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Re: Article on Elvish, etc.

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 24, 2001, 8:48
En réponse à J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>:

Congratulations guys!

I wish I was asked to do something like that too one day. Who knows, with the
releasing of the movie LotR in France maybe it will happen (no, Didier Willis
will surely be asked first, he's one of the experts on Elvish tongues in France
:) ). By the way, one week ago I went to the movies and saw the trailer for the
first LotR movie. It begins with a ring moving in all the screen and with
Tengwar appearing inside, while a voice pronounces the well-known words: "One
Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in
the Darkness bind them." (in French :( . I suppose the English version has it in
English, not in Black Speech :) ). I'm wondering if the Tengwar is correct :) .
Anyway the movie looks nice, and when I saw the images I was pleased to see that
the Elves didn't have pointed ears (they seem to have leaf-shaped ears, but it
corresponds to one of the description of Tolkien I read). At least they didn't
mix Tolkien's Elves with fairy tales elves. That's a good point. I don't know
what it says about the movie itself but I will go and watch it for sure.