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.
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
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.
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
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
@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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