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16 Sep 2014, 1:04 am

For the readers of H.P. Lovecraft out in WP, I just wanted to know, how do each of you pronounce the name of Lovecraft's most famous creation, Cthulhu? I personally pronounce it as Ktulu.


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16 Sep 2014, 2:20 am

Mere mortals are physically incapable of pronouncing the true name of this Elder God. Of course, in casual conversation, I just pronounce it as "kithulu", even though I know this pronunciation to be incorrect.

When Metallica wrote "The Call of Ktulu", they purposefully misspelled the Elder God's name as a reference to its unpronounceability. Cliff Burton was a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft's work, and he wanted to honor it when he worked on this song. ;)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1RTgznup5c[/youtube]

I f*****g LOVE that song. It's nearly 9 minutes long but it goes by so quickly because of how awesome it is. :D



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16 Sep 2014, 2:43 am

Indeed!


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16 Sep 2014, 2:46 am

:roll:
Here's a much better song that isn't just instrumental.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfLjk4BwarA[/youtube]



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16 Sep 2014, 3:21 am

^^^
I've never heard this particular song before.
Who'd have guessed Lovecraft would be embraced by heavy metal!


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16 Sep 2014, 5:45 am

Wikipedia is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu#Sp ... nunciation

Before looking it up I called it S-tull-hoo :lol:


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16 Sep 2014, 10:44 am

ONE DOES NOT PRONOUNCE THE NAME; TO DO SO IS TO COURT INSANITY.



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16 Sep 2014, 2:21 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
For the readers of H.P. Lovecraft out in WP, I just wanted to know, how do each of you pronounce the name of Lovecraft's most famous creation, Cthulhu? I personally pronounce it as Ktulu.


This has been bugging me. What I want to know then, in light of this thread, was if Lovecraft himself was ever heard to pronounce Cthulhu aloud, and if so, how?
I'd just go ahead and treat that as the official way.

Personally, I've been saying "kuh-thoo-loo."



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16 Sep 2014, 4:07 pm

starkid wrote:
ONE DOES NOT PRONOUNCE THE NAME; TO DO SO IS TO COURT INSANITY.


Maybe that's why I've been sacrificing squirrels to the Old Ones, and eating feces out of the toilet. :lol: :eew:


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16 Sep 2014, 4:18 pm

Skilpadde wrote:
Wikipedia is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu#Sp ... nunciation

Before looking it up I called it S-tull-hoo :lol:


I've seen that wiki entry before, but thanks. 8)


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16 Sep 2014, 5:02 pm

Hear it pronounced here!

Escape Pod EP420: The Shunned Trailer!

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16 Sep 2014, 11:11 pm

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I'm too dumb to make it work in order to hear it. :oops:


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17 Sep 2014, 12:12 am

ThetaIn3D wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
For the readers of H.P. Lovecraft out in WP, I just wanted to know, how do each of you pronounce the name of Lovecraft's most famous creation, Cthulhu? I personally pronounce it as Ktulu.


This has been bugging me. What I want to know then, in light of this thread, was if Lovecraft himself was ever heard to pronounce Cthulhu aloud, and if so, how?
I'd just go ahead and treat that as the official way.

Personally, I've been saying "kuh-thoo-loo."

i pronounce it like this too.


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17 Sep 2014, 1:26 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
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I'm too dumb to make it work in order to hear it. :oops:

When you get to the page, there should be a play button just below the title. It will let you stream the story as an mp3....


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17 Sep 2014, 6:09 pm

People, people, people.....

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=cthulhu



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17 Sep 2014, 10:16 pm

A little known fact is that it is actually pronounced "Brian". It's just that all the letters are silent.


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