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Tolkien and Wales

Post by chris63 on Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:14 am

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Re: Tolkien and Wales

Post by Eldorion on Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:21 am

Tolkien definitely enjoyed the Welsh language, and largely based Sindarin on that language, but I'm not entirely sure what the blurb means when it says "Tolkien's love of Wales and Welsh is inseparable from his love of, and sense of belonging to, England". I can't help but wonder if the blurb was written by some American who doesn't know that England and Wales are distinct parts of the UK. Question
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Re: Tolkien and Wales

Post by Mirabella on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:23 am

Eldorion wrote:Tolkien definitely enjoyed the Welsh language, and largely based Sindarin on that language, but I'm not entirely sure what the blurb means when it says "Tolkien's love of Wales and Welsh is inseparable from his love of, and sense of belonging to, England". I can't help but wonder if the blurb was written by some American who doesn't know that England and Wales are distinct parts of the UK. Question

Tolkien would not be surprised with that American blurb. All sorts of silly things in regard to him and his works were (and are) "kindled" there. Very Happy
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Re: Tolkien and Wales

Post by Ally on Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:45 pm

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Re: Tolkien and Wales

Post by Wisey Banks on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:24 am

Tolkien and Whales,
Tolkien and Whales,
Hobbits and Goblins,
Boggarts and snails!

What's this? What's that?
What's this? What's that?
Channeling gone mad?
Or a Cat in a Hat?

Hey what? Hey what?
Hey what? Hey what?
This is all I have,
This is all I've got.


T.S. Elliot. Discarded excerpt from his "Cats" folio.

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Re: Tolkien and Wales

Post by Mirabella on Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:49 am

I like whales too.

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Re: Tolkien and Wales

Post by Eldorion on Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:57 am

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Re: Tolkien and Wales

Post by Elthir on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:23 pm

God bless you Eldorion.

For myself, I can sneeze in French. I should try one in Welsh though.

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Re: Tolkien and Wales

Post by Mirabella on Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:54 pm

Oh you guys... Very Happy 

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