Vampiric Pronunciation Guide

Now that we’ve come across some names in The Children in Lillith, particularly “Lajo” I thought it might be a good time to give everyone an explanation of how certain letters sound in the Vampiric language. Check it out <here>, or you can also find it at Children of Lillith’s bonus materials page.

~ Nervosa

Pronunciation Guide, or Why “Lajo” is Pronounced “lah-yoo”.

Most letters in the Vampiric alphabet make noise as their English counterparts. The exceptions will be noted below, starting with consonants.


The only letters of the Vampiric alphabet that sound different from the same letter in English are as follows: C, J, X.

The letters H and Q are not used at all. Additionally, there is no representation for the sound made by “These” or “Thin”. (The former is replaced by D, and the latter is replaced by T, for those interested)

The letter J in their language makes a sound like when we use Y as a consonant, like in “Yellow” or “Yes”. X makes the sound like in “Genre” or “Beige”, and C makes a sound like in “Ship” or “Shell”.

Another weird thing is that the sound in “Chip” is spelled “tc” in Vampiric, and the sound in “Jump” is spelled “dx”.


There are six basic vowels in the Vampiric tongue, which are written as A, E, Y, Ÿ, O, U (however, Ÿ is only used by nobles).

  • A is pronounced like “Dot”
  • E is pronounced like “Pet”
  • Y is pronounced like “Meet”
  • Ÿ is pronounced like “Fig”
  • O is pronounced like “Fool”
  • and lastly, U is pronounced like “Hut”

Additionally, sometimes two vowels can be written next to each other to create a compound vowel, which basically means they get smooshed together like Æ (though this cannot be rendered in any font for most of the compounds, so outside of the comic it will be written like Ae). Together they form a new pronunciation that sounds roughly like the two vowels combined. Here are some examples:

  • Ay = “Fly
  • Ao = “Cow
  • Au = “Crawl”
  • Ae is used as well, but doesn’t have a clear English equivalent, so you’ll just have to use your imagination.
  • Uy = “Boy
  • Uo = Duel”
  • Ey = “Ray
  • Eo = “Few

So Sÿnkura is pronounced kinda like “sin-kuh-rah”, and his sister Lajo’s name is pronounced “lah-yoo”. Vuluora’s name is a little harder to phoneticize, but that can be a challenge for any other linguistics nerds reading this.

But don’t stress about it or anything, really.

New Children of Lillith!

At long last, a new update appears! Check it out, over at that button with the bright red text that says “New!” Old friends emerge from the past, to reunite, but have they changed since you last saw them? Find out tomorrow  next week whenever the fuck we update next. Maybe there will even be something more interesting than vampires politely apologizing to each other! 😀

~ Nervosa

New EKA comic, and new main page system

(In case you didn’t know, EKA is my new super-hip acronym for Everyone Kills Ant-Man. Now you can tell your friends about the new “EKA” and they’ll all be like “What? Some acronym I don’t know about? That person must be so cool!”)

I’m trying out a new thing where only posts designated as “Blog” posts show up on the main page, which will make it a bit less cluttered. Let’s see how it goes!

Oh, also, if you’re some kinda weirdo and you like content or something, there’s a brand new Everyone Kills Ant-Man comic up, so just click the link up on the left there to check it out.

~ Nervosa