Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Roele

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    369
    Downloads
    86
    Uploads
    0

    Roele

    Arguably the most significant name in Cerilia's history... Roele. But how do you pronounce it?

    I've always gone with "role", as in "to role play" or "roll a die".

    But as i recall, the rules for Anuirean say to pronounce ever syllable. So perhaps it is "ro-ell". Or "ro-ell-ay". Or "role-ay".

    What do you think? How do you pronounce it? Is there anything official on this?


    -Fizz

  2. #2
    From what I see on the wiki, "roll" sounds right. http://www.birthright.net/forums/sho...uages#Anuirean
    A student in search of a teacher....
    Kami

  3. #3
    Site Moderator Sorontar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    3,988
    Downloads
    27
    Uploads
    1
    Pronounced with an Anuirean accent, if going by the rules in the wiki:

    r: r, as in rat
    oe: oh, as in ogre
    l: short l, as in lap
    with a silent final e

    Of course, the wiki doesn't really describe the phonology of Anuirean. It doesn't describe whether there are any changes to the rules if a phoneme is used in a word-final or word-initial position (like the lengthening of consonants). However, I suspect the above is correct.
    Last edited by Sorontar; 04-24-2018 at 03:06 AM. Reason: typo

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    369
    Downloads
    86
    Uploads
    0
    Ah, yes those links look familiar to me now. Been a long time since i looked those up. So i've been pronouncing it properly all these years, probably because i read the same thing so many years ago. Heh.

    -Fizz

  5. #5
    Site Moderator AndrewTall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    2,387
    Downloads
    30
    Uploads
    0
    The wiki rules look to be a copy of the 'cerilian languages' card from the BR boxset.

    I would however note that local dialects would be strong so that set of rules is probably only for the nobility or some other 'proper' group (perhaps Avan / the City of Anuire).

    If you google 'English accent map' you will see how England has differing regional dialects, I would expect anuire to be slightly less diverse given its short history and the blending effect of the migration from Aduria, but the lack of national communications and difficulty of travel for most would encourage local dialects to form.

  6. #6
    Site Moderator Magian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Thief River Falls, MN
    Posts
    497
    Downloads
    217
    Uploads
    19
    Using the "ro ell" pronunciation with a particular dialect accenting the "ell" making it sound very close to the word "royal" may perhaps give us a hidden insight into the name.
    One law, One court, One allied people, One coin, and one tax, is what I shall bring to Cerilia.

  7. #7
    Moo! Are you happy now? Arjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Woerden, Netherlands
    Posts
    10,374
    Downloads
    47
    Uploads
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Magian View Post
    Using the "ro ell" pronunciation with a particular dialect accenting the "ell" making it sound very close to the word "royal" may perhaps give us a hidden insight into the name.
    Since dutch is a germanic language i always pronounces it like "Roe le" (oe is like the ou in the english ´you´ sound) in that case it is similar as Ru-le (to rule)
    Te audire non possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Sword of Roele
    By Thorsten in forum BRWiki Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-14-2012, 12:04 AM
  2. Sword of Roele
    By Sorontar in forum Main
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-29-2009, 04:27 AM
  3. Michael Roele
    By Sorontar in forum Main
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-30-2008, 04:14 AM
  4. Thorogood Roele
    By Thorogood Roele in forum User
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-14-2008, 03:40 PM
  5. Roele
    By AndrewTall in forum Main
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-02-2007, 05:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BIRTHRIGHT, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, D&D, the BIRTHRIGHT logo, and the D&D logo are trademarks owned by Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and are used by permission. ©2002-2010 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.