Company of the Ring
November 26, 2000

Dialects and Languages of Middle Earth
Staff Reporter

We are the two Dialect and Creative Language Coaches on the LotR film trilogy. We know that hundreds of fans are anxious when they hear rumours about the ways the various characters speak in the films. We hope the following notes will reassure them.


Bilbo and Frodo will speak their dialogue using "Received Pronunciation" (or RP as it is commonly known) which is a non-regional accent of Standard English.
The actor playing Pippin will not be heard on-screen using his native Glasgow accent. Merry and Sam will speak with an accent from South West England without any other influences. No character will sound as if they come from a city in the modern world.

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