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Hey, everyone! After noticing the black speak thread, my interest in wanting to hear some kind of elfish was rekindled. Is there some podcast, MP3 or anything where I can listen to someone speaking the language?
There's a pretty good pronunciation guide in the back of the third book. Everything else is just peoples interpretation of the same information.
Why is it that 4chan is either infinitely awesome, infinitely bad, or "lolwut", but never any intermediary level?
I'm not industrious enough to attempt to pronounce it myself. I wanted to go the easy route. Sadly, Youtube is not working today. I live in China, and it's blocked temporarily.
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There are a couple of recordings of JRRT saying stuff, not sure where to obtain such, though - I know the seven volume Millennium Edition of LotR had a CD. There are also the Christopher Lee / Tolkien Ensemble LotR songs and poems but I'm not sure that there is more than a couple of poems in an Elvish tongue (A Elbereth Gilthoniel is, not sure what else.)
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mrbaggins wrote:Everything else is just peoples interpretation of the same information.
Not true at all. Conlanging was a huge portion of Tolkien's life (he once quipped that he created LotR to have a world to put his languages in), and he left volumes of notes, sketches, ideas, etc. What ended up in the published version of LotR is only the beginnings of what there is to know.
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