The Dragonlovers guide to pern
XI. Pronunciation Guide to Names on Pern
Most two-syllable names arc emphasized on the first syllable (D
Talmor). Three-syllable names can be emphasized on either the first or second. Four-syllable names are almost invariably stressed soft on the first syllable and hard on the third (Rato
shigan). Dragonriders' honorifics are slurred, pronouncing the initial letter as though it were followed by a schwa (‘ə’)” , as in Sh'gall or N'ton, or ignored completely, as in
F'lar. The purpose of shortening the name in this fashion is to make it easier to pronounce in haste.
Alessaan (ãlĕs' ən) Lord Holder of Ruatha, Sixth Pass
B'greal (ba grēl') Weyrling, Fort Weyr, Sixth Pass
B'lerion (ba lĕr' ən) Wingleader, rider of bronze Nabeth, High Reaches, Sixth Pass
Belior (bé lē' ōr) Pern's larger moon
Berchar (bĕr' chär) Masterhealer, Fort Weyr, Sixth Pass
Bitra (bĭt'rä) major Hold in the Northern Continent, named for Avril Bitra
Brekke (brĕ' kē) queen rider of Wirenth (deceased), Benden Weyr, Ninth Pass
Briaret (brī' ă rĕt') Masterherder, Keroon Hold, Ninth Pass
Burdion (bĕr' dē ŏn) healer, Igen Sea Hold, Sixth Pass
C'gan (sgăn) Weyrsinger, deceased, blue dragon Tagath, Benden Weyr, Ninth Pass
C'ver (kvĕr) brown rider of Hogarth, Telgar Weyr, Sixth Pass
Campen (kăm' pən) heir to Tolocamp, Lord Holder of Fort, Sixth Pass
Cr'not (kr' nŏt') Weyrlingmaster, High Reaches, bronze Caith, Sixth Pass
Crom (krōm) major Hold in the Northern Continent
Dalova (dălōv' ă) Weyrwoman for golden Perforth, Igen Weyr, Sixth Pass
Declan (dĕk' lăn) Candidate, Fort Weyr, Sixth Pass
Desdra (dĕz' drə) journeywoman healer, Fort Hold, Sixth Pass
Domick (dŏ'mĭk) composition master, Harpercraft Hall, Ninth Pass
Elgion (ĕl' jē ŏn) journeyman harper, Half Circle Sea Hold
F'lar (flăr) Weyrleader, Benden Weyr, bronze Mnementh, Ninth Pass
F'neldril (fnĕl' drĭl) Weyrlingmaster, Fort Weyr, Sixth Pass
F'nor (fnōr) Wingleader, Benden Weyr, brown dragon Canth, Ninth Pass
Falga (fŏl'gă) Weyrwoman for Tamianth, High Reaches Weyr Ninth Pass
Fandarel (făn' də rĕl) Mastersmith, Telgar Hold, Ninth Pass
Fergal (fĕr găl) runner handler at Ruatha Hold, Sixth Pass
Fortine (fŏr tīn') Master of Archives, Harper Hall, Sixth Pass
Gemma (jĕm' ă) mother of Jaxom of Ruatha Hold, deceased
Gianarth (jă närth') bronze dragon of S'ligar, High Reaches, Sixth Pass
Groghe (grō' gē) Lord Holder of Fort Hold, Ninth Pass
Idarolan (īd' ă rōl' ăn) Masterfisherman, Tillek Hold, Ninth Pass
Igen (ĭg' ən) desert Hold in Northern Continent
Jaxom (jăks' ŏm) Lord Holder of Ruatha, rider of white Ruth, Ninth Pass
K'lon (klŏn) blue rider of Rogeth, Fort Weyr, Sixth Pass
Keroon (kĕr ōōn') plateau Hold in Northern Continent; founder of Hold, Ezra Keroon
klah (klä) popular drink brewed from fragrant bark of klah tree
Kylara (kĭ lăr' ă) queen rider for Prideth (deceased), High Reaches Weyr, Ninth Pass
Laudey (loud' ē) Lord Holder of Igen Hold, Ninth Pass
Leef (lēf) Lord Holder of Ruatha, Alessan's father, Sixth Pass
Lemos major Hold in North, known for its forests, named for Bart Lemos
Leri (lĕ' rē) Weyrwoman for Holth, Fort Weyr, Sixth Pass
Lessa (lĕs' ă) Weyrwoman for Ramoth, Benden Weyr, Ninth Pass
Ligand (li gand') journeyman tanner, Fort Hold, Ninth Pass
Lytol (lī' tōl) Lord Steward of Ruatha, deceased dragon brown Larth
M'barak (mĭ bär' ăk) Weyrling, Fort Weyr, blue dragon Arith, Sixth Pass
M'ray (mĭ rā' ăk) son of Moreta and D'say, dragon brown Quoarth
M'tani (mĭ tă' nē) Weyrleader, bronze Hogarth, Telgar Weyr, Sixth Pass
Manora (mă nōr' ă) mother of F'nor, headwoman of Lower Caverns, Benden Weyr, Ninth Pass
Menolly (mĕn' ōl' lē) journeywoman harper, Fort Hold, Ninth Pass
Merelan (mĕ' rĕ lən) mother of Robinton, Fort Hold
Meron (mĕr' ən) Lord Holder of Nabol Hold, Ninth Pass
Mnementh (nĕ mĕnth') bronze dragon of F'lar, Benden Weyr, Ninth Pass
Moreta (mō rĕ' tə) Weyrwoman for Orlith, Fort Weyr, Sixth Pass
N'ton (nə tŏn') Wingleader, Benden Weyr, bronze dragon Lioth, Ninth Pass
Nabol (nā' bōl) major Hold in Northern Continent
Nerilka (nĕ rĭl' kə) daughter of Tolocamp, wife of Alessan, and Lady Holder of Ruatha, Sixth Pass
Nicat (nī' kat) Masterminer, Minecrafthall, Ninth Pass
Oklina (ōk lē' nă) sister to Alessan, Weyrwoman for Hannath
Oldive (ōl' dīv) Masterhealer, Healercraft Hall, Ninth Pass
Oterel (ŏt' ĕr ĕl) Lord Holder of Tillek, Ninth Pass
Petiron (pĕtch' rŏn) harper, Half Circle Sea Hold
Piemur (pī' mer) journeyman harper, Southern Hold, Ninth Pass
Pressen (prĕs' ĕn) healer, High Reaches Weyr, Sixth Pass
Raid (rād) Lord Holder of Benden Hold, Ninth Pass
Ramoth (ră' mŏth) senior queen dragon, Benden Weyr, Ninth Pass
Ratoshigan (ră tō' shē' gən) Lord Holder of Southern Boll Hold, Sixth Pass
Robinton (rô' bĭn tŏn') Masterharper, Ninth Pass
Ruatha (rōō ă' thă) second oldest Hold in the Northern Continent
Rukbat (rŭk' băt) blue-white star around which Pern revolves
Sangel (săn' jĕl) Lord Holder of Southern Boll, Ninth Pass
Sebell (sē' bĕl) journeyman harper, then Masterharper, Ninth Pass
Sh'gall (shĭ găl) Weyrleader, Fort Weyr, bronze Kadith, Sixth Pass
Shonagar (shō nă găr') Voicecraftmaster, Harper Hall, Ninth Pass
Silvina (sĭl vē' nă) head woman of the Harper Hall, Ninth Pass
Suriana (sōō rē ăn' ă) deceased wife of Alessan of Ruatha
T'gellan (tgĕ' lăn) rider of bronze Monarth, Benden Weyr, Ninth Pass
T'ron (trŏn) Oldtimer Weyrleader at Fort Weyr, dragon Fidranth, originally Eighth Pass
Tagetarl (tăg' ĕ tărl) journeyman harper, Harpercraft Hall, Ninth Pass
Tamianth (tăm' ē ănth') queen dragon of Falga, High Reaches Weyr, Ninth Pass
Telgar (tĕl' găr) major grain-producing Hold in Northern Continent, named for Sallah Telgar
Timor (tĭ' mōr) Pern's smaller moon
Tirone (tē rōn') Masterharper, Sixth Pass
Tuero (twĕ' rō) journeyman harper, Ruatha Hold, Sixth Pass
weyr (wēr) any place in which a dragon lives
wher (hwĕr') Impressable creatures bioengineered by Wind Blossom Ping
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