Sunday, January 29, 2012

How do you pronounce Cugel?

Creating a dragon has, interestingly, brought me back to Vance's first novel about Cugel, The Eyes of the Overworld. I'm working on two longer posts about that now, but in the meantime, this has bothered me for a while.

Do you pronounce the "g" in Cugel as a j or a gh? Surely the "u" is pronounced "oo" instead of "uh"?

How do you pronounce "Cugel," and did Vance ever weigh in on this?