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How Lovecraft Pronounced Cthulhu (and How We Know he Did) - Sumerian Nerd- Pronunciation Pronounce

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Published on Jan 28, 2017

This is guide to the pronunciation of H. P. Lovecraft's horrifying (and adorrifying) abomination. Hopefully some will find it helpful.

It's based on Lovecraft's approximated pronunciation which he gave with the following passage. "The name of the hellish entity was invented by beings whose vocal organs were not like man's, hence it has no relation to the human speech equipment. The syllables were determined by a physiological equipment wholly unlike ours, hence could never be uttered perfectly by human throats ... The actual sound -- as nearly as any human organs could imitate it or human letters record it -- may be taken as something like Khlûl'-hloo, with the first syllable pronounced gutturally and very thickly. The u is about like that in full; and the first syllable is not unlike klul in sound, hence the h represents the guttural thickness."

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This is the first episode of something tentatively called the Sumerian Nerd. It's called that because I'm Sumerias and these episodes are going to include fairly nerdy analysis of subject matter. I haven't decided on a focus yet. Maybe it'll remain unfocused. I'm sorry for the sub par animation in this. I did it fairly quickly. My avatar needs to be a bit fatter I think. The talking animation kinda sucks too. The next ep should be better in those respects.

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