A guide to pronouncing the characters’ names and the places they visit on the planet of Vispa.
First things first. ‘SEYFERT‘ = zay + furt = zayfurt = Seyfert
His friend, Tycho. Named after Tycho Brahe, this name is pronounced tie + co. Rhymes with the non-word pie-go, kind of.
Addie rhymes with caddy. Easy!
Walf is a halfway between ‘wolf’ and ‘ralph’, if that helps.
Suza rhymes with ‘chooser’. Is that a word?
Istanglia is pronounced like it’s spelled, and is NOT pronounced East Anglia…
Amburg is Hamburg without the ‘h’.
Kodiak is pronounced ‘Kodiak’ with a long ‘o’. It shouldn’t sound like cod.
South Utzeera is pronounced ‘South Utzeera’, but should be spelled, ‘South Utsire! : )
Adamant is not said like ‘Adam Ant’, it’s more like Addumunt. (Did that help?)
Nineveh is a tricky name to write down. ninuvuh. ninnuvvuhhh. ninnuvuhh. Anyway, the emphasis should be on the NIN bit.
Hawtrey, is pronounced hore-tree or, if you prefer, ‘H’ or AITCH.
Uisker, probably the most difficult name, is pronounced ‘whisker’ – as in “The cat’s …”
I hope that’s been helpful.