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21-12-2012, 09:08 AM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(21-12-2012 07:51 AM)morondog Wrote:  You guys should prefer this one then:
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Ah, phew!

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25-12-2012, 07:13 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
I've been learning a little bit about the Georgian Alphabet, I must say, I find the script quite beautiful. I wonder if Tolkien gained any inspiration for the elvish alphabet from this system?

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25-12-2012, 07:17 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
That anything is for gain in life.

And that people hold the right to do anything to others, if it serves one's purpose.
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25-12-2012, 07:44 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
Today I learned that toads are frogs. Both fall in the same order "Anura" in the species of amphibians.

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26-12-2012, 04:30 PM (This post was last modified: 30-12-2012 04:14 AM by Misanthropik.)
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
Today I learned that Converse All-Stars are NOT snow shoes.
(You go to hell, Winter! You go to hell and you die!)

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29-12-2012, 02:22 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(25-12-2012 07:13 PM)Near Wrote:  I've been learning a little bit about the Georgian Alphabet, I must say, I find the script quite beautiful. I wonder if Tolkien gained any inspiration for the elvish alphabet from this system?

Good observation. You're not the first to notice the similarity. For example:

"As a linguist I’ve always been impressed by the detail of his Elvish dialects with the beautiful Tengwar alphabet (resembling a mishmash of several Eastern alphabets such as Sanskrit and Georgian with vowel diacritics and a complete grammar (from what I understand Quenya and Sindarin were heavily influenced by his knowledge of Welsh)."

http://www.mezzoguild.com/2011/12/23/the...en-elvish/

I don't know, however, whether there's definitive evidence that Tolkien knew Georgian or was influenced by it.

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29-12-2012, 02:25 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
I'm learning to appreciate the complexity of jazz, particularly Miles Davis.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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29-12-2012, 02:26 PM
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Elvish language is supposedly based off Finnish IIRC, dunno 'bout the script though.

There's a really good book available - wish I could remember the title - all about how Tolkein wrote LoTR, and the languages he drew on etc.
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29-12-2012, 02:44 PM
What Did You Learn Today?
(29-12-2012 02:26 PM)morondog Wrote:  Elvish language is supposedly based off Finnish IIRC, dunno 'bout the script though.

There's a really good book available - wish I could remember the title - all about how Tolkein wrote LoTR, and the languages he drew on etc.

Yeah, it was called Lord of the Fonts.

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29-12-2012, 02:52 PM
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Have you read the one about frosting? Lord of the Fondants. Tongue

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