Re: Tolkien - List of his languages
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 4, 2003, 17:27|
Quoting Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>:
> --- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
> > I find it odd that it lumps the Black Speech in
> > with Orkish; they
> > are separate languages. Orkish is full of
> > loanwords from the Black
> > Speech, but nobody but the Nazgûl actually
> > still speaks it by the time of Frodo.
> And presumably the great conlanger himself! I'd
> also bet that some of the cleaner staff up in the
> Tower also use the Black Speech.
From The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F:
"When Sauron rose again, it [=the Black Speech] became once more the language
of Barad-dûr and of the captains of Mordor."
This rather suggests it was in common use among the Mordorian elite in Frodo's