrion = Ty - ron (but I think it should be Ty - ree - on or Ty - ren.)
Daenerys = Dan - are - rys (although looking at it, it looks like it could be Day - ner - reece.)
Viserys = Vis - er - rys
Targaryen = TAR - ga - (ye)n - it's sort of difficult to get that phoneme without using the phonetic alphabet
Then again, when I'm not concentrating I pronounce Targaryen "Tarragen" which makes them sound like a herb :P
Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:37 PM
Petyr = /'pet(i)r/ with only the slightest hint of an i between t and r.
Baelish = /'beili$/
Danaerys = /de(i)'neris/; the unstressed /ei/ tending to /e/
Viserys = /vi'seris/ so his name rhymes with his sister's
Targaryen = /tar.'ga:r.jen/, three syllables
Catelyn = /'kætlin/, like Catheryne
Tyrion = /'tai.ri.en/, three syllables
Qhorin = /k(h)o:rin/, with the k aspirated and spoken rather deep in the throat
Aegon = /'eigen/; Aemon = /'eimen/. Actually, I don't find it that unlikely that /eig/ might become /eg/ (Egg). Just think about Catheryne (/'cæþ.../) becoming Kate (/keit/).
Jaime... well, "word of god" says it's /d$eimi/, but my first impulse was to pronounce it the spanish way and make him /(x)aime/ (not entirely sure how to pronounce a spanish j, though. Somewhere between /h/ and /x/, I suppose)
Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:36 PM
As for Danaerys, I've been pronouncing it "dan-air-iss" with equal emphasis on the syllables. And Targaryen "tar-gar-eean", also equal emphasis.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:56 PM
Daenerys: for me it's DAY-NER-IS (more like day-nerris)
Tyrion: there is only one way to pronounce tyrion and its TI-RI-YON
Catelyn: i go for the normal CATE-LIN but i can empathise with those who say CAT-E-LIN.
Brienne: is BREE-EN......bry-EN is just ridiculous.
Anyway , thats my take on their names....
Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:29 PM
Jaime as Jay-M
Daenerys as Day-En-Eriss
Cersei as Sir-Sy
Targaryen as Tar Gar Yen
Qhorin as Kwor-In
Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:37 PM
Jaime - Jay-Me
Tywin - Tee-Vin
Cersei - Sir-Say
Tyrion - Tee-ree-on
Targaryen - Tar-gAr-ean
Daenerys - Day-Ner-Is
Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:10 AM
I've never seen a V sound for Tywin before. It has always been tie-win for me. But always t(i)-reeon for Tyrion, but it could be tire-ion too.
Jaime has always been Jaym for me. I'm a bit bummed that it should be Jamie, Jamie sound like a kids name to me. Jayme is a bit more unsusual.
Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:53 AM
The "ae" in the Valyrian names is not pronounced as the "ae" in Maester, as the readings by GRRM prove. Different languagues, different pronunciations.
The Valyrian "ae" should be pronunced as a single vowel, between "a" and "e". That's why the nicknames of Daenerys and Aegon are "Dany" and "Egg" respectively.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:20 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:50 PM
Though I am not sure if enough readers would use it.
Posted 02 October 2009 - 04:32 AM
Sir-say or Tzer-say sounds way better and more exotic... ;)
Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:30 PM
I say Tie Ree On for Tyrion but it might be Tier ee on.
I say Eye Mon and Eye Gon for Aemon and Aegon but I could see Emmon and Eggon too.
Posted 15 October 2009 - 01:00 AM
There were a couple weird ones. I seem to remember him writing that Sansa was "Saun-suh" which was odd to me. Don't remember all of them though.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:49 PM
Maby it's just my brain playing tricks with me but doesn't the "Day-ehn-air-his" (the bold) part pronounce Diana? Like princess Diana? Could be one of GRRMs references. Depends of how you pronounce "Day" though. Like the word "day" or the word "die"?
Posted 20 October 2009 - 01:15 PM
Danaerys Targaryen: Dan-AIR-is Tar-GARY-in
Tyrion: TEAR-eeon (TIER-ee-on is another way to spell the sounds, I suppose)
However, I doubt that he'd be bothered with any of the various pronunciations that folks have so I'd say to go with what works for you ;-)
Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:39 PM