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  1. #11
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    David J. Peterson said that the pronunciation is Kha-lay-see

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    Quote Originally Posted by shvibziks View Post
    It's pronounced Khal-EE-see, I don't know where you've heard that "kha-ley-see" should be the correct pronunciation, but it's not. There's no "ley" sound in the word.

    I personally think it would be bizarre to name a child Khal or Khaleesi, but that might just be me who's an absolute A Song of Ice and Fire nerd. To me it would be just as obnoxious as naming your child King, Queen, Emperor, Empress, Tsar or Tsaritsa. It's a title, not a name. If you like the character, I'd suggest you to use Daenerys or Dany instead.

    Can't say I'm fond of Petronilla either.
    All of this. I'm an avid ASOIAF nerd and I hate seeing babies named Khaleesi. It's just like naming your kid King or Queen. At least use Daenerys instead if you love the character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellerose View Post
    David J. Peterson said that the pronunciation is Kha-lay-see
    And he is...?
    ~Boys~

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ~Girls~

    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★


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    He is game of thrones language maker (I really don't know what that means lol)

    Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn

    Anything or anyone that doesn't bring you alive

    Is too small for you

    DAVID WHYTE

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    I think it's pretty, but I wouldn't use it. I do like the pronunciation David J. Peterson intended for it to have (although, of course, Martin probably had a pronunciation in his head before that); just read the interview, must be frustrating creating a language (almost) from scratch and having others butcher it. And while I don't care that it's a fictional title (really, ladies?) I find Daenerys so much prettier and special.

    Also, according to wikipedia (which I usually don't rely to much on) it's rather close to a vulgar Hindi word.
    Last edited by ottilie; May 14th, 2013 at 11:49 AM.
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