Pronunciation Guide

Some of the character names, places and words may be difficult for readers to pronounce. This list is intended to help. Words are listed in order of appearance in the book.

Leodgrance = LEO-de-grance

Gwynedd = Gwyn-eth

Grainne = GRAWN-ya

Rowena = Row-WEEN-a

Argante = Ar-GAHN-tay

Northgallis = North-GAL-lis

Rhiannon = Re-ANN-non

Lugh = Loo

Votadini = Vote-A-de-knee

Ogham = OG-um

Cumal = cue-MEL

Malegant = MALE-gunt

Peredur = Pair-ed-DUR

Uther = Ooo-thur

Morrigan = More-UH-gan

Carlisle = CAR-lyle

Mendips = MEN-dips

Ailis = A-lish

Sorrel = sore-EL

Aggrivane = Ag-RA-vane

Lothian = loathe-E-ann

Beltane = Bell-tane

Samhain = Sow-EN

Airanrhod = air-E-on-rod

Branwen = BRAWN-when

Cerridwen = CARE-add-when

Octavia = Ock-TAVE-via

Rhys = Reese

Nimue =Ni-moo-WAY

Dis Manibus –Dees Man-U-boose

Arimathea = air-a-mith-THEA

Powys = Poe-WES

Evrain = EF-rhine

Cambrian =Cam-BRI-ann

Tremontum = Tree-mont-TEE-um

Cador = ca-DOOR

Pellinor = Pel-LE-nor

Dyfed = Dif-FED

Saracen = SARA-cen

Corbenic = Core-BEN-ic

Lyonesse =Lee-ON-ness

Isolde =Iz-OL-duh

Joachim = Yo-UH-kem

Guildford = GIL-ferd

Rheged = Reg-ED

Candlemas = CANDLE-mass

Taliesin = Tally-ES-en

Glynis = GLEN-is

Iggraine = Ig-grain

Belgae = BELL-gay

Strathclyde = Strath-CLYDE

Aurelius Ambrosuis = A-REAL-e-us Am-BRO-sheus

Imperator = Im-POOR-a-tor/ter

Geis = Gesh

Caliburn = Cal-i-BURN

Dux Britanniarum = Ducks/Dukes Brit-tan-YAR-um

Arddurex = Ard-your-ex

Gerent = JEER-ent

Dyfnaint = Diff-NAH

Cadwalla = Cad-WALL-a

Uriens = Your-re-uns or Ur-re-uns

Cador = ca-DOOR

Bernicia = Burr-KNEE-see-a

Gore = Goor – just like it looks

Dalriada = Doll-REE-a-da

Mithras = Myth-RAS

Eildon = EEL-don

Tintagel = Tin-TA-gel

Islene = Eileen (but I like IS-lean)

Galen = GAY-len

Donel = DON-el

Erwyn = Er-WIN

Caer = Care

Culhwch = Cull-who-ck

Vortigern =Vort-i-GERN

Cunedda = Key-NED-a

Lucian = Loo-shun

Accolon = Ack-O-lawn

Owain = O-wayne

Parisi = Pair-easy

Hadrian =Hey-DRE-en

Antonine = Ann-toe-NINE

Selgovae = Sel-GO-vi/vee

Brigante = Bree-GONE-tay

Gawain = ga-WHEN or ga-Wayne

Gaheris = ga-HARRIS

Amelie = Ah-Mel-E

 

Author’s notes

Nennius = Nen-E-us

Ven. Bede = Venerable Bead

Novantae =No-VENT-ey

Damnonii = Damn-non-ee

Gododdin = Go-DOD-din

Primogeniture =Pre-mo-GEN-i-chure

Camlann = Cam-lynn

Imbolc = M-bulk

Geisa = Gay-SA

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