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January 21, 2020 1:28 am  #1


Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

An oldie, but goodie! =)

Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug



 

 

January 21, 2020 6:18 am  #2


Re: Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

Love this.


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January 21, 2020 6:38 pm  #3


Re: Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

How cute is the casting photo at approx 1.22? https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png
.  Love the audition. 

It also reminds me that I pronounced Smaug "Smog" for half a century!!

 

January 21, 2020 6:40 pm  #4


Re: Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

I've always puzzled over how to pronounce it...
It's 'Smorg', isn't it?
Or hang on 'Smowg'?!


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January 21, 2020 7:14 pm  #5


Re: Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

I think it's Smowg (the "ow" as in "crowd")!  At least, that's how they pronounce it in the video, and I think I only realised when the films came out.  I was rhyming it with "dog".  For all those years!

 

January 22, 2020 3:03 am  #6


Re: Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

That might be the way the British, and the New Zealanders, pronounce the name, as opposed to Americans.
 

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January 22, 2020 8:31 am  #7


Re: Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

Looks like it's a lot of English as first language speakers https://www.arrantpedantry.com/2013/12/20/the-pronunciation-of-smaug/ .  So not just me!   Apparently, it should probably be pronounced with the "ow" sound as that's how it would be pronounced in Elvish (according to to Tolkien) and most words follow Elvish pronounciation, and also becuase the root word is Old German.   A bit of googling found that there has been quite some debate (with Smay-ug being another proposed pronunciation!).

It's nice to hear Martin say "We all thought it was Smog"!


Anyway, I've learned something new.  Or possibly something I already knew but had forgotten.  I'm never sure these days. 

 

 

January 22, 2020 5:51 pm  #8


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I confess SMOG was one option I never even considered!


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February 9, 2020 3:11 am  #9


Re: Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

Well, hey, that's how we Americans pronounce the "au" diphthong! =)
 

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February 9, 2020 4:21 pm  #10


Re: Benedict Cumberbatch -- Behind-the-Scenes of The Hobbit: Desolation...

Apparently not only Americans, since Martin et. al. all thought it was "Smog." I remember when I attempted to read the book in high school (never finished) that I also assumed it was "Smog."


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Clueing for looks.
 

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