Required reading for Tolkien fans

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Post by idoron » Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:41 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:The type of Old English that is basically like the language of the Rohirrim then. It's more Germanic than english, isn't it? How on earth could they make you read it like that?
Well, the language of the Rohirrim in the movie is OE. I guess you could say it is more Germanic than English. it is considered English by linguists.

The can make me read it because the class was required to graduate.
Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold;
When woodland halls are green and cool, and wind is in the West

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Post by theHermit » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:03 pm

It's a torture test for English grad students, at least at my college. Old English is very difficult, more so than say Chaucer's Middle English dialect, which I picked up fairly easy. I'd highly recommend Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde to anyone here. The Middle English dialect Chaucer uses is very musical and quite beautiful. Neat story too. Markedly different from Shakespeare's play.

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Post by Losfer Words » Sat May 13, 2006 5:10 pm

Tolkien's poem Goblin Feet.
I remembered hearing it as a kid but never realized it was one of his works.
On a crystal morning I can see the dewdrops falling
Down from a gleaming heaven, I can hear the voices calling
When you comin' home now, son, this world is not for you

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