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A '''Tolkienist''' is someone who studies the work of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]: this usually refers to students of the [[Elvish]] languages.  
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A '''Tolkienist''' is someone who studies the work and [[legendarium]] of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
  
A Tolkienist can also be described as a hard-core fan of Tolkien's work, one who studies the work with the same amount of interest (or more) that others study non-fictional subjects.  
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A Tolkienist can also be described as a hard-core fan of Tolkien's work, one who studies the work with the same amount of interest (or more) that others study non-fictional subjects. Tolkienists can usually be students of the [[Elvish]] languages.  
  
 
There are also other, less widely used terms describing Tolkien fans, such as '''Tolkienites''', '''Tolkienophiles''' or '''Tolkiendili''' (an Anglo-[[Quenya]] compound).  
 
There are also other, less widely used terms describing Tolkien fans, such as '''Tolkienites''', '''Tolkienophiles''' or '''Tolkiendili''' (an Anglo-[[Quenya]] compound).  
  
A very early term which was never widely adopted was '''LotRians'''. As with the term [[Ringers|Ringer]], there is no group consensus on this designation. Many fans prefer the term "Tolkienist" to "Ringer", as it is not limited to ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
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A very early term which was never widely adopted was '''LotRians'''. As with the term [[Ringers|Ringer]], there is no group consensus on this designation. "Ringer" however implies limitation to ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:28, 11 May 2012

A Tolkienist is someone who studies the work and legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien.

A Tolkienist can also be described as a hard-core fan of Tolkien's work, one who studies the work with the same amount of interest (or more) that others study non-fictional subjects. Tolkienists can usually be students of the Elvish languages.

There are also other, less widely used terms describing Tolkien fans, such as Tolkienites, Tolkienophiles or Tolkiendili (an Anglo-Quenya compound).

A very early term which was never widely adopted was LotRians. As with the term Ringer, there is no group consensus on this designation. "Ringer" however implies limitation to The Lord of the Rings.