How do you pronounce Smaug?

#1Orochi_OniPosted 5/12/2011 10:37:22 AM
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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#2doug123Posted 5/12/2011 12:14:59 PM
Your way is correct.
#3tuchPosted 5/12/2011 5:39:33 PM
I always thought it was pronounced like "smog," guess I was wrong.
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#4Cheese_CoffeePosted 5/12/2011 6:41:23 PM
aw as in dawg
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#5Lord_of_DemonsPosted 5/13/2011 5:51:34 AM
I always thought it was pronounced "Smog" as well.
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#6Orochi_Oni(Topic Creator)Posted 5/13/2011 10:54:17 AM
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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#7doug123Posted 5/13/2011 11:10:37 AM(edited)
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
#8Orochi_Oni(Topic Creator)Posted 5/13/2011 11:11:57 AM
If his name is pronounced wrong in the movie there'll be hell to pay! :D
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#9NeoBasiliskPosted 5/13/2011 3:44:57 PM
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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#10ChocolatlPosted 5/13/2011 8:18:54 PM
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


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