Dzur and the cycle poem

Thu Oct 27 05:26:41 PDT 2005

Ok, this has been bugging me for twenty-odd years. I just put it into the
Lyorn Records wiki, but I'd like to hear what people think here.

Pronouncing "Dzur"

The Cycle <http://dragaera.wikicities.com/wiki/Cycle> poem is in trochaic
tetrameter <http://tinablue.homestead.com/Prosody2meter.html> (*

That is, the lines have four feet, each one is a trochee (STRONG weak), e.g.
"PHOEnix SINKS in TO de CAY___"

(the last foot is a half-foot in every line)

But: this line is an exception:
*Dzur stalks and blends with night.*

The only way the poem scans (that I can see) is if Dzur is pronounced with
TWO syllables, with the first one strongest, as in:

"DEE-zur" STALKS and BLENDS with NIGHT ____

Does anyone think that it's pronounced that way? Or have another way to make
that line scan properly? (Other than changing words)