<br /><br /> <br /><br />It's not that hard. Just read the book about 3 times and watch the movie occasionally and you will start speaking it in no time at all. It should come easy seeing as how it really is just English, with a bit of Russian, Spanish, Cockney, and who knows what else thrown in.But someday I might try to learn "Clockwork Orange"-english, for kicks.
<br /><br />My magnum opus, alluded to somewhere else in the vast fields of textkit conversations, is Vaior. Here's a very small bit of Aesop:<br /><br /><br />hey William, you said that you create languages. Would you mind sharing with us what kind of languages you create? I tried to (influenced by Tolkien by the way) create a language but I sucked and eventually gave up (my picture is actually of the writing system for the world I created).<br />
<br /><br />So, there is a clear debt to Tolkien in terms of phonesthetics. I once described the language as being like Esperanto invented by speaker of Classical Greek who lived among the Inuit and thought Quenya sounded nice. <br /><br />Someone who knows classical Greek will see many familiar things in the grammar: several verb moods, postpositive particles, a love of participle phrases. Other things will come as shock, mostly in terms of word construction and derivation, but it reflects a great deal of Greek.<br /><br />Once I decided to devote myself more seriously to Greek, Vaior development slowed down. One friend of mine is a little irritated about this, since he thinks the word-building capabilites of Vaior are cool.<br /><br />I'll be sticking with Greek, I think, for the forseeable future.<br />Sersi siothatiesse coldauai vam dúelte oceninauaith túirru saivalalle. Cervi unchineran ocaith evarai na enneraste, "tuerho va, tíar aitothir ach pitothir thiuhen lu vatauo sir iell saivalall fidalle." Ravothir evarai nir, "rafcenaith min saivalan, sihaunai uri sa. Haudeiai ta mir saivalall haspitalle, taul imsauo mir." <br />
1%homeless wrote:Is there a book or article that elaborates more about his language creation process/technique and his linguistic influences on his main fictional languages?
I think it was one of those compilations of notes by his son.
benissimus wrote:I have the book, it is "The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth", by Ruth S. Noel, and it is quite interesting.
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