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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]].
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'''Old English''' (sometimes called '''Anglo-Saxon''', though [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] disliked the term) 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 [[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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==History==
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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 Old English literature such as [[Beowulf]] and favoured especially the Mercian dialect. Tolkien wrote in Old English 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]].
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==Rohirric==
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For ''[[Lord of the Rings]]'', Tolkien used several Anglo-Saxon names and words, which represented [[Rohirric]], the language of the [[Rohirrim]].
  
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Revision as of 21:41, 29 January 2009

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

History

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

Rohirric

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

References