How do you pronounce Smaug?

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4 years ago#1
I've always pronounced it as 'Sm-ou-g' ('ou' as in 'ouch').

Most of the other fans I know pronounce it 'Sm-aw-g' ('aw' as in 'saw').

On a side note, I hate it when people say 'Saw-ron'. :D
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4 years ago#2
Your way is correct.
4 years ago#3
I always thought it was pronounced like "smog," guess I was wrong.
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4 years ago#4
aw as in dawg
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4 years ago#5
I always thought it was pronounced "Smog" as well.
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4 years ago#6
doug123 posted...
Your way is correct.

That's a relief. I was watching the animated Hobbit a few days ago and they pronounced it as 'Sm-aw-g'. I had a feeling that was wrong.
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4 years ago#7
I frequently pronounce it as "smog" because I think it sounds better, but it's incorrect.

"au as in loud, how and not as in laud" - Appendix E

So saying it as Smowg is correct.


http://tolkiengateway.net/w/images/c/cf/Germanic_-_Smaug.mp3
4 years ago#8
If his name is pronounced wrong in the movie there'll be hell to pay! :D
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4 years ago#9
Wow, I just realized I've been pronouncing it wrong all these years. I read The Hobbit before I knew Tolkien's pronunciation rules, so also read it as "smog."
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4 years ago#10
doug123 posted...
I frequently pronounce it as "smog" because I think it sounds better, but it's incorrect.

"au as in loud, how and not as in laud" - Appendix E

So saying it as Smowg is correct.


http://tolkiengateway.net/w/images/c/cf/Germanic_-_Smaug.mp3


Yep.
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