Tolkien Gateway

Tolkien Gateway is 10 years old. Sign up today to edit TG and help us grow for years to come.

Tolkienists

Revision as of 19:17, 29 December 2008 by Sage (Talk | contribs)

A Tolkienist is someone who studies the work of J.R.R. Tolkien: this usually refers to students of the Elvish languages.

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. Many fans prefer this term, as it is not limited to The Lord of the Rings. As with the term Ringer, there is no group consensus on this designation.

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.