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Following are pronunciation samples of some names and things that appear in His Dark Materials.

Notice: the Greek pronunciation is authentic and bases on ethymologic knowledge.

Word Phonetic description Context Listening sample
Alethiometer
[alethi'omet:r]
The Golden Compass Listen
Chthonic
[x'thonic]
Name of the London underground Listen
Kirjava
['kirja:va]
Will's dæmon Listen
Lyra ['laira] Heroïne Listen*
Pantalaimon
[panta'lai:mon]
Lyra's dæmon Listen
Serafina Pekkala
[se'rafina pe'kkala]
The witch, Lyra's friend Listen
Xaphania
[ksa'fa:nia]
The angel leading Lord Asriel's troops Listen

* spoken by Roy Thorne

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