I'm new to the group and absolutely love chants. I am not as talented as some of you obviously are, but I am very good at using the talent of others ;-)
Here is my question about pronunciation (in a round about way):
I am from Germany, and more times than not, people will slaughter the pronunciation of my name. I find that horrible, especialy from the ones that I know closely.
Consequently, I also attempt to pronounce the names of the Goddesses and Gods appropriately (not always successfull). In writing your chants, do you stick with the American pronunciation of names and places, or do you add in the original way of saying it? And if you have played with the idea, have you found there to be a difference in the way the energy moves?