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    Ashe Elton Parker
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    Neil Gaiman linked to this on Twitter, and I thought it would be a cool thing to share here: the Author Name Pronunciation Guide.

    http://www.teachingbooks.net/pronunciations.cgi

    Ashe Elton Parker
    "Just love me, fear me, do as I say, and I will be your slave." ~ David Bowie as Jareth in Labyrinth
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    Member since 1998.
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    Look me up on Wattpad for some of my books!
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    zette
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    That’s cool! Needs a few more names in there, but overall, I can see where it would help.

    By the way, for those who are wondering, Lazette rhymes with net. No long e on the end.

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    Gilroy
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    I find it interesting that they include common names like Larry Smith and Virginia Hamilton, in addition to the more difficult ones.

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    Ashe Elton Parker
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    Those could prove useful for English Second Language readers of such authors. I know if I was into reading foreign or other-language books, I’d be more than happy to have a pronunciation guide to the authors’ names. Also, sometimes a pronunciation may seem obvious (it did with Neil Gaiman’s name to me), but it may not be what it actually is.

    Ashe Elton Parker
    "Just love me, fear me, do as I say, and I will be your slave." ~ David Bowie as Jareth in Labyrinth
    ~*~
    Member since 1998.
    ~*~
    Look me up on Wattpad for some of my books!
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