Sunday, October 14, 2012

Episode 58 - The Eve of the Horselords

Hi All!

Welcome to Episode 58 - On the Eve of the Horselords.


New Tolkien Book

LEGOlas rescues Thorin and co?

Rohan Rides on Oct 15th!  (Check out the trailer)

Massively does Rohan

Gandalf Style vs Gangnam Style

In (and out) of Game

Guest Spot:  Shipwreck's Beneath Your Feet

Guest Spot:  Brent Landon's Aldasaga Podcast

Revisiting the Great River
 My Encounter with Landroval
 Finding Meneldor
 Fighting the Spider Queen
 Back with Meneldor and Landroval

CONTEST TIME (Special thanks to Forjo for the idea):  Win a signed copy of the Tokien Professor's Book
Send me a recording of your best reading of one of Tolkien's poems or songs from the Hobbit, LOTR or the Silmarillion by November 14th.  Here is what you can win:

I hope you enjoy the show!


  1. Hey, Alberos. Just finished listening to every episode back from #1 (except the lost missing episide). I was tempted to jump ahead and comment, but I thought it was unfair as you would surely correct the points that were driving me a little bananas. Rather than nitpick on every single ones, let me hit a few pronunciations and one terminology point.

    1. There is no long "A" in Galadriel. In the moves, Cate Blannchet sounds the second a like the "a" in father, which is technically proper by the LotR pronunciation guide, which I highly suggest, as all these are in ther, but the more common American variant is an a like "cat." Ceratinly not "Ga-lay-driel," in any case.
    2. The dipthong "au" is prononused "ow" as in "rowdy." Is the appendix points out, the first syallable of "Sauron" spells like "Sour", not "Sore."
    3. The letter combination "dh" stands for the old English letter eth, and makes a voiced "th" sound like the "th" in "then" and "there." So, the word "Gladhrim" doesn't have a d sound in it.
    4. "Ch" is always spelled with a unvoiced velar fricative like the Scottish "loch" or low German "Buch." If you have trouble with it (someone Americans do), just use a "k" sound. "Forokel", not ending in "chell"

    And the point of terminolgy:
    5. "Valar" refers ONLY to 14 creatures that originally included Melkor. The group of the Valar and the Maiar together are known collectively as the "Ainur," singular "Ainu" (the fource of the first book of the Simlarillian, the "Ainulindalë."

    Phew. Okay. Just 40 hours accumulated pet peeves, cleared. I have very much enjoyed the podcase. Thanks for listening.