Attention fans of Andre Norton.


Hello Kind Folks,

I have an idea for a new project but I need help.

The Idea – a pronunciation guide for names, places and other terms in Andre’s work.

I often get asked, how do you pronounce this name or that place. And truthfully, I have no idea. Generally my spelling sucks. And lets face it, a lot of names and places Andre used are hard to pronounce, especially in the Witch World Saga. For those of you who think I’m nuts or just plain stupid, you are just the person I need.

I would like to send out a list of names, places or things (even the ones I can pronounce) and get people to do the grammatical notation of said word. I still have to create a list but it wouldn’t take to long using all the glossaries I’ve collected and posted on the website over the years. Then I would go through those glossaries and add the grammatical info to it.

And so – I’m looking for volunteers to help with said project. I really want several people to help so I can see what multiple people think of each word.  You can sign up by emailing me at

Any and all help will be deeply appreciated. Again I’m looking for volunteers for I can’t afford to pay you. I can however give you credit on the website. 



The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

by Four Sorcerers ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts


Gate of the Kittens

A Novella in the [Witch World Saga] by Wilanne Schneider Belden


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[Coulson's Index] Did not get included.

See Also: [Martinez ~ Glossary] [Martinez ~ Races] [Schlobin ~ Survey]

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[Updated: 09/21/2019]


Edition Used for Analysis:
[Catfantastic] (1989) Edited by Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg, Published by DAW, PB, 0-886-77355-5, No.785, UE2355, $3.95, 320pg ~ cover by Braldt Bralds  ~~ Note: Catfantastic is not a Witch World title.



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Timeline Points:

  1. p25-26. 'The man was big and bearded and about her [Judy's] age, and he was dressed as nobody dressed where she came from, nor had for several hundred years, and he smelled distinctly of horse and sweat, but he reached out to help her to her feet, shook her hand in a perfectly normal manner, and greeted her in English. "The name's Tregarth," he said. "Call me Simon. It's a well-known name here, though I'm by no means the first to wear it."1

1. This appears to be a grandson of Simon Tregarth who can speak English. This may be Kaththea & Hilarion's son mentioned in Songsmith, a possible 3rd child of Kyllan & Dauhaun, or possibly even a child of Kemoc & Orsya.


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