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Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on March 04, 2004, 08:58:
 
Well, do you?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3532003.stm
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on March 04, 2004, 09:06:
 
Well my intitials spell elf and I speak. Does that count. [Smile]
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on March 04, 2004, 09:30:
 
I got me teef on the National 'Elf, does that count?
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on March 04, 2004, 11:04:
 
No, but some say I speak perfect Troll.
 
Posted by MTB Babe (Member # 2297) on March 04, 2004, 11:25:
 
Would it help if I ate Lucky Charms? Oh wait, thats a leprechaun [ohwell]
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on March 04, 2004, 13:10:
 
Shouldn't that be Elvish?

I've seen TTT enough times that I'm starting to pick up a few little bits of Elvish. I particularly like Legolas's line during Helms deep (the "we're all going to die" one). It sounds vaguely like " ... dagor nassa dagathya". I just love the sound of the line.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 04, 2004, 13:18:
 
No, I don't speak Elvish, but if any of you geekettes want to learn, I know where you could pick up a little pocket money ...... [Razz]
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on March 04, 2004, 13:33:
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
No, I don't speak Elvish, but if any of you geekettes want to learn, I know where you could pick up a little pocket money ...... [Razz]

I'm not a geekette, but some of my alternate personalities are. Where do I sign up? [Wink]
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 04, 2004, 14:11:
 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
I've seen TTT enough times that I'm starting to pick up a few little bits of Elvish. I particularly like Legolas's line during Helms deep (the "we're all going to die" one). It sounds vaguely like " ... dagor nassa dagathya". I just love the sound of the line.

I'm just glad he had the courtesy to freak out in something only Aragorn could understand. Had he had his little fit in English or Rohhirc there might have been a panic.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 04, 2004, 14:21:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
I've seen TTT enough times that I'm starting to pick up a few little bits of Elvish. I particularly like Legolas's line during Helms deep (the "we're all going to die" one). It sounds vaguely like " ... dagor nassa dagathya". I just love the sound of the line.

I'm just glad he had the courtesy to freak out in something only Aragorn could understand. Had he had his little fit in English or Rohhirc there might have been a panic.
Yes, it annoyed me somewhat when Aragorn switched the conversation into Common. Surely he should have been aware of the importance of maintaining morale, and understood how bad it would look when the 'heroes' started freaking out.
 
Posted by Demosthenes (Member # 530) on March 05, 2004, 00:58:
 
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
Well, do you?

not fluently, but i'm getting close. i have the authorized grammar layout and dictionary of all of tolkien's languages...but i'm sorely disappointed in the movies' lack of roh, the language of the people of rohan. it's my favorite. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by illuminatus (Member # 2187) on March 05, 2004, 05:49:
 
It's not Elf, Elvish, or anything else. It's called Quenya
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 05, 2004, 10:49:
 
Er, actually, most of the Elvish in the movies (and books) is Sindarin. Quenya is the Latin of Middle Earth - written and almost never spoken, used by scholars and almost no one else.
 


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