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Most people say Kelsier wrong
« on: December 14, 2009, 09:37:14 PM »

So Brandon was asked at the last signing I went to.  He says he pronounces it wrong and says it "Kel-sea-er", but that the characters in the book pronounce "Kel-sea-ay".  Like a French name.  =]
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 10:20:06 PM »
So which is really correct? The way the characters say it or the way Brandon says it?
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 10:21:30 PM »

EUOL said he says it wrong, so the way the characters say it.
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009, 10:33:38 PM »
Well, if Brandon doesn't say it right, then I don't have to either.
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 11:31:18 PM »
i actually say it k-lie-zer, because when i first read mistborn, my brain automatically moved the l in front of the e, and it took me like 2/3rds of the book before i realized i was reading it wrong.
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 02:14:06 AM »
I'm currently not french. I pronounce it Kel-sea-er.

Because Kel-sea-ay doesn't strike enough fear into the heart of the masses. Makes him sound like a push over.
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 04:15:30 AM »
So does Charlamagne therefore we are calling him his German name Karl der Grosse (Carl the Great)! (the French are pansies anyways i mean Napolean was Croation not French)
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 07:45:58 AM »
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 07:46:35 AM »
Brandon actually mentioned this when I was at the Hero of Ages signing. But then he just made note how all the names were based off of French, and didn't actually say any way was right or wrong.  (I wonder how well the names will translate into the in-book Language. It's based off of Tagalog, if I remember right, which isn't very French . . .)
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009, 01:19:35 AM »
I'm a geography guy not history.... :'( *fakes victimization*
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2009, 03:23:37 AM »
Nope. Most people on Scadriel say Kelsier's name wrong. I'm right.




Scadriel was the name of the Mistborn world/continent right? I'm almost positive it's the name of a Sanderson world, and somewhat sure it's the Mistborn one.

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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2009, 03:25:54 AM »

Scadrial. ;)
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2009, 05:49:21 AM »

Scadrial. ;)


And like Kelsier, most people pronounce that name wrong, too! Like "Scadriel".

(Though this is just because we can't read, perhaps. Haha)
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2009, 06:11:19 AM »
Is it "Scadrial," with an a? I had always thought it was "Scadriel." Guess that's a result of early spelling ideas we had, before official spelling was available.
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Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2009, 08:03:52 AM »
It is Scadrial.

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