Thread: Hullo, everybody
I've always loved The Lord of the Rings, but only recently have I actually read the books - over and over and over again. I received all of them, including The Hobbit, when I was 10... I was a little young to fully comprehend all the works, but I did manage to successfully read The Hobbit. I started The Fellowship of the Ring, but found it too hard to understand when I was but a wee lass, understandabley (if you catch my meaning).
I'm 14 now, and currently reside in Australia. Please don't follow the stereotype that I'm a stupid drongo that keeps a kangaroo on a leash. Because I don't. That is illegal here. (grins broadly)
A very warm welcome to you!
It has been abit dormant here for a while now, so please try and check in everynow and again and keep the threads flowing
PS... Of course we don't have stereotypes here, it is illegal on our Planet too But I bet you'd love to have a kangaroo though
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And if you need a rest drop into the The Khazad-dumish Inn, sing us a song and receive a free drink and a complimentary combo plate of our heavy snacks. Everyone has had to sing a song or recite a poem to receive their first drink in that fair establishment.
Looking forward to getting to know you fellow Tolkien adorers. Erm... can anyone actually inform me... is it pronounced "Orc-rice-t", or "Orc-wrist"?
i pronounce it orc-crist.
i don't know how you're supposed to but thats how we do it in finland
Orcrist is an elven name (orc-rist=goblin/orc cleaver). The vowel "i" in Elvish sounds like "ee", not "eye", so I guess 'orc-wrist' would be the most accurate of the options mentioned above.
Yes Orcrist is Sindarin as Amarie noted (Tolkien spelled it Orchrist in a text called Etymologies -- the word orch 'goblin' has the -ch- sound of German bach, not English church).
Amarie is also correct regarding the last vowel, as it should sound like the -i- in English machine. Appendix E to The Return of the King can help you with other pronunciations with respect to Elvish (trilled r and etc).