Someone, please, spell Piemur for me, phonetically? How in the heck do you pronounce it. I have two ideas, maybe they're both wrong.
pee-AY-mer (ay means the long-A)
In the Newsgroup, alt.fan.pern, there is FAQ that covers Anne's preference for pronunciation of various words and names. The link is: http://kumo.swcp.com/~quirk/afp3.html
So Anne seems to like Pie-mur (rhymes with "timer"). I always pronounced in me head with 3 syllables as Pee-a-mur.
Thanks, Stephenaug. I have to confess that PIE-mer isn't very pleasant to my ear, but I guess Annie gets to rule :)
The simple English pronunciation of Piemur is Pie-mer, which is how I always pronounced it. I'm not certain how to get 3 syllables from the name.
I had always pronounced it as if it were transliterated from Russian -- Pye MOOR -- because I knew Anne had studied Slavic languages. When we started working with her, I got corrected. It's PIE mer.
What do you think?