I keep going back and forth between Kaya and Kæa
September 27, 2020
Originally I had written "Kaya," for my air realm, but then I decided I wanted to get fancy and use the "æ" instead of the "ay," but then discovered that the pronunciation is not what I intended. I've been debating back and forth for many years over it. Perhaps I'll make it a regional thing?? I have incorporated friends' (and former friends in bad places) names within my world, and I've recently met a few who's names start with "Kay," so it would be fitting to do that over the "Kæ."
I've done a lot of work in changing things away from Kaya to Kæa, and dreading changing them back. But between desired pronunciation differences and friends, I think it right to return to my original writing.