The famous writer J.K Rowling took to micro blogging site Twitter to correct Harry Potter fans over the pronunciation of Voldemort, after an assertion from a Potter fan, Michael Lucero.
On Wednesday, Michael Lucero shared the trivia on Twitter saying, “One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the “t” is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.”
The British writer confirmed the assertion of the fan and said that she had corrected it several times but now people are used to it. She posted,”but I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who pronounces it that way.”
After this revelation, the fans are coming up with different excuses and explanations of their own, reported Dailymail. Some say that the name of Harry’s arch-nemesis sounds like the phrase ‘vol de mort’, literally translated as ‘death flight’ while others said that it could also be short for ‘voleur de mort’, which means ‘death thief’ or ‘to steal from death’. However there are fans who are covering up their mistake by saying that they are following what Harry says in the movie, which is Voldemort. On the other hand, a fan from France took pride in announcing that it is not only Rowling but people in France also pronounce Voldemort’s name correctly.
Some fans are blaming Harry Potter director Chris Columbus, who made an alteration in the pronunciation of Voldemort’s name, when it was already correct in the first two audio books by narrator Jim Dale.
The fans on twitter are joining the discussion after this Voldemort pronunciation lesson from J.K. Rowling. Although an interesting part of the story is that great Lord Voldemort himself intervened and tweeted,”@jk_rowling Muggles never listen..” stated Techinsider.
Let’s wait and see what our hero, Harry says about it, after the series creator and Lord Voldemort’s reactions.
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