Here are a few terms found in the pages of Shadow & Bone. Special thanks to my Celebrity Guest, David Peterson of Conlang.org. Dave created the Dothraki language for HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones. To my surprise and delight, he generously gave his time to help me out with the phonetics. We didn’t always agree on pronunciation or spelling (he’s right, I’m stubborn), but that was part of the fun.
Etovost(ˈɛ.tɔ.vɔst/ EH-toh-vohst): Thatness
Malyen Oretsev ˈ(ma.ʎɛn ɔ.ˈɾɛ.tsɛv/ Mal-YEN oh-RETT-sev)
Ilya Morozova ˈ(i.ʎa mɔ.ɾɔ.ˈtsɔ.va/ EEL-yah mor-oh-TSOH-vah)
Genya (dʒɛ.ɲa/ JEN-yah)
Baghra (ba.gɾa/ BAH-grah)