Re: elvish tidbit
|From:||Eruanno the Linguist ( AKA Teorondron ) <eruanno@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 6, 2001, 19:16|
>I was at the Lord of the rings webstie and they had a little section on
>the languages for the movie and they said this
> The dialect and creative language coaches
>have the unusual task in
> the Lord of the Rings of teaching the actors
>the Tolkien's Elvish
> language which has never been spoken before.
>They train the actors
> using phonetics, a one-hundred year-old
>science of writing down
> speech sounds similar to the alphabet we know.
> The language coaches have also created various
>accents for all of the
> characters and began training and rehearsing
>with the actors three
> months before filming began. Both coaches are
>on set standing by
> listening for dialogue and dialect, and also
>supervise any looping or
> dialogue recording that takes place after
>scenes are already shot.
>Now I'm no tolkien expert but I do believe that there is a whole
>community that speaks the elvish languages is there not, just like
>It seems like the actors are the only ones who will ever have that
>special privilege. :)
Interesting you should mention this, for I am part of that community,
although not all of us SPEAK it, we learn the language in writing. But I do
not speak for all of the Elflingers, nor Tolklangers.
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