How to Pronounce "AIUDARA"?...


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AY-you-DAR-AH?

ODD-ARA?

Help, I'm at a loss...lol

Ultradan

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Quick answer: However you like, since it's not specified in canon literature.

My answer: eye-you-DAR-ah, but my pronunciations are inflected by the fact that I am bilingual, and I tend to pronounce fantasy names more often with a German twist because I think it sounds "cooler".


ayo-DAR-ah, would be my guess.


<mumble>-DAR-ah

The "ai" could be like the "ai" in air, hair, lair, fair, stair, chair.


It's obviously some elven diphthong that you can only hear with pointy ears; biologically, we lowly humans can't pronounce it correctly.

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As the guy who made up the word, I've always pronounced it "EYE-you-DAR-uh."

If you'd like to ruin your sense of wonder and verisimilitude:

Spoiler:

It's pronounced similarly to "ayudar," which is Spanish for "to help." I can no longer remember whether the similarity was intentional, but the elf gates help you get from place to place...

SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF: RUINED


Thank you sir!! :D

Sczarni

ah-ee-oo-dah-rah... though, when I say it fast it would sound more like eye-you-dara.


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i just call her Bill, makes it easier, although i suspect that by doing that with ALL my elves they might've lost their air of wonder and mystery?


Starfinder Superscriber

Well shoot. In my mind it was 'wee-DHARA' for some reason. :)

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