Lord of the Rings Humour: Parodies, Satires and More [4]

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:50 pm

Eldorion wrote:
halfwise wrote:I think if you throw a little 'u' in with an 'a', Brits somehow manage to hear an 'r'.  Clueless. No   Tolkien spelled it right at least; you wouldn't catch him throwing an 'r' in just to mess with a vowal sound.  He rightfully put a 'u' in there.  And you pronounce it, and it's NOT AN R.

My takeaway from this is that we should start writing the dragon's name as "Smag" to remove ambiguity. Nod

Or we can turn the u upside down it and make it Smang.

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Post by halfwise on Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:11 am

I liked that.

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Post by halfwise on Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:18 am

azriel wrote:Uhuh Nod
Praps the one way to shut people up about how you pronounce this or that is to have Tolkien himself say it. As of in an interview,

I've been searching. My recording of him only has Riddles in the Dark and a bunch of poems from Lord of the Rings. Can't find an interview where he's talking about the Hobbit, so no Smaug.

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Post by chris63 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:47 am

You say potato i say tom ar to. Smile


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Post by halfwise on Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 pm

If that's a definitive example of the Brit-style 'ar', then we Americans would spell it

"tomae-to, tomah-to". Not a whiff of r in there to our ears.

How would you spell "tomar-to" so that we could hear an r when you say it? Can we even make that happen I wonder?

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Post by halfwise on Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:22 pm

tomarrr <<"(look too many rs to ignore!")- to ? ??

Then sometimes it sneaks in what linguists call 'overcompensation':" I sawr it yesterday, good enough film I'd be willing to see it again."

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