CHAT: Tolkienian conlangs in the movie [was Re: CHAT:Best/Worst/Missing Scenes in LotR]
|From:||Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 24, 2001, 17:56|
>> Gandalf said a barely audible phrase in Quenya when he was trying to
>> open the doors of Moria
Aquamarine Demon wrote:
> Well, from what I've heard from all of you Tolkien experts
> (or at least more so thatn me), the fact that he spoke Quenya
> to open the door, that he would say something in Quenya...
"A verb, Senator, we need a verb!"
> I think he said the word for friend... I have no idea what language
> that was, but from what I remember the same word that opens the door
> in the book is the same one that opens it in the movie... and that
> word wasn't unclear in the movie...
True. But in book and film, he tried a lot of other phrases first.
Anton Sherwood -- http://www.ogre.nu/