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[forteana] Elvish lives

From:Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>
Date:Saturday, March 6, 2004, 13:33
> > > Last Updated: Thursday, 4 March, 2004, 12:21 GMT > > Do you speak Elf? > By Justin Parkinson > BBC News Online education staff > > It's a hard life being an elf. > As if murderous orcs and magic spells weren't enough to contend with,
> are two languages to learn - loosely based on Welsh and Finnish. > Undeterred by the challenge, a group of schoolboys has volunteered for > lessons in Sindarin, the "conversational" form of Elvish, invented by Lord > of the Rings author JRR Tolkien. > Zainab Thorp, a special needs co-ordinator at Turves Green Boys'
> College in Birmingham, is offering after-hours classes, where pupils
> through vocabulary and verb tables. > She said: "The recent success of the Lord of the Rings films has increased > the interest in learning Elvish. > "The children really enjoy it. It breaks the idea that education should > simply be aimed at getting a job."
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