Post by Bored Yesterday on May 31, 2006 20:47:26 GMT -5
Most of us learned to read on comics. I don't know about the rest of you, but I always had a little trouble with the name of Thor's hammer. When I was 6, I got used to pronouncing it to myself a certain way, that in retrospect is pretty horrible. After being away from comics a few years, I think I have a better way of saying it.
I started out with /M-jul-ner/
But now I like a French-ish M-Zjhul-neer/
So now, you tell me, how you used to pronounce "Mjolnir" and how you pronounce it today. Bonus points if you've consulted a scholarly text some place and can tell me the correct way of saying it.
Any funny stories related to talking about Thor's hammer? Actually, that's how I usually refer to it, "Thor's hammer." Anybody else?
I speak some norwegian and the sound of the J varies a bit according to the word. In some instances it's like an I in the middle of a word (which means like an E pronounced in english, different from the "ai" sound), in others it's more like a G.
As for Mjolnir, I'm not familiar with the phonetic alphabet used by Bored Yesterday, but it should be like the first instance I mentioned (= I). The double ee in the end should also sound I, so, phonetic wise, it should be Miolniir.
I used to pronounce it mo-ji-nr but lately I decided to do more research and I actually found some websites that tell you how to pronounce it properly according to www.dictionary.com/browse/mjolnir Mjolnir is actually pronounced [myawl-nir] it's Scandinavian in origin and is described as "the hammer of Thor, used as a weapon against the Jotuns, heard as thunder by humans." Hope This helps🙂
As it is said in the films and interviews, it is 2 syllables, myol- near, but I would say that it is however you pronounce it in your mind, as with most comics, it is your imagination helped with pictures, so it really does not matter