In the city of Waterdeep, there's a coin called a "Taol" worth 2 gp. I find the description of the coin in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist on page 169, but it's not on the pronunciation guide on page 4. I'm trying to figure out how I would pronounce it in my games. Is it "TAY-all"? "TOW-ull" (like "towel")? So does it somehow all slur together in one syllable like "tail" (rhyming with "gaol")? Is there some "official" pronunciation, or does every group just fend for themselves?


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As Quadratic Wizard suggested, I sent a Twitter message to Ed Greenwood (creator of Forgotten Realms and basically the authority on such things), who was kind enough to reply:


  • \$\begingroup\$ I always pronounced it to rhyme with towel so thanks for taking the effort. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 27, 2019 at 16:15

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