The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
|The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth|
|Author||Ruth S. Noel|
|Released||Second edition, May 1980|
The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth is a 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.
Detailed information about the different editions.
- 1974: The Languages of Middle Earth. Baltimore, Md.: Mirage. xxxix, 97 pp., ill. 22 × 13.5 cm. ISBN 0-88358-021-7 (pbk)
- 1980: The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. , 207 pp. 19 cm. ISBN 0-395-29129-1 (hbk); ISBN 0-395-29130-5 (pbk. 18.5 × 11.5 cm.)
- 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".
- Elvish.org - This article lists some of the incorrect and sometimes incomplete texts of the book.