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Oin is a punny guy

Finrod
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Dec 24 2011, 2:24am


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The reason that Oin has the hearing issue is because Guillermo del Toro is a native Spanish speaker, and he’s trying to be funny. The Spanish oyen means “they hear”, from the infinitive oir.

I bet you anything that Guillermo found Oin and oyen too alike to pass up making a multilingual pun with.

…all eyes looked upon the ring; for he held it now aloft, and the green jewels gleamed there that the Noldor had devised in Valinor. For this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured; that was the badge of Finarfin and his house.
The Silmarillion, pp 150-151
while Felagund laughs beneath the trees
in Valinor and comes no more
to this grey world of tears and war.
The Lays of Beleriand, p 311



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Oin is a punny guy Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Dec 24 2011, 2:24am
    You learn something new everyday! Maiarmike Send a private message to Maiarmike Dec 24 2011, 2:27am
    Yes, Del Toro seems to have been a fan of playing on puns in the dwarves' designs... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 24 2011, 2:31am
        Oakenshield titanium_hobbit Send a private message to titanium_hobbit Dec 24 2011, 6:33am
    I wonder if anyone has a problem with Oin's hearing aid redgiraffe Send a private message to redgiraffe Dec 24 2011, 2:47am
        Bifurcation Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Dec 24 2011, 3:09am
        He's not the first dwarf to have an ear trumpet... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Dec 24 2011, 9:12am
    I don't see what's wrong with that Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 24 2011, 3:38am
    Besides, we already established Bofur is the bunny. :D // Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 24 2011, 3:39am
        Anyone Balin88 Send a private message to Balin88 Dec 24 2011, 4:52am
            oh yes! flodwyns Send a private message to flodwyns Dec 24 2011, 12:31pm
            Yep, a complete joke, just like 'The Devil's Backbone'. // Flagg Send a private message to Flagg Dec 24 2011, 2:58pm
    Ori sounds like "Orar" in Spanish, which means "Pray," which would explain his monk-like appearance.// Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Dec 24 2011, 1:23pm
        Oooh, nice find! Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 24 2011, 2:39pm
        Amaizingly corny Dwarven idiosyncracies Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Dec 24 2011, 3:01pm
            Sometimes that's how imagination works Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 24 2011, 3:18pm
    This is very random Niniel Valinor Send a private message to Niniel Valinor Dec 24 2011, 3:02pm
    Kili the Killer Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Dec 24 2011, 4:34pm
        But in Spanish to kill is "matar". Doesn't sound like Kíli. Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 24 2011, 4:57pm
            Pues Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Dec 24 2011, 5:10pm
                Whatever the case Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 24 2011, 6:40pm
    With all these puns I still cannot figure out Nori's Star head... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 25 2011, 12:24am
        It doesn't have to be a direct pun of his name, but Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 25 2011, 1:28am

 
 
 

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