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Subject: Miles Vorkosigan Question
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 1:58 PM ET
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Someone here recommended this series when someone asked about short heroes.  I'm loving it.  I'm going to start reading it to my husband who is having eye problems and can't read right now.  But can someone tell me how to pronounce the last name?  I haven't found anything online. (except a book you can buy with pronunciations for the people and places in the Bujold universe)   If no one knows, I'll just do what I usually do and choose a pronunciation and stick with it.



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Date Posted: 7/29/2010 3:20 PM ET
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I hear a slight emphasis on the second syllable, and a long o sound. Vor-KO-seh-jin.

Date Posted: 7/29/2010 3:38 PM ET
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Thank you, Willa.

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Date Posted: 7/30/2010 8:01 PM ET
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I got the audiobooks of the sharing knife books and the pronounciation of one of the character's name changed from the one book to the next. It was the same reader for all the books.  I thought it was kind of funny. 

I say you should say it how you like best.  Or see if you can find a audio of the author talking about the books & say it the way she does.

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 8:44 PM ET
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My Partner calls him Miles Volkswagon.  Not orginal I know, but it is said with such disgust that I would rather read than watch baseball.......

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 8:59 PM ET
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I sense a jealousy issue, Pamela. ;-) Hey, I have had naughty dreams about Miles!