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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 day. Andreas