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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 --


John Cowan <cowan@...>