What phonemes (or even words in Black Speech) could one distinguish in the below video from 1:26 to 1:29, where Sauron allegedly asked Pippin of who he was?

  • Related (from the book): What did Sauron mean when he “talked” to Pippin?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jan 29, 2021 at 18:27
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    INT. EDORAS, SLEEPING QUARTERS - NIGHT. PIPPIN suddenly starts to HYPERVENTILATE . . . He STAGGERS BACKWARDS, PALANTIR held rigidly before him . . .THE GREAT EYE OF SAURON seems to LEAP from the FIRE . . . PIPPIN is bathed in the FIERY RED LIGHT. PIPPIN sinks to his KNEES, his mouth open in a soundless SCREAM ... He FALLS BACKWARDS, powerless to release the FIERY GLOBE. MERRY: Help! Someone help him! GANDALF wakes with a start! Just as ARAGORN enters, and wrenches the PALANTIR from PIPPIN'S HANDS . . . PIPPIN FALLS to the FLOOR! - Nothing in the script of use.
    – Valorum
    Jan 29, 2021 at 22:50

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It sounds like it could be ash nazg thrakatum, which (being similar the third line of the Ring inscription) is perhaps intended to mean something like "Bring me the One Ring".

  • I never said my translation was a literal translation, and it's standard practice to include articles in the target language as appropriate if the source language lacks articles. I only included "One" because Sauron would certainly have that particular ring in mind.
    – chepner
    May 20, 2022 at 14:05

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