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Re: Bilbo

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 5, 2001, 16:48
En réponse à Fabian <lajzar@...>:

> > That Hobbits name is actually 'Bilba'. Tolkein translated it into > English > 'Bilbo', as otherwise, the ending would suggest to English speakers that > the > character was female. Strange the things that require translation > sometimes. >
Strangely enough, in the French version of LotR, the two Hobbits are respectively called "Bilbon" and "Frodon". Christophe.