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Inscriptions on the pillars in Erebor

Earl
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Feb 21 2013, 3:29pm


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So after watching that hi-res video of Joe Letteri talking about the VFX in The Hobbit, I could finally make out the inscriptions on the pillars in Erebor.

See this screengrab.

On the "top row" of the "left face" can be seen the writing "the founda", and I can only assume the sentence continues on the same face of the pillar at its bottom (to read "foundation" or "foundations" I suppose) as it's obvious there's writing along the "bottom row" of the "left face" of that same pillar, the last few that seem to read "ereb" (meaning "Erebor" perhaps).

On the "top row" of the "right face" of the same pillar the inscription reads "hammer".

It looks like there's more writing on the further pillars/walls (at the top of the flight of stairs near the statues), but even at 1080 I think it's impossible to read them.

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Inscriptions on the pillars in Erebor Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 21 2013, 3:29pm
    Darn... Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 21 2013, 4:07pm
        Well, we've only seen but one chamber... Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 22 2013, 6:44am
    Fantastic Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 21 2013, 4:25pm
        Yeah those are hard to read. I wouldn't recommend straining your eyes :) // Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 22 2013, 6:46am
    Cool beans! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 21 2013, 9:24pm
        I too noticed them immediately in the theatre :) Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 22 2013, 6:47am
    as awesomely geeky as this all is, I'm once again going to state why I'm hugely dissapointed in the use of runes in the Hobbit so far: Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Feb 22 2013, 1:23am
        For me, this is possibly on a par with the design and role of Azog in the film... actually scratch that, it is worse. Yes, you now think I'm bonkers :P // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Feb 22 2013, 1:26am
        Oh, I did not know the difference Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 22 2013, 6:50am
            haha, yep, there's a difference alright! Here's what those runes say in Cirth Erebor: Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Feb 22 2013, 8:47am
                Well, don't get too worked up over it yet... Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 22 2013, 9:21am
                    The answer is likely simple. arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 22 2013, 12:26pm
            Bomby has his Key in his hands... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 22 2013, 8:53am
                I think they spell out Durin's Heir. / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 22 2013, 8:56am
                The inscription reads "DURIN HEIR" :) // Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 22 2013, 9:06am
                    Sorry Earl..Bomby was Busy looking in the appendix?// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 22 2013, 9:17am
                Bomby's Key to Erebor... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 22 2013, 9:10am
        Interesting. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 22 2013, 11:13am
            Yes! I did notice this, but I thought nothing of it. I simply assumed they had made an error! Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Feb 24 2013, 1:40pm
                Actually, no, I was wrong... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 24 2013, 11:48pm
                    ok, well that is more comfortable. . . but yeah, I just simply don't find it reasonable though ;) // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Feb 25 2013, 12:15pm
            Great sleuthing, NZS! (and thanks, Ro!)// Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 24 2013, 7:34pm
        I'm a bit disappointed, too Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 22 2013, 12:54pm
    I love that they've used the Runes which Tolkien used in The Hobbit. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 24 2013, 7:25pm

 
 
 

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