Expanded Universe character pronunciation guide

May 16, 2019

 

Want another fun blast from the past courtesy of the internet archive? Here's a pronunciation guide from the StarWars.com blog circa 2008. Guides like this already existed in a few published reference books. But this was a great sampling of names and things that most commonly posed pronunciation challenges for readers. I still remember the shock of learning how Joruus C'baoth was actually pronounced. And, oh boy, how embarrassing to realize I'd be calling Darth Caedus (pronounced kie-duss) Darth kay-duss.

 

Asajj Ventress - ah-SAAZJ
A'Sharad Hett - AA-shaa-raad
Borsk Fey'lya - BORSK FAE-lee-yaa
Caamasi - kaa-aa-MAH-see
Corran Horn - KORR-runn
Darth Caedus - KIE-duss (rhymes with "hide us")
dianoga - die-aa-NOE-gaa
Elegos A'kla - ELL-ehh-goes AA-klaa
eopie - ee-OE-pee
Executor - igg-ZEKK-yoo-tur
Honoghr - HONN-noe-gerr
Ilum - ILL-umm
Jabiim - jaa-BEEM
Jacen Solo - JAE-senn
Jorj Car'das - george CAR-dass
Joruus C'baoth - joe-ROOS suh-BAE-oth
Kir Kanos - KEER KAE-noes
krayt dragon - KRATE
Nar Shaddaa - NAR shah-DAA
Noghri - NOE-gree
Captain Pellaeon - PELL-lay-onn
Tycho Celchu - TIE-koe SELL-choo
Vergere - vur-ZJEER
Prince Xizor - SHEE-zor
Shi'ido - shee-EE-doe
Ssi-ruuk - SEE-rook
Trandoshan - TRANN-doe-shann
Twi'lek - TWYE-lekk (think "twilight")
Yevetha - yeh-VEE-thaa
ysalamiri - ee-saal-aa-MEE-ree
Ysanne Isard - ee-SAAN IE-sard
Yuuzhan Vong - YOO-zaan
Zonama Sekot - zoe-NAH-mah SEE-coat

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