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Hello, everyone!

I was casually reading and watching some stuff about The Lord Of The Rings, when I stumbled upon the ring poem. There's a line in it that follows: "One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them".

That line raised two questions. The first one being: in "them all", is "all" pronounced immeadiately after "them" or is there a pause?

And the second question is similar to the first one: in "all and", is the "and" pronounced immeadiately after "all" (making it sound a bit like the light l) or is there a pause?

Thanks in advance!

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Q1 - them all is a unified phrase that means all of them. Don't pause before 'all'.

Q2 - Think of the line this way. One ring to do this and to do this. The conjunction 'and' needs a slight pause both before and after it, as it joins two ideas.

Clive

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JoaozinOne ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

I'd read it aloud thus:

One ring
to bring themall ( /ðɛˈmɔl/ )
andinthe darkness ( /ˈændɪnðə/ )
bind them.

CJ