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  • That would make sense. After all Tolkien only wrote the books so that he would have a back drop to play with inventing languages. If he hadn't felt that languages need a complete history, culture and environment to be real, there would be no LOTR.

    kellan
    • Personally I wish Tolkien had kept his languages to himself -- from what I've seen of them, they're about as exciting as tap water. They all look like Tokharian on the skids.

      There were grammars of actually interesting languages (like Native American languages) back then, but apparently it would have been too excitingly unwhite for Tolkien to have people speak anything of that sort in his (t)wee Shire.

      As to Tolkien in translation: I think it would improve him greatly.

      • You are such an idiot TorgoX!!! I respect the fact that you think that Tolkien should have kept his languages to himself. But just to let you know, he based some of his languages on latin! Latin... ok! Yah I guess you're to worried about others being "too excitingly unwhite" to even notice that Latin is spoken by south americans!!! Little reminder: USUALLY NOT WHITE!!! *OMG! idiots like you bug the hell out of me*