Fantasy books can be challenging when it comes to names of people, places, and things, and as a reader I've stumbled over many of them. I've had times I've been so flummoxed over a name in a fantasy I've simply given up trying to pronounce it in my head as I read and I either skip it or I give the person or place my own nickname. Ekancionakasjnwi becomes Eka or just E. Yes, I just typed a bunch of random-ass letters because sometimes that's exactly how fantasy names feel, don't you think? LOL!
And then there are the instances where a name seems straightforward in its pronunciation, but you find out later that's not how the author intended it to be pronounced...Read More