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Here's a rather mean trick that Aaron Dembski-Bowden plays on people who read The First Heretic. Towards the end of Betrayer he reveals that Cyrene (from the Heretic book) is not pronounce 'Sigh-reen', but 'Sih-renny'. Git!
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Here's a rather mean trick that Aaron Dembski-Bowden plays on people who read The First Heretic. Towards the end of Betrayer he reveals that Cyrene (from the Heretic book) is not pronounce 'Sigh-reen', but 'Sih-renny'. Git!
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!"
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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?
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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?
Okay then its just a personal experience as I don't have that background. And it's las for everything I've heard.
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