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CHAT: Tolkienian conlangs in the movie [was Re: CHAT: Best/Worst/Missing Scenes in LotR]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Saturday, December 22, 2001, 0:07
Quoting Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>:

> I'd like to hear other opinions on scenes that were missed, hated or > loved... anyone?
I was rather impressed at how many lines of Tolkien's conlangs they managed to fit into the movie -- it musta been at least 15 or so. I'm no expert at them; were they using Quenya, or Sindarin? One thing I noticed was that they got the illocutionary effect of using the Elvish tongues just right: to bring home your point emotionally to the person you're addressing (an Elf). Westron (English) was used just to communicate information; Sindarin/Quenya was used to convince. ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers


John Cowan <cowan@...>