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


S'Olcarios's Sons

A Short Story in the [Witch World Saga] by Lisa Swallow


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

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[Expanded Reading Order]

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[Updated: 09/21/2019]


Edition Used for Analysis:
[Tales of the Witch World 2] (1989) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-54757-8, 978-0-812-54757-3, $3.95, 343pg ~ cover by Victoria Poyser



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Timeline Points:

  1. Set hundreds of years ago, this story is a legend of the origin of the Sulcar race. This is contradicted by The Warding of Witch World where the Sulcar are offworlders who came through a Gate. It's possible to reconcile the two by saying that this an oral tradition of the origin of a particular Sulcar family bloodline. S'Olcarias & Anatella's 3 sons probably married women of the Sulcar race who came through the Gate into the Witch World…
  2. Another problem with this story is Krogan and Thas in Karsten…! Unless they died out in Karsten so long ago they became myths and were generally forgotten, this story may be non-canon and just a fanciful tale among the Sulcar. Since no one seems to need to have Karsten and Thas explained to them, the framing story of the grandfather telling it to his family must take place some time after Warlock of the Witch World.
  3. In Witch World there is mention made that the Sulcar came from the north in times past, further making this tale unlikely.


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