Draugrs

#1 Posted by PolyesterKyle (137 posts) -

How in the hell are you supposed to pronounce this word? I know I may sound ignorant but whatever, I'm looking to educate myself.

#2 Edited by Animasta (14648 posts) -

drawgers

there's a couple people that say the word too, if I recall

#3 Posted by Aishan (1010 posts) -

Like "draw" with a "gr" on the end.

#4 Posted by PolyesterKyle (137 posts) -

Sweet, thanks a lot homies

#5 Posted by Marnox (327 posts) -

I don't think "Like "draw" with a "gr" on the end." is correct. The "au" sond in Draugr in Swedish/Danish/Norwegian is not like a "aw" sound at all. 
Just start with the "dra" part of "draw" and pronounce the "u" as in "you" with "gr" at the end.

#6 Posted by Zidane_24 (738 posts) -

I always say Drow-gur, but I'm sure that's wrong.

#7 Posted by Buscemi (1106 posts) -

I just pronounce it like I always do in everyday conversations, DRAAAAAUUUUUGRRRRRR. That's how we speak, yo.

#8 Posted by PolyesterKyle (137 posts) -

Apparently this is a real part of Norse mythology and the plural isn't with an s, but with an en. Like "Draugen", my mistake

#9 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I say Drew-Gers

#10 Posted by Getz (2989 posts) -

Augment, Auger, Auto, Auction. Say 'em out loud and you've got the sound you need. You don't say OW-ction or EW-gment.

#11 Posted by gike987 (1750 posts) -
@PolyesterKyle said:

Apparently this is a real part of Norse mythology and the plural isn't with an s, but with an en. Like "Draugen", my mistake

No Draugen would mean The Draugr. Draugar would be the plural.
#12 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -

Ég sá Draug í gær !

#13 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

I thought this was going to be a question on what they are, I got my nerd on for nothing...

#14 Posted by ShaggE (6334 posts) -

But I don't want to draw GIR. :(

/hatemyselfforpostingthis

#15 Posted by Kexpakki (31 posts) -

Draugur = ghost in Icelandic

its kinda strange understanding the language they get all the names from.

there are alot of dumb names in the game like

Farangur = Luggage

Heimskur = Stupid

#16 Posted by Fyllikall (13 posts) -

@Tfruit: Sæll félagi, og var hann í Skyrim eða í alvörunni, því ég er alltaf að sjá drauga!

#17 Posted by Fyllikall (13 posts) -

Yes, many of the nouns in this games feel like they are taken straight from icelandic.

Like draugr and heimskr, brynjolfr... Icelanders use the letter U before the last R (example Draugur) , but saying it like Draugr is how they roll the sagas, and also a u in the end would just confuse the rest of the world.

Draugr is pronounced... shit it sounds like the letter Ö which nobody uses... so I cant give you any headers :D

#18 Posted by Draugrim (135 posts) -

Is the word ever said in game? I get my handle from a Tolkien era phrase about wolves, probably taken from Iceland as well. White Wolf uses it to mean a type of Kindred vampire that is mindless, almost like a zombie.

#19 Posted by fox01313 (5061 posts) -

Good to know, even better when you see one standing silently against a wall & you get stealth points for sneaking past one then line yourself up for a sneak attack on it to kill it in one hit.

#20 Edited by Bumbuliuz (190 posts) -

Like some others here I'm Icelandic and it's fun to see all the nordic names in the game even though they have messed up the gender names a bit. Like Gisli as a womans name, it's mans name. The woman version would be something like Gislina og Gislsina, it's a really bad example of a name for women.

The Draugr is funny to see because Draugur in Icelandic means Ghost.

#21 Posted by Neferon (262 posts) -

You're supposed to pronounce it like most IKEA products, incorrectly and with lots of effort.

#22 Edited by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Draugrim said:

Is the word ever said in game? I get my handle from a Tolkien era phrase about wolves, probably taken from Iceland as well. White Wolf uses it to mean a type of Kindred vampire that is mindless, almost like a zombie.

it is, there's a quest you get in markarth that says the name

there's also a draug in witcher 2

#23 Posted by Fyllikall (13 posts) -

@Bumbuliuz: Yes and the horse carriage, Alfarinn, means well trevelled or something like that, fucking amazing :D

#24 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I took a 10 minute break Skyrim after playing for almost 24 hours. Now i want to play again. God damn it Skyrim, why do you have to be so addictive, can't even watch a single episode of Monk -_-

#25 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1179 posts) -

Dr-ow-ger is how my friends and I have been saying it. Basically drowsy but pull out the "sy" and insert some DMX.

#26 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

I'd post the proper pronunciation, but I doubt nearly any of you would actually be able to actually read and interpret it, because I myself don't understand all the symbols used for pronunciation, and I'm a pretty smart and well-learned guy.

#27 Posted by CornishRocker (397 posts) -

@Example1013: We need some good ol' IPA right here. I doubt I could figure out the Icelandic pronunciation, though.

#28 Posted by BlinkyTM (1054 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

I took a 10 minute break Skyrim after playing for almost 24 hours. Now i want to play again. God damn it Skyrim, why do you have to be so addictive, can't even watch a single episode of Monk -_-

Monk is awesome! Skyrim is more awesome! Go play Skyrim! :P

#29 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

@CornishRocker: Yeah man. It's like, there's 26 letters in the English alphabet, but the people who write pronunciations in dictionaries use more than that. They should get in trouble for cheating or something.

#30 Posted by Inkerman (1449 posts) -

I'd just like to say I'm really proud of myself coming into this thread and knowing what a draugr is. Not from Skyrim, nor am I Nordic, I just knew what they were.

#31 Posted by Fattony12000 (7053 posts) -

DR OW GER

#32 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

The problem is that the actual pronunciation is about halfway between OW and AW, and we don't have a phonetic spelling for it.

#33 Posted by Veektarius (4601 posts) -

@Fyllikall: I can't make an umlaut in the GB text box, but umlaut o is written 'oe' in English, as in Schroeder.

@Getz: Would you also pronounce augen awgen?

#34 Posted by Anund (876 posts) -

@Veektarius: ö

#35 Edited by Getz (2989 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

@Getz: Would you also pronounce augen awgen?

No, I guess not.

Edit: I decided to look this up, and assuming that we're using the Old Norse language as our point of origin for the word then an "au" would sound like a long "O" so it's more like Drowger source:http://notendur.hi.is/haukurth/norse/articles/pronunc.html

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