Why does the "mor" in Voldemort, Mordor, and Morlock sound so sinister?Lauren Davis3/13/14 4:20pm1308EditPromoteGo to permalinkVoldemort. Professor Moriarty. Doctor Moreau. Mordred. The Morlocks. Aside from being nefarious figures, these characters have something in common: the syllable "mor." Is there something that makes that particular sound come off as evil to English-fluent ears?