He did the same in Talon of Horus with the main-character. Roughly sometime during the first half of the book it's like "No my name is pronounced like this!"
To be honest, I habitually pronounce 'Iskandar' as 'Sikandar', because it's one of those Arabic/Urdu things that are part and parcel of my background. You know, the same way that lots of Arabs have the middle 'name' IBN, but in a lot of later pronunciations ends up becoming 'BIN'.
I have a query about lasguns
and other words that carry the las-
prefix: do you pronounce them 'lazz'? or 'laze'? It looks like the first, but since it comes from the word 'laser' I assume it's pronounced the second way. Any thoughts, folks?