Audio Pronunciation Guide

By popular demand, we put together this guide for some of the more difficult words found in the Inheritance Cycle. Thank you to everyone who submitted their lists!

We thought folks might enjoy hearing how Christopher pronounces these words, so it’s his voice you’ll hear in the audio. See if you can perform the dwarvish uvular rolled “r” like he can…or better!

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Characters

Name Audio
Ajihad

Anhûin

Arya

Bid’Daum

Blödhgarm

Durza

Eragon

Fäolin

Fírnen

Galbatorix

Garzhvog

Gilderien

Glaedr

Gûntera

Hrothgar

Hvedra

Iormûngr

Íorûnn

Islanzadí

Jarnunvösk

Jeod

Jörmundur

Kialandí

Kvîstor

Lethrblaka

Menoa (Menoa tree)

Murtagh

Nasuada

Nolfavrell

Oromis

Osthato Chetowä

Rhunön

Saphira

Shrrgnien

Shruikan

Solembum

Togira Ikonoka

Tríhga

Uluthrek

Vrael

Places

Location Audio
Aberon

Alagaësia

Alalëa

Anora River

Ardwen lake

Aroughs

Âz Ragni

Beirland

Belatona

Beor Mountains

Bullridge

Buragh

Carvahall

Ceris

Ceunon

Cithrí

Crags of Tel’naeír

Dalgon

Daret

Dauth

Doru Araeba

Dras-Leona

Du Weldenvarden

Edda River

Edur Carthungavë

Eldor

Ellesméra

Eoam

Farthen Dûr

Feinster

Fläm

Furnost

Gaena River

Galfni

Gil’ead

Hadarac Desert

Hedarth

Helgrind

Ília Fëon

Ilirea

Illium

Isenstar

Jiet River

Kirtan

Kuasta

Leona Lake

Lithgow

Marna

Melian

Nädindel

Narda

Nía

Ninor River

Orthíad

Osilon

Parlim

Petrøvya

Ramr River

Reavstone

Ristvak’baen

Rock of Kuthian

Röna

Sílthrim

Surda

Tarnag

Teirm

Therinsford

Tialdarí Hall

Torak River

Tronjheim

Tüdosten

Uden

Urû’baen

Utgard

Vroengard

Woadark Lake

Yazuac

Words and Phrases

Word/Phrase Origin: Meaning Audio
Agaetí Blödhren Ancient language: Blood-Oath Ceremony

Atra du evarínya ono varda. Ancient language: May the stars watch over you.

Atra esterní ono thelduin. Ancient language: May good fortune rule over you.

Barzûl Dwarvish: curse someone with ill fate

Bjartskular Ancient language: brightscales

Dröttning Ancient language: queen

Dröttningu Ancient language: princess (roughly; it’s not an exact translation)

Dûrgrimst Dwarvish: clan (literally, “our hall,” or “our home”)

Ebrithil Ancient language: master

Eldhrimner Ancient language: grow

Grimstborith Ancient language: clan chief (literally, “hall chief”)

Grimstcarvlorss Ancient language: arranger of the house

Jierda Ancient language: break; hit

Kvetha Fricai. Ancient language: Greetings, Friend.

Könungr Ancient language: king

Sartosvrenht Dwarvish: family story, story of family, saga

Shur’tugal Ancient language: Dragon Rider

Skulblaka Ancient language: dragon (literally, scale-flapper)

Skölir Ancient language: shield

Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass! Ancient language: May your swords stay sharp!

Thardsvergûndnzmal Dwarvish: something that appears other than it actually is; a fake or counterfeit; a sham

Urgralgra Urgal language: Urgals’ name for themselves (literally, “those with horns”)

Vinr Älfakyn Ancient language: Elf Friend

Waíse heill. Ancient language: Be healed.

Weonataí Ancient language: would

Things

Item Audio
Aiedail

Arvindr

Ascûdgamln

Brisingr

Dauthdaert

Eldunarí

Erisdar

Faelnirv

Fairth

Feldûnost

Fricai Andlát

Gedwëy ignasia

Hûthvir

Ingeitum

Isidar Mithrim

Islingr

Naegling

Nïdhwal

Niernen

Seithr (Seithr Oil)

Shrrg

Sundavrblaka

Támerlein

Undbitr

Vrangr

Yawë

Zar’roc