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How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 23, 2006 11:55AM
Thanks. Been wondering for years.

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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 23, 2006 12:03PM
Assuming it's the word I think it is... (from Scandinavian mythology?)...

I think it's "Me-ol-nyer" the "j" being silent, and the ni being kinda a ny sound...

But that's from a friend who speaks Norwegian (at least a bit).






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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 23, 2006 12:16PM
Here's what the Wiki has to say, see you weren't the only one wondering. smiling smiley

"Does anyone know how to pronounce mjolnir? I've not been able to figure it out or find it. I've been saying it like (mah-law-ner) and im probably wrong. anybody know? Userconfused smileyirParagon

Usually Js end up with a Y sound, so something like mih-yohl-ner would be close. I figure even if I mangle the word by saying it that way, it still sounds better than saying mole-ner and pretending the J doesn't exist. winking smiley --NormanEinstein 13:43, Jun 21, 2005 (UTC)

I had a professor who said there was a glottal stop in there which doesn't translate at all into modern English. It's kind of a throat clearing sound at the top of the throat. Anyway, it sounds like Myoat-ner. The glottal stop is the oat.

I have heard, from not-necessarily-schollarly sources that the pronunciation is something like im-yole-nir with the stress on the first and second syllables.

can anybody give a pronunciation that is backed up and properly cited?"





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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 23, 2006 12:32PM


Are there any Scandinavians in the house?


Any worshippers of Thor?


Anyone? Anyone?







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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 23, 2006 12:33PM
It's very simple.... and I'm surprised at you people.

It is "HEY YOU WITH THAT @#$%@#-UP NAME! COME HERE!"
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 23, 2006 12:34PM
Sound it just like its spelled... Wo - jo - ho - witz.

Oh wait.... that's not quite right.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/2006 12:35PM by TheTominator.
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 23, 2006 12:35PM
Jimmy;

Mjølnir is the name of Thors hammer... his big ass, iron, ass-whuppin' hammer.
Felling foes, and all that...

Don't be his foe by makin' fun of his hammer.

grinning smiley







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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 23, 2006 12:38PM
Oh.

Ok.... how about "HEY YOU WITH THE @#$@#$-UP NAME FOR A HAMMER! GET OVER HERE AND HANG THIS PAINTING IN THE LIVING ROOM! AND BRING SOME NAILS!"
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 23, 2006 12:58PM
It's pronounced "The hammer of the God of Thunder."
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: January 23, 2006 01:07PM
"Chuck Norris"
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 23, 2006 01:11PM
Seacrest Wrote:
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> "Chuck Norris"

Very, very nice. <golf clap>
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: January 23, 2006 01:11PM
"Roseanne Barr."

Zap.
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: January 23, 2006 01:15PM
My Danish speaking coworker pronounces it "Mee yulnner"




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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 23, 2006 01:19PM
Led Zeppelin?





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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 23, 2006 01:21PM
Gesundheit....







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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 23, 2006 04:29PM
Just say Thor's hammer. . .



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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: January 23, 2006 04:34PM
The godda thunda...
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 23, 2006 04:36PM
Gouda. . .Thundar



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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: January 23, 2006 04:51PM
Kiss?
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 23, 2006 06:30PM
Thundar?








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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: January 23, 2006 09:36PM


[altreligion.about.com]

Mjolnir, or Thor's Hammer, is an ancient Norse symbol, a stylized representation of the legendary magical weapon of the Norse God Thor. "Mjolnir" means "lightning," and symbolized the God's power over Thunder and Lightning. The Hammer Mjolnir was said to always return after it had been thrown.

The Thor's Hammer amulet was worn frequently by believers as a symbol of protection- a practice so popular it continued even after most of the Norse population had converted to Christianity. In modern times, is often used as an emblem of recognition for members of the Asatru faith, or as a symbol of Norse heritage.
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Re: How to correctly pronounce "Mjolnir"?
Posted by: hanssvane
Date: May 02, 2011 10:56AM
Ok People not the best, but I hope it works if you follow this link you will see that below the word in English and Danish you can see a speaker Icon that will show you a good example of the real sound.

[translate.google.com]|da|mjolnir

Hope it helps.

Hans Svane
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