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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JMarando

For those who enjoy J.R.R Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings"...

We've been shown that franchises such as Star Trek can earn a language course here on duolingo. I myself am a fan of J.R.R Tolkien's classics and cannot help but think of the diverse languages and cultures in the books. Tolkien went through a lot of trouble explaining the languages of the different races in the appendecies of the books, so I believe a language course for elvish would not be asking too much. Thanks to everyone who puts so much effort into contributing to all the different languages here, and shout out to everyone who agrees with me. And yes, I know I'm a nerd! Thnx!

August 1, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

We already have the language on which Tolkien based Sindarin. Learn that while you wait. :)

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Sadly we still do not have a course in the language upon which Tolkien based Quenya, however. This inconsistency really needs to be put right...

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

ALFMQ!

I think that works.

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

That would be awesome! After having a High Valyrian course here, it would be very nice to have other invented languages like Elvish or Klingon, but, I believe that will take a long time, cause I don't know if there are fluent speakers. Cause if J.R.R. Tolkien created those languages, and nobody else knows it, then there would not be any speakers alive.

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hanspersson

The Klingon course is in progress, at least.

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

And the High Valyrian course is here, so that's a good start.

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward
August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-.Edwin.-

Tolkien was a philologist and university professor of Literature and English. I know that he created his wonderful universe language writings, but in that time, there was not adaptations into cinema or TV from his works. Thus, a course of Middle-Earth languages necessarily would have Tolkien's writings and someone else's sounds and pronunciation elements.

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/underwood.jones

To be fair, the Northmen of Rhovanion spoke Gothic (or at least a language based off of it). Tolkien was very well educated in the Gothic language and used it for placenames and people names in Rhovanion just as he used Anglo-Saxon for Rhohirric, the language or Rohan.

A language he developed called "Taliska" is also said to have been based, at least grammatically, off of Gothic. Tolkien also wrote a poem called Bagmē Blōma, which showcases his amazing skill not only in the language but also in poetry in general.

So for what it's worth, if Gothic is added, as I very much hope it will be someday (and I would love to develop it with my academic peeps!), it will, by default be adding a (very, very obscure) Tolkien language too! ;)

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristoBennett

Orcish is where its at.

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scoutk

That would be really cool! You should look into that.

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JMarando

Thanks for responding so quickly! I'll definitly look into it!

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Avian

Fun, fun, fun! I'm a huge fan as well. I've read the books god knows how many times. That would be very cool if 'Lingo could do that.

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anomalousjack

I have one word to say to you, elf: DWARVISH!!!

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JMarando

Auta miqula orqu, Naugrim!

(Go kiss an orc, dwarf!) :P

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anomalousjack

As there are no dwarvish females, apparently (...ha!), many of us often do resort to such things. And it's better than getting your face stuck to Arwen Evenstar's slug-like lips, that's for sure :*

August 3, 2017
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