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kalnaren
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[quote=”Kelemelan” post=3575]Something looks odd to me. Why are you using single quotes in the middle of names between a vowel and a consonant (in that order) ? How is it pronounced ?[/quote]

It’s an apostrophe. A variant on Irish Gaelic. You could pronounce it like “Deh Rourke”, though that’s a little harsher.

Most of the names in my fiction are variants on some type of historical etymology. Kharunian male names are derived from Roman, female from Greek, for example.

“Kembria” above is actually derived from the Cornish name for Wales, so sticking with Gaelic-themed family names fit.