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'''The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth''' is a book on all of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s invented languages, spoken by [[Hobbits]], [[Elves]], and [[Men]] of [[Middle-earth]] -- a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-[[Elvish]] glossary, all the [[Runes]] and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.
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'''The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth''' is a book by [[Ruth S. Noel]] studying Tolkien's languages. The book is heavily outdated, being published before ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' and ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'', and even contained errors in the material that already was available at the time.
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== From the Publisher ==
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This is the book on all of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s invented languages, spoken by [[Hobbits]], [[Elves]], and [[Men]] of [[Middle-earth]] -- a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-[[Elvish]] glossary, all the [[Runes]] and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.
  
 
==Editions==
 
==Editions==
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*[[1980]]: ''The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth''. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. [10], 207 pp. 19 cm. ISBN 0-395-29129-1 (hbk); ISBN 0-395-29130-5 (pbk. 18.5 × 11.5 cm.)
 
*[[1980]]: ''The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth''. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. [10], 207 pp. 19 cm. ISBN 0-395-29129-1 (hbk); ISBN 0-395-29130-5 (pbk. 18.5 × 11.5 cm.)
 
==Inaccuracies==
 
* [[Arathorn II|Arathorn]] is listed as meaning "Lord of All Trees" when according to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] in [[Letter 347]] it is derived from [[thorono]] for "eagle" which makes it "Royal Eagle".
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.elvish.org/articles/LRH.html Elvish.org] - This article lists some of the incorrect and sometimes incomplete texts of the book.
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* [http://www.elvish.org/articles/LRH.html Ruth S. Noel's ''The Languages of Tolkien's Middle Earth''] at [http://www.elvish.org Elvish.org] (list of errors)
  
 
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The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
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AuthorRuth S. Noel
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
ReleasedSecond edition, May 1980
FormatPaperback
Pages224
ISBN0395291305

The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth is a book by Ruth S. Noel studying Tolkien's languages. The book is heavily outdated, being published before The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth, and even contained errors in the material that already was available at the time.

Contents

From the Publisher

This is the book on all of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by Hobbits, Elves, and Men of Middle-earth -- a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-Elvish glossary, all the Runes and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.

Editions

Detailed information about the different editions.[1]

  • 1974: The Languages of Middle Earth. Baltimore, Md.: Mirage. xxxix, 97 pp., ill. 22 × 13.5 cm. ISBN 0-88358-021-7 (pbk)

External links

References

  1. Bertenstam, Åke: A Chronological Bibliography of Books About Tolkien