How did Philip José Farmer pronounce the name “Hadon” from his Ancient Opar books?

Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning author Philip José Farmer created a highly detailed fictional language and pronunciation for his Khokarsa series (also referred to as the Ancient Opar series). In these two brief audio clips, Farmer demonstrates the pronunciation of “Hadon,” the protagonist of the novels Hadon of Ancient Opar (1974) and Flight to Opar (1976). This recording is from the Edgar Rice Burroughs Dum-Dum convention held on September 1, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

h: voiceless glottal fricative (expressed somewhat more strongly than in English h)

a: low central spread vowel (as in Spanish)

d: voiced dental stop

o: mid-back rounded vowel (as in Spanish)

n: voiced dental nasal

For a complete Khokarsa series checklist, see here.

Burroughs Bulletin #81: Philip José Farmer tribute issue

The Burroughs Bulletin has dedicated an entire issue in tribute to Philip José Farmer, which is now shipping. The issue includes my article “Philip José Farmer and ERB: A Shared Mythography,” surveying, of course, Phil’s literary intersections with Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Table of Contents:

Editor’s Preface
“Philip José Farmer’s Tarzan Alive
   by Win Scott Eckert
“Philip José Farmer and ERB: A Shared Mythography”
   by Christopher Paul Carey
“Philip José Farmer’s ERB-Related Work”
   by Herbert G. Franke III
“Philip José Farmer’s Incarnations of Tarzan”
   by Henry G. Franke III
Picture Gallery: Boris Vallejo’s The Mad King
“Burroughs and Himself: A Study of The Mad King”
   by David Arthur Adams
“Some Thoughts On Tarzan and the Lost City
   by Kim L. Neideigh
“Joe R. Lansdale On Tarzan: The Lost Adventure
   by Henry G. Franke III
Bibliographer’s Corner
   by Septimus Favonius
Letters to the Editor

To inquire about ordering this issue or for subscription information, see the Burroughs Bulletin contact information here.