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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Reading Room: We don't hear the Balrog talk either.: Edit Log


Feb 21 2020, 8:37pm

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We don't hear the Balrog talk either.

I think it would need to be assumed that Sauron could talk. He did invent the Black Speech.

He also has lines of dialogue in the story of Beren and Luthien, although this could be considered a different manifestation of him.

Plus he acted as advisor for Ar-Pharazon.

The only way I guess he could not speak is if his physical form at the time of LotR:s would not allow him to form his mouth or tongue the right way, and that seems unlikely.

It is interesting that Saruman is a Necromancer though. Practicing the arts of trying to communicate with and deceive the dead. So he would likely be no stranger to communicating with just the mind.

And he was a frequent user of the Palantir.

(This post was edited by InTheChair on Feb 21 2020, 8:38pm)

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Post edited by InTheChair (Lorien) on Feb 21 2020, 8:38pm

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