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Re: Eärendil, Isengard etc...

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Saturday, December 22, 2001, 23:58
On Fri, 21 Dec 2001 23:42:41 +0100 Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
> - Isengard was pronounced /aIzn=gard/, which I always read as > /isn=gard/(though I do consider /aIzn=gard/ much more aesthetically > pleasing). That pronunciation would make sense if the name were in > one > of the languages that Tolkien represents as English, e.g. Westron or > Common Speech... I guess it is, though the book doesn't tell us > explicitly IIRC. > -- Christian Thalmann
- I always pronounced it /1sN=gard/, with an English "short i" sound and an /s/. But as usual, i'm the guy who pronounces the E in Numenor as if it were both stressed and Russian :P -Stephen (Steg) "numyenaurkim uhmzu-elyeb, numyenaurkim-a oolu-sfãs i uhmzu-peiwang ga'eilosm uhmzú. akh báhhihr uzu-ghalub la'umsh, i uzu-brodak uhmsh wa'sháíl fa'zanlm i fa'pyetikm, i fa'^ganmei^charzad." (Numenoreans came, the Numenoreans who became selfish and thought that they were gods. but Ocean rose up over them, and traded them to the Underworld for Murex-shells and pebbles, and for glitterings of light.) ~ random Rokbeigalmki quote illustrating that they pronounce Númenor the way i do