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Games linguists play

Elizabeth
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Sep 12 2013, 2:27am


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Given his background, I think all the stuff about the translations and alternative spellings meant a lot to Tolkien. I have to confess it doesn't do as much for me. Citing alternative names, etc., in the text of LotR adds a degree of depth and context for me, but I'm not going anywhere near the language appendices!

Taking the concept metafiction to the extent of worrying about whether the translation is "accurate" or the narrator is lying is a step too far. I really don't see the point.







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Tolkien and Metafictinon Bombadil21 Send a private message to Bombadil21 Sep 9 2013, 12:54pm
    An interesting approach Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Sep 9 2013, 2:37pm
    Hmm- if you accept the meta fiction idea does it help explain anything which is difficult to explain otherwise? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 9 2013, 8:39pm
        Yeah, to me it seems to make things more disjointed and confusing. // CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 9 2013, 8:53pm
            Yes... it's an interesting idea, but..... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Sep 9 2013, 9:18pm
    Contrast Equals Interest squire Send a private message to squire Sep 10 2013, 3:40am
    Mixed thoughts Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Sep 10 2013, 8:42am
        That's great Fredeghar.. elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Sep 10 2013, 5:48pm
            You did say it coherently. But in Quenya. // CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 10 2013, 5:49pm
                ? Quenya elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Sep 10 2013, 5:55pm
    I wish I could stop thinking... noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Sep 10 2013, 4:28pm
    How much can we trust the narrator then? Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Sep 11 2013, 2:57pm
    Froda Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Sep 11 2013, 4:37pm
        Games linguists play Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 12 2013, 2:27am
    Speculating . . . brennanspeaks Send a private message to brennanspeaks Sep 14 2013, 3:32am
        Mae govannen Brennanspeaks elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Sep 15 2013, 7:57am
        Fun speculation CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 15 2013, 2:09pm

 
 
 

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