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 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 The book is heavily outdated, being published before The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth, and even contained errors in the material that already was available at the time.
From the Publisher
This is the book on all of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by Hobbits, Elves, and Men of Middle-earth -- a dictionary 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.)
- Ruth S. Noel's The Languages of Tolkien's Middle Earth at Elvish.org (list of errors)