Elvish language

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TomBombadillo
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Elvish language

Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hiya Arwen! :) (let's just say I'm trying to be nice which is not very easy with a heck of a hangover and a lot on your mind, but I'm doing my best... :D )

Tolkien did invent all the languages used in his book, except the English. (:D)
I wonder how he managed to invent them all, and be logical still the same. Guess he must have been both a genious and a madman. (Plastic's favourite topic, btw) :D
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lady_arwen
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

ya, that or he had way to much time on his hands! (kidding, of course. i think hes a genius for doing that!) so had a late night out did we tommy boy?? :D

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grondmaster
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

That's Tommy Girl or Tommy Lady, even, Lady Arwen. :)
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Boring
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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

didn't tolkien write the stuff just to make and build the languages?

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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Right as always Mr. Boring. The following is from Tolkien's Foreward (I got it right this time Tommy) to LOTR.
This tale ... was primarily linguist in inspiration and was begun in order to provide the necessary background of 'history' for Elvish tongues.
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Ungoliant
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Back to Tommy's earlier comment:
Tolkien did invent all the languages used in his book, except the English.

True, but al least he has been credited in Oxford dictionary anyway for the invention of the word 'hobbit'.

I also remember reading somewhere that that around the time Tolkien wrote LotR, the acceptable plural forms of 'dwarf' was 'dwarfs' and not 'dwarves' - Tolkien bitched about that somewhere I think. But now, both 'dwarfs' and 'dwarves' are acceptable.

Ungoliant
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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

A dwarf dElfs deep? And woke the Balrog from his sleep?

You've got me started now...:D

[Edited on 25/1/2002 by Ungoliant]

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TomBombadillo
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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Lol. :D
Tommy Girl is ok, ta Grondy. :)
Is the word hobbit actually in the Oxford dictionary. That would be a good one. :)
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Ungoliant
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Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Yeah it's in Oxford dic. Dunno if it's in Websters too, although I don't see why not.

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TomBombadillo
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Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Woohoo! Tolkien rules! Must tell that to my English teacher! :)
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