O R’lyeh?

The correct pronunciation of “Cthulhu,” from H. P. Lovecraft himself:

I referred to this story one day, pronouncing the strange word as though it were spelled K-Thool-Hoo. Lovecraft looked blank for an instant, then corrected me firmly, informing me that the word was pronounced, as nearly as I can put it down in print, K-Lütl-Lütl.

Why? Because reasons. (Read the whole thing.)





2 comments

  1. McGehee »

    24 February 2015 · 5:41 pm

    It would make sense that Its Horror’s name would sound like something a 500-foot-tall squid would say.

  2. Nicole »

    26 February 2015 · 6:23 pm

    It does sound more like a huge squid noise. And I wonder if not saying it correctly all these years has been what has saved us all from His inevitable rise from the deep…

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