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'''Old English''' (sometimes called '''Anglo-Saxon''') was the ancestor language of modern Anglish.
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'''Old English''' (sometimes called '''Anglo-Saxon''') was the ancestor language of modern English. It was also the mother language of characters [[Ælfwine]] and [[Eriol]].
  
[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at at Pembroke College from [[1925]] to [[0945]]. He was strongly influenced by Anglo-Saxon literature and used to translate [[Rohirric]], the language of the [[Rohirrim]], into. Old English has a similiar relation to modern English (into which [[Westron]] is translated) as has Rohirric to Westron, and especially the older language as spoken by the [[Hobbits]] in the past.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at at Pembroke College from [[1925]] to [[1945]]. He was strongly influenced by Anglo-Saxon literature such as [[Beowulf]] and favoured especially the Mercian dialect. Tolkien wrote in Anglo-Saxon several texts of his legendarium, which he (fictionally) attributed to Ælfwine.
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For ''[[Lord of the Rings]]'', he used several Anglo-Saxon names and words, which represented [[Rohirric]], the language of the [[Rohirrim]].
  
 
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Revision as of 21:27, 29 January 2009

Old English (sometimes called Anglo-Saxon) was the ancestor language of modern English. It was also the mother language of characters Ælfwine and Eriol.

Tolkien was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at at Pembroke College from 1925 to 1945. He was strongly influenced by Anglo-Saxon literature such as Beowulf and favoured especially the Mercian dialect. Tolkien wrote in Anglo-Saxon several texts of his legendarium, which he (fictionally) attributed to Ælfwine.

For Lord of the Rings, he used several Anglo-Saxon names and words, which represented Rohirric, the language of the Rohirrim.