[LMB] How do you pronounce "Roic"?

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at Filker.Org
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 12:36:56 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 Christina_Caldarelli at manulife.com wrote:

#Okay, I'm now on Chapter 9 of my current re-read of
#_Diplomatic Immunity_ and I've just realized that I
#have been mentally reading "Roic" as "Roy-ick".
#Which can't be right.
#How are you supposed to pronounce this?

I waffle between 
 - "royk", like "Roy" with a /k/ sound appended, and
 - "RO-ik", 2 syllables, like the end of "heroic".

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