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Is it pronounced Smorg or Smawg ? Always said Smorg myself, but have heard Smawg said quite often. Its pronounced Smawg on the audio CD. [img:2eoj2oc7]http://i52.tinypic.com/2dsphs3.jpg[/img:2eoj2oc7]
I've always said "Smawg" myself. I never really thought of saying "Smorg" since there's no R. Sweet painting, by the way. Do you know who made it? <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I like the painting too, it's very similar to how I imagine it when I read the book <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> As to the pronounciation, I pronounce it Smawg as well.
Have to say I'm in the 'Smorg' camp myself.
I'm curious, is the 'r' silent, or do you pronounce it?
I tend to sound it as written, maybe from the fact tht I first read the book at 10! I can see how Smawg may be more accurate, but he's always been smorg to me!
[img:1n274ong]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/crumblepenny/animated_dragon_4.gif[/img:1n274ong] I'm sure Ian Holm pronounces it Smorg in lotr
I'm trying to remember in which scene they say "Smaug" instead of "the dragon" in LOTR but I can't remember. Does anyone else? :?:
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[quote="Eldorion":kyx8qxgf]I've always said "Smawg" myself. I never really thought of saying "Smorg" since there's no R. Sweet painting, by the way. Do you know who made it? <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:kyx8qxgf] Not sure who did the painting Eldo, looks a lot like the cover of the book thou. There is no R in Smaug Ringdeotten :o Smog :roll:
[quote="chris63":2fe0f96h] There is no R in Smaug Ringdeotten :o Smog :roll:[/quote:2fe0f96h] You don't say, Chwis? <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Eldorion":12t2mwwx]I'm trying to remember in which scene they say "Smaug" instead of "the dragon" in LOTR but I can't remember. Does anyone else? :?:[/quote:12t2mwwx] I thought he did, maybe i'm wrong. Given me an excuse to watch it again <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Ringdrotten":1w5xfykn][quote="chris63":1w5xfykn] There is no R in Smaug Ringdeotten :o Smog :roll:[/quote:1w5xfykn] You don't say, Chwis? <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:1w5xfykn] I do, i cant pronounce my R's :lol:
[quote="chris63":35gzxpdi] I thought he did, maybe i'm wrong. Given me an excuse to watch it again <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:35gzxpdi] I think he only says "the dragon", can't remember Smaug's name ever being mentioned in the LotR films. [quote="chris63":35gzxpdi] I do, i cant pronounce my R's :lol:[/quote:35gzxpdi] I think you might have misunderstood me. Sometimes ways of saying things in Norwegian don't translate too well to English I guess <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> The comment was only supposed to mean something like "Oh really, Chwis". Not that it matters, just thought I'd clarify, just in case <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I always thought the pronunciation was in between Smog and Smawg (basically Smog with a slight drawl). [b:nymqazpw]GB[/b:nymqazpw]
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":2nz4gz9h]I always thought the pronunciation was in between Smog and Smawg (basically Smog with a slight drawl).[/quote:2nz4gz9h] This is probably just the way my accent is, but I pronounce "Smog" and "Smawg" essentially the same. :ugeek:
That's because you're a US American. :mrgreen: I'm pretty good with accents having grown up a bit in England and then living in the US so many years, doing German for 4 years, and then studying the Indo-European language groups for a couple of years. I can usually figure out where most people of European background are from by their accents from Australia to Austria just by listening to their accents. I can usually get general regions in the UK and the US pretty accurately too. I have a little trouble distinguishing Baltic region accents and Slavic region accents (I can usually tell the general region, but not the individual countries). I also have a little trouble distinguishing between the various Scandinavian accents. [b:57yzb08v]GB[/b:57yzb08v]
"Smaug" as in "Smorgasborg" as in "Smawgasborg." That's what I think. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />