How to Speak our Names

 

Ceridwen…………….Care-id-wen

Cerd……………………Cared

Ælfwyn……………….Elf-win

Burginde…………….Boor-yin-deh

Ælfsige……………….Elf-see-yeh

Yrling…………………Year-ling

Toki……………………Toe-key

Sidroc…………………Sid-rock

Gyric…………………..Guy-rich

Æthelred……………..Eth-el-red

Ælfred…………………Elf-red

Please don’t hesitate to ask me how to pronounce any of the other character’s names from any of the Circle of Ceridwen Saga.

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  • Nancy June 13, 2018, 11:30 am

    Is there a link to name pronounciations for Sidroc the Dane -? Just want to assure I have them correct, particularly Jorild, Gillaug, Ingirith, and Ulfhildr. Liking this book a lot so far…Thank-you. Nancy.

    • Octavia Randolph Octavia Randolph June 14, 2018, 7:42 am

      You are so correct, Nancy, it is about time to make another video! Thank you for suggesting this. In the meantime, I bet you have a pretty good idea of how these Norse names are spoken. You will have an idea that “G” and “J” are oftentimes voiced as a “Y”. (for example, he modern Swedish man’s name, Jann, is thus spoken “Yahn”)

      Jorild is “Yor-ild”
      Gillaug is “Yill-og”
      Ingirith is pretty much just as it looks – “Ing – er – ith”
      Same with little Ulfhildr, this is “Ulf- hild – er”(with that last “er” said quickly, barely voiced)

      I hope this is helpful…and I will make that video.

  • Nancy August 24, 2017, 10:43 pm

    How do you pronounce Modwynn ?

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