Readability of the trilogy (was: Digest of messages 36.53-36.58 (fwd))
|From:||DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 4, 2000, 9:19|
From: "Patrick Dunn"
> On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote:
> > I'll give this a try, but a question, not having read the trilogy. IsMordor
> > a place name or a person? This affects my translation.
> Place name. A valley in a very geologically unlikely configuration of
Thanks for the tip.
> And it is absolutely and completely required for any conlanger to read the
> trilogy. You needn't like it (I found it more boring than his scholarly
> writings), but you must read it.
Yeah, I know. I thoroughly enjoyed _The Hobbit_ back in junior high and was
all gung ho on reading the trilogy. Then I read the first volume. Oy! It's
been almost twenty years since. Maybe with adult sensibilities...Spinach,
liver and oat bran, and 1000+ pages. Four weeks left of summer -- do I