What’s “mor”?

My latest article for TheWeek.com ventures into phonaesthetics – specifically, why some of the most evil names in fiction have a little something “mor” in them:

Why is the ‘mor’ in ‘Voldemort’ so evil-sounding?

Voldemort, Mordor, Moriarty — exploring literature’s most sinister syllable

3 responses to “What’s “mor”?

  1. Interesting, the hollow and cavernous vocalization does sound eerie. In hebrew the name Mor means “myrrh” which also has a esoteric scent. Myrrh comes from the Hebrew/Arabic word bitter (mar). Nice read 🙂

  2. I never thought of that before. How interesting!

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