What's the spelling?

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Aulë
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Well as Amarië says....I do that to! I say Tolkyen when I say it in swedish....but when I speak english I always say Tolkeen!
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hmmm...I've always said Tolkeen...never with an "y"

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Amarië
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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Been thinking about this now. If I say it while speaking English (or saying his whole name) I would say Tolkeen, even before I read it here, but it is Tolkyen if you say it the scandinavian way (and the elvish way as well). ;)
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rednell
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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Welcome to PT Bombadil!
One of the areas we cover in our J R R Tolkien Biography is the origin of the name 'Tolkien'. Hopefully this link will work, if not, just click on [u] Biography[/u] on the nav bar on the left. The origin of the name is the last segment of the biography. I hope this is of some help.

http://www.planet-tolkien.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&arpostThreadID=56&page=1nn[Edited on 4/5/2003 by Rednell]

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Aulë
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hi and welcome to PT Bombadil!! I hope you will enjoy this magnificient website as much as I do!

Tolkien is the correct name....it comes from Germany....a german name!:D I may be incorrect but I am quite sure it is like this!
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Peredhil
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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hi and welcome to PT Bombadil. :wavehello: Tolkien is definitely correct, but I always believed it was of Scandinavian origin, although Aulë will know more about that than I.
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Aulë
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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

yes and you don´t pronounce it Tolkyen but Tolkeen!
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You'll see its all a show, people laughin as you go

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Airecristiel
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Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

yes and you don´t pronounce it Tolkyen but Tolkeen!


WHAT? You don't!! You pronounce it Tolkyen!!
It's just you Malmö-people that has a weird accent... *mumbles and grumbles something unhearable about Malmö-people and their strange ideas*
;) nn[Edited on 4/5/2003 by Airecristiel]
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Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Tolkien is a German name. It's oldest form I believe was Tolkuhn (with those two little dots above the 'u', I can't make those on my computer). This later became Tolkienhn, which then became Tolkien.

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