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Discussion: J. R. R. Tolkien & Old English

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Learn something about Tolkien & Middle-Earth that you may not know, and about his connection to Old English!

By Leornende Eald Englisċ

We all know of Tolkien, and his works "The Hobbit" & "The Lord of the Rings", even if we haven't read them ourselves.

We all know that he was a skilled Linguist, who had a love for languages, creating new ones, and incorporating old ones into them. He had a love for both Old English and Finnish.

Many know of the influence of OE on the language of the Rohans, and ON (Old Norse) on the Men of the Dales, but in this video, even a Tolkien veteran may learn something new!

ENJOY!

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1 year ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
Jack.Elliot
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I do enjoy your posts

Thank you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HistoryCulture

You are welcome.

If I can be the message to a collection of brilliant resources, I try my best to achieve such a status

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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Thank you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillowSkidmore

I will look at thins first chance I get, as I am a SERIOUS Tolkien nerd.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HistoryCulture

Good. I hope you learn something new from Cefin

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SilentWolf77

sounds cool

1 year ago

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Thanks for the link

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/L.Duke

Has anyone read his biography? It's amazing! Everything he went through (he was small himself, like the Hobbits he so loved) is just amazing. J.R.R. Tolkien was the first author I ever became a fan of and will always remain special to me, no matter how my tastes and likes may change. It's just....incredible. Anyone feel the same?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillowSkidmore

YES!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago