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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Pronunciations

As a toddler, I even met the pronunciation of the most typical words. So when it came time to play Dungeons & Dragons, I typically struggled with words. A number of the extra widespread things I might discover within the dictionary, but the different phrases of the sport have been so particular that I might rise to guess.

In January 1985, Frank Metzer compiled a letter to Dragon # 93, referred to as Ay pronunseeAYshun ravi (Unofficial Index of the Proper Issues). It has become one of the crucial helpful articles to me, and I’ve used it typically in current occasions to reaffirm that through the years have been the pronunciation is wrong.

The article is 5 pages lengthy and I’ll embrace it as a reference, however I may even write it once more to make it simpler for individuals to seek out the Net.

Abbreviations used:

(M) = AD&D Monster Handbook, AD&D Monster Handbook II or FIEND FOLIO Tome
(P ) = AD & D Player Handbook
(D) = AD & Dungeon Grasp Information
(G) = DEITIES & DEMIGODS Cyclopedia
(R) = AD & D Rogues Gallery Accent
(W ) = Setting the GREYHAWK fantasy world

A

  • Aaqa (D) – A-ka
  • Aarakocra (M) – æ-ra-KO
  • Abbathor (G) – æB-ba th0r
  • Abishai (M) – æB-i-shy
  • Aboleth (M) – æB-o-Leth
  • Abyss (P) – a-BIS
  • Acererak (W) – a-SER- ur-æk
  • Acharya (M) – α-CHY-ur-y
  • Acheron (P) æTCH-ur and
  • Acolyte (P) – æK-oyt
  • Adept (P) – aD EPT
  • Adherer (M) – æd-HEER-ur
  • Adonaisí Deep (D) – æD-o-nyz
  • Aerdi (W) – AYR-Dee
  • Afanc (M) – AY -fænk
  • Agation (M) – a-GAY-the-0n
  • Aishapra (M) – y-SHæP
  • AliAkbar (D) – al-æK-bar
  • Alastor (M) – a -LAS-t0r
  • Aleax (M) – AY-lee-æks [19659009] Algoid (M) – æL-goyd
  • Allosaurus (M) – æl-lo-SAR-me
  • Al-mi (M) – æl-mi-RAJ
  • Almor (W) – æL- m0r
  • Al-demon (M) – æL-oo-Dee
  • Alzoll (M) – æL-zal
  • Ammonium (M) – α-MY
  • Amir (M) – a-MEER
  • Amon (M) – YY
  • as Amphisbaena (M) – æm-fis-BAY
  • Anatosaurus (M) – æn-æh-to-SAR
  • Androsphinx (M) – æN-dro-zinc
  • Anhkheg (M) – æNK e.g.
  • Ankisaurus (M) – An-Ki-SARs
  • Ankylosaurus (M) ænk-ee-lo-SARs
  • Annis (M) – æN-nis
  • Anstruth School (P) – æN-Struth
  • Anthraxus (M) – æ n-THRAK
  • Antrodemus (M) – æn-tro-DEE-mus
  • Apatosaurus (M) – a-pat-o-SAR-me
  • Arcadia (P) – ar-KAY-Dee -a
  • Arcanadaemon (M) – ar-CæN-a-day
  • Archelonischyras (M) – AR-ka-10n i-SHY-rus
  • Arkay (D) – ar-KAYN [19659009Arlanni(D)-ar-LAN-ee
  • Arrarat (R) – æR-a-rat
  • Arturís Dolmen (D) – AR-trr DOL Males
  • As Arumdina (G) -α-Rum-DY
  • Ascomoid (M) – δS-co-
  • Asmodeus (M) æz-mo-DAY or æz-MO-Dee-us
  • Aspis (M) – æS-pis
  • Atabeg (M) – æT-uh-beg
  • Atam (M) – æT-uh-men
  • Atomie (M) – æT-uh-honey
  • Audible Glamer (P) – -di-bul GLæ-mur (or GLAY-mur)
  • Augury (P) – AG-ur-ee
  • Aurora Borealis (W) – a-ROR-a b0r -ee-æL
  • Aurumv orax (M) a-rum-V0R-æks
  • Azer (M) – AY-zur

B

  • Baalberith (M) – BAYL-bur-ith
  • Baalzebul (M) – BAYL-ze -bul
  • Baalzephon (M) BAYL-ze fan
  • Baba Yaga (D) – ba-ba YA-guh
  • Babau (M) – ba-BOW
  • Bactrian camel (M) BæK- tree-en kæ-mu1
  • Bael (M) – bayl
  • Bahamut (M) – ba-HA-mut or BA-ha-mut
  • Baku (M) – BA-koo or BæK-oo [19659009] Ballista (D) – ba-LIST-a
  • Balor (M) – BAY-lrr
  • Baluchitabium (M) – bao-ki-THEER-ee-um
  • Banderlog (M) – BæN-der-log
  • Banshee (M) – BæN-Shee
  • Baphomet (M) – ba-FOMs or BAF-u
  • Barbican (D) – BAHR-bi-kun [19659009] Bardiche (P) – bar-DEESH
  • Barghest (M) – bar-gest
  • Bar-lgura (M) – bar-lu-G0R
  • Bartizan (D) – BAR-ti-Zun
  • Basidis (M) – ba-SID-i-Rund
  • Basilisk (M) – BæZ-i-lisk
  • Guess de Corbin (P) -Guess-de-K0R-bin
  • Beta ( W) – bee-TOO
  • Beglerbeg (M) – BEG-lur-beg
  • Behemoth (M) – Bee-HEM-uth or Bee-HEE-Muth
  • Behir (M) – be-HEER
  • Belial (M) – bee-LY-ul [19659009] Belissica (W) – be-LISS-i-ka
  • with Beluga (M) – be-LOO
  • Berbalang (M) – BUR-ba-læng
  • Bey (M) – bay [19659009] Bill-guisarme (P) – bil-gwee-ZARM
  • Bilwhr (M) – BIL-wur
  • Bireme (D) – by REEM
  • Blashikmund (W) BlæSH-ik-mund, or blæsh-IK-mund
  • Blibdoolpoolp (G) – blib-DOOL-poop or BLIB-dool-poop
  • Boalisk (M) – BO-a-lisk
  • Boccob (W ) – BAK-ab
  • Bodak (M) – BO-dæk
  • Boggart (M) – BAG-art
  • Boobrie (M) – BOOB-ree
  • Booka (M) – BOO-ka [19659009] Brachiosaurus (M) – bratch-ee-o-SAR
  • Brontosaurus (M) – Bran-SARs
  • Bubonis (M) – Boo-BAN
  • Bulette (M) – boo-LET or byo-LET, additionally boo-LAY or byoo-LAY
  • Burneal (W) -BURN-ee-ul

C

  • Cabalist ( P) – KæB-u Record
  • Cacodemon (P) – KæK-o-Dee
  • Camarasaurus (M) – ka-mar-a-SARs
  • Cambion (M) – KæM- bee-0n
  • Camptosaurus (M) – kæmp-to-SAR
  • Canaith (P) – ka-NAYTH
  • Karyatide Column (M) KæR-ya tid kal-um
  • Catoblepas (M ) – ka-TAB-le, kæt-o-BLEPus or kæt-o-BLEEPus
  • Cea (R) – see
  • Ceratopsian (M) – ser-a-TAP-it-an
  • Ceratosaurus (M) – ser-æh-SAR-us
  • Cerebus (D) – SER-e
  • Cetiosaurus (M) – set-ee-o-SARs
  • Chaggrin (M) – sha-GRIN
  • Chaos (P) – KAY
  • Charon (M) – KæR-un or KAY-run
  • Charonadaemon (M) – ka-RAN-a-day
  • Chasme (M) – KæZ-honey or CHæZ-honey
  • Chauves souris (P) – sho ves S0R
  • Chimera (M) – KIM-u-ru or kim-AYR-u; additionally CHIM-u -ru, chim-AYR-u
  • Choleria (M) – co-LAYR-ee
  • Cifal (M) – si-FAL
  • Clangeddin (G) – KLæNG-e- din
  • Cli School (P) – Klee
  • Compsognathus (M) Kamp-sag-NA
  • Cooshee (M) – ko-SHEE
  • Corellon Larethian (G) -RETH-ee -an
  • Corseque (P) – k0r-SEEK
  • Corusk (W) – K0R-belief
  • Corvice (D) – K0R-vis
  • Corythosaurus (M) – K0R-io -SARs
  • Couatl (M) – co-αT-ul or co-AT
  • Couteaux de Breche (P) co-de-BRESH
  • Criosphinx (M) – KRY-o-Sphynx
  • Cryonax (M) – KRY-o-naks
  • Crysmal (M) – with KRIS
  • Cuir Bouli (D) – Keer boo-LAY
  • Cyclopskin (M) – SY-Clop
  • Cygnet (M) – SIG-net

D

  • Dacentrurus (M) – Day-SEN-Trojan
  • Daemon (M) – DAY
  • Dahlver-Nar (D) – dal-vur-NAR [19659009] Dakon (M) – DAY
  • Dao (M) – Dow
  • Decaton (M) – DEK-a-tan
  • Deep Sas Helas (G) – Deep SæSH
  • Deinonychus (M) – Day-in-O-NY-Kuss
  • Demodand (M) – DEE-MoDnd
  • Demogorgon (M) – DEE -mo-g0r-gun
  • Denzelian (M) – den-ZEL-ee
  • Derghodemon (M) – DUR-go-day
  • Derro (M) – DER-o
  • Dose (M) – DEE-va [19659009] Diac (M) – DY
  • Dilophosaurus (M) – dil-o-fo-SAR
  • Dimetrodone (M) – di-ME-tro- dan
  • Dimre (W) – DIM-ray
  • Dinichtys (M) – di-NIK
  • Diplodicus (M) – di-PLO-di
  • Diptherius (M) – dip- THEER-ee-me
  • Dispater (M) – dis-PAY-ter
  • Djinni (M) – JIN-nee or JEE
  • Dracolisk (M) – DRAY-co-lisk or DRæK-o -lisk
  • Drakkar (D) – DRæK arm
  • Drow (M) – drow or dro
  • Dryad (M) – DRY-æd
  • Duergar (M) – DEW-ur-gar [19659009] Dumathoin (G) – doo-ma-THO
  • Duodron (M) – DOO-o-drone

E

  • Eadro (G) – EE-dro
  • Eblis (M) – EB -lis
  • Elazmosa us (M) – ene-mo-SAR
  • Elysium (P) – e-LIS-ee
  • Emir (M) – e-MEER
  • Emu (M) – E- moo
  • Erac (R) – E-ræk
  • Erinyes (M) – AYR-i-neez
  • Errtu (M) – Also AYR
  • Erythnul (W) – e-RITH null [19659009]] Euparker (M) – yoo-par-KAYR-ee-a

F

  • Farastu (M) – FæR-as-too or Too Lengthy
  • Fharlanghn (W) LANG
  • Firbolg (M) – FEER-bolg
  • Flanaess (W) – fla-NES
  • Fochlucan School (P) – FOKH-loo
  • Formian (M) – F0R honey -un
  • Formorian (M) – f0r-M0R-ee
  • Fraz-urbiluu (M) – fræz-URB-loo

G

  • Galeb Duhr (M) – homo D0R [19659009] Gambado (M) – gæm-BA -do
  • Geas (P) – Geez or GEE-æs
  • Gehenna (P) – Ge-HEN
  • Githyanki (M) – gith-YæN- kee
  • Githzerai (M) – GITH-zer-y
  • Glabrezu (M) – GLæB-re zoo or glæb-REE zoo
  • Glaive-guisarme – (P) glayv-gw ee-ZARM
  • Godentag (P) – GO den
  • Golem (M) – GO
  • Gorbel (M) – G0R
  • Gorgimera (M) – g-gi MAYR-a
  • Grippli (M) – GRIP lee
  • Grolantor (G) – gro-LNN-tr
  • Grue (M) – groo
  • Grugach (M) – GROO-gatch
  • Gruumsh (G) – grumsh or groomsh
  • Guisarme (P) – gwee-ZARM
  • Gynosphinx (M) – GY-no-zinc

H

  • Hanali Celanil (G) – hæn-na-lee SEL-ninil
  • Hargin (M) – har-GIN
  • Heward (D) – HYOO-ard
  • Heironeous (W) – hayr-O-nee-me
  • Herzog (W) – HAYRT-Zog [19659009] Hezrou (M) – HEZ-ro
  • Therapeutic massage Phosphate (M) – Heer-AK-o-Sfinks
  • Hippocampus (M) – hip-o-KæMP
  • Hippogriff (M ) – HIP-o-Griff
  • Homonculous (M) – hu-MUNK-yoo
  • Hruggek (G) – HRUG
  • Huecuva (M) – hyoo-KOO-va
  • Hutijin (M) – HUT-i-Jin
  • Hyenodon (M) – hy-N-o-dan
  • Hybsil (M) – HIB-sil

I 8] Ichor (D) – IK-0r
  • Icthyosaurus (M) – ik-thee-o-SAR
  • Iguanadone (M) – i-GWAN-a-Dan
  • Ildris (M) – IL-dris
  • Illithid (M) – il-LITH -id
  • Imix (M) – Y-why
  • Imorph (M) – Y-m0rf
  • Incabul (W) – in-KæB yous
  • ubus (M) – INK-yo
  • Ioun stone (D) – Y-oonikivi
  • Iuz (W) – yooz or EE-on
  • Ixitxachitl (M) – Every thing -ZIT-za -chit-u
  • J

    • Jaculi (M) – and -KOO-lee or JæK-oo-lee
    • Jangada (D) – jæng-GAD
    • Johydee (D ) – already -HY-Dee or johee-DEE
    • Juiblex (M) JOO-bleks or ZHOO-bleks

    Okay

    • Kamadan (M) – KæM-a-dan
    • Kelanen (W) – KEL-na
    • Kelubar (M) – KEL-yo-bar
    • Kenku (M) – keng-KOO or KENK-oo
    • Kentrosaurus (M) – Ken-tro-SARs [19659009] ] Keoghtom (D) – KEE-oum
    • Kullokulli (M) – Kull-KUL-ee
    • Killmoulis (M) – Kil-MOO
    • KiRin (M) – Kee -RIN or Ky-RIN
    • Kop oacinth (M) – ko-PO-a-sinth
    • Korseke (P) – k0r-SEEK
    • Kostchtchie (M) – KAS-tch-tch [19659009] Kraken (M) – KRAY or KRA-ken
    • Node (M) – koo-o-TO-a
    • Kurtulmi (G) – KUR-tul-mak
    • Kwalish (D) – kway-LISH
    • Kyuss (M ) – kee-OOS

    L

    • Labelas Enoreth (G) – læb-el as EN-0r
    • Lacedon (M) – LAS-e-dan
    • Lambeosaurus (M) – lam – bee-o-SAR
    • Lamia (M) – LAYMee-a or LA-Mee-a (not often la-MY-ah)
    • Sheep (M) – LA-Ma-Soo [19659009] Laogzed (G) – lay-AG
    • Lemure (M) – lem-YOOR or lem-Y0R
    • Leomund (P) – LEE-o-Mund
    • Lernaean Hydra (M) NAY and HY
    • Lich (M) – Lychee or Lik
    • Locathah (M) – LO-ka-tha or lo-ka-THA
    • Lochaber Ax (P) – lok -A- bur æks
    • Lolth (M) – lalth or lolth
    • Loxodont (M) – LAK Soant

    M

    • Mac-Fuirmidh School (P) – mæk-FUR-mid
    • Machicolation (D ) – mæt-chic k-ul-AY-Shun
    • Maglubiyet (G) – ma-GLUB-i-still
    • Malebranche (M) – MæL-u-Bran-Cha or MæL-Beh-Bran-Cha
    • Mamenchisaurus ( M) – ma-men-chi-SAR
    • Mandragora (M) – mæn-dra-G0R
    • Mantar (M) – mæn-TAREe
    • Marid (M) RID
    • Massopondylus (M) – mæss-o-PAN-du-Luss
    • Megalosaurus (M) – meg-a-lo-SAR
    • Mefistophils (M) – I-Fis-TAF-e -leez
    • Mezzodaemon (M) – MEZ-o-day
    • Mihstu (M) – also MIS
    • Mobat (M) – MO-bæt
    • Modron (M) – MO-dran [19659009] Monoclonium (M) – man-o-KLO-nee
    • Moradin (G) -MR-α-din
    • Mordecan (R) – M0R-den
    • Morkoth (M ) – M0R-Kath
    • Mosasaurus (M) – mo-za-SAR-me
    • Murlynd (W) – MUR-Lind
    • Myconid (M) – MY-Cannons
    • Myrmarch (M ) – MEER-March
    • Myrmidon (P) – MUR-mi-dun

    N

    • Nabassu (M) – NAB-a-sex or na-BA-sex [19659009] Naga (M) – NA with [19659009] Nalfeshnee (M) – nal-FESH
    • Nao (D) – now
    • Ndulu (M) – n-DOO-loo
    • Nothosaurus (M) – Noth-o-SAR [19659009] Nupperibo (M) – Nocadaemon (M) – NY-ka-day
    • Nystada (M) – NY-stul or NIS
    • N

    • O
      • ] Obad-hai (W) -O-bad-HY
      • Obliviax (M) – o-BLIV-ee
      • Oers (W) -O-Rid
      • Oerik (W) – O-R
      • Oerth (W) – OYth (not often, URth or AYRth)
      • Ogremoch (M) – O-gre-moc
      • Ogrillon (M) -O-GRIL-un, or AG-ril-and [19659009] Oinodemon (M) – OY-No-Day
      • Ollamh School (P) – AL-lam
      • Onager (D) – AN-u-jer
      • Ophidian (M) – O-FID -ee-an
      • Opinicus (M) – o-PIN
      • Ornitholestes (M) – tai-nith-al-ES-tes
      • Otiluke (P) – O -ti-look [19659009] Otyugh (M) – AT-yug

      P

      • Paladin (P) Pæ La-din
      • Paleoscincus (M) – pay-lee-o-SING
      • Papyrus (D) – pa-PY-rus
      • Parasurolofus (M) pæ-xa-sar-AL-o-fus
      • Pazuzu (M) – pa-zoo zoo
      • Pech (M) – Petch
      • Penanggalan (M) – Fri-NæNG-ga-lun [19659009] Pentaceratops (M) – pen-ta-SER-a-tops
      • Pernicon (M) – PER-ni-kun
      • Phaulkon (W) – FAL-Kun
      • Phlogiston (D) – flo-JIS
      • Phoenix (M) – FEE
      • Pholtus (W) – FOL
      • Phororacos (M) – f0r-0r-HAY
      • Phycomid (M) – FY -mid
      • Piscodaemon (M) – PIS-co-day
      • Plateosaurus (M) – plæt-ee-o-SAR
      • Pleistocene (D) – Plee-IS Visible
      • Plesiosaurus (M) – ples-ee-o-SAR-me
      • Podokesaurus (M) – po-dak-e-SAR-me
      • Primus (M) – PREE-this is PRI
      • Prosaurolofus (M) – pro-sar-o-LO-fus
      • Psions (P) – sy-AN
      • Pteranodone (M) – tert-o-dan
      • Pycomid (M) – PY

      Q

      • Qual (D) – kwal or kwayl
      • Quadrireme (D) – KWA-dri-Reem
      • Quag (W) – kwæg
      • Qu aggoth (M) – KWæG-uth
      • Quasit (M) – KWA-zit
      • Quipper (M) – KWIP-per
      • Qullan (M) – KWUL and

      R

      • Racaraide ( P) – ræk-ur-AYD
      • Rakshasa (M) – rak-SHA
      • Ranseur (P) – ræn-SOOR [1 9659009] Our Rehnar (M) – ray-nar-MAY
      • Remorhaz ( M) – REE-mr-az, or REHM-0r-æz
      • Rhizome (M) – RY-zom
      • Roncie (P) – RAN
      • Rothe (M) – ro-THAY

      ] S

      • Sahuagine (M) – sa-HWA Gin
      • Saurolophus (M) – sar-o-LO-fus
      • Scimitar (P) – SIM-tar
      • Sekolah (G) – SEK-o-la
      • Semuanya (G) – se-moo-æN-ya
      • Shaman (D) – SHAY-man, or SHA-man
      • Shator (M) – SHAY-tr [19659009] Shedu (M) – SHEH-doo, SHAY-doo, SHEE-doo or some other reverse accent
      • Shillelagh (P) – shi- LAY-la
      • Simulacrum (P) – sim-yoo-LæK rum or si-MUL-a-Krum
      • Sirine (M) – sy-REEN
      • Skoraeus (G) – sk0r-AY-me
      • Salli (M) – slæd or slad
      • Smilodon (M) – SMYL-o-dan
      • Snyad (M) – SNY
      • Photo voltaic (M) – SO-lar
      • ] Solifuges (M) – sa-li-FYOO -jid
      • Spetum (P) – SPEE tour
      • Sendam (M) – SEN-dum or SSS-sen
      • Stegosaurus (M) – steg-o-SAR
      • Storoper (M) – STO-ro-pur
      • Strutomomimus (M) – Struth-ee-o-MY-M
      • Styracosaurus (M) – sti-ræk -o-SAR
      • Succubus (M) – SUK- yoo bus
      • Su-monster (M) – SOO-man-stur
      • Sussurus (M) – SUS-ur-us
      • Svirfneblin (M) – svirf-NEB-lin

      T

      • ] Tabaxi (M) – ta-BæK
      • Tadhemoth (M) – tæd-HEE-Muth
      • Taer (M) – tayr [19659009] Tanystropheus (M) – tan-is-TRO-payment
      • Tarrasque (M) – ta-RæSK
      • Tasloi (M) – TæZ-loy
      • Tenebrous worm (M) – te-NEB mouth
      • Tennodontosaurus (M) – 10-a-dan- to-SARs
      • Tenser (W) – TEN-sur
      • Teratosaurus (M) – ter-æt-o-SAR
      • Terithran (M) – Te-RI TH driving
      • Tharizdun (W) – Thar-IZ-dun
      • Thoqqua (M) – THAK-wa
      • Thri-kreen (M) – thry-KREEN
      • Tiamat (M) – TEE- a-mat
      • Tirapheg (M) – TEER-a-feg
      • Titanothere (M) – ty-TæN-o-theer
      • 009] Titivilus (M) – Ti-TIV-I-lus
      • ] Trachodon (M) – TRæK-o-dan
      • Trebuchet (D) – tre-boo-SHAY
      • Trireme (D) – TRY-Reem
      • Triton (M) – TRY-tun
      • Typhous (M) – TY-fus

      U

      • Umiak (D) – OO-honey
      • Umpleby (M) – UM-Bee
      • Ultralor (M) – O-STIL-la-g0r

      V

      • Critical Grimoire (D) – VæK-yoo-us Grim-WAR
      • Valkyrie (G) – VæL-Kree, or VæL Curve
      • Vaprak (G) – VæP-ræk [19659009] Vargouille (M) – var-GWEEL
      • Varrdig (M) – VAR-dig
      • as Previous (D) – VEK [19659009] Verbeeg (M) – Vur-BEEG
      • Verme (M ) – verm
      • Vilstrak (M) – VIL-strak
      • Vizier (M) – viz-EER
      • Vodyanoi (M) – VOD -ya-Noy or VAD-ya- Noy
      • Voulge (P) – Circulate
      • Vrock (M) – Wreck

      W

      • Wemic (M) – WEM or WEE [19659009] Wendon (M) – WEND-o- ny
      • Wyvern (M) – WIH-vurn or WY-Vern

      X

      • Xag-ya (M) – zæg -YA
      • Xaren (M) – ZæR and
      • Xeg-yi (M) – zeg-YEE
      • Xill (M) – zil
      • Xorn (M) – z0rn
      • Xvart (M) – zvart

      Y

      • Yagnodaemon (M) – YæG-no- day-mun
      • Yeenoghu (M) – yee-NAG-hoo
      • Yochlol (M) – YAKH
      • Yuan -ti (M) – yo-an-TEE

      Z

      • Zaebos (M) – ZAY-bos
      • Zuggtmoy (M) – ZUG-tmoy
      • Zygom (M) – ZY-gam [19659479] Retro

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