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Books about Tolkien's invented languages

The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth

The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth

by Ruth S. Noel

- an introduction to all the languages invented by J.R.R. Tolkien and spoken in Middle-Earth. Includes a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-Elvish glossary, details of the runes and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.

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An Introduction to Elvish

An Introduction to Elvish, Other Tongues, Proper Names and Writing Systems of the Third Age of the Western Lands of Middle-Earth as Set Forth in the Published Writings of Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

by Jim Allan

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The World of the Rings: Language, Religion, and Adventure in Tolkien

The World of the Rings: Language, Religion, and Adventure in Tolkien

by Jared Lobdell

- a detailed exploration of The Lord of the Rings, which examines Tolkien's methods and worldview by following the thread of three influences: the science of philology, Roman Catholic theology, and the Edwardian adventure story. The author explores the Christian/Catholic underpinnings of the Rings series, with emphasis on the question of whether the books are set before the Fall of Man.

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A Gateway To Sindarin

A Gateway To Sindarin: A Grammar of an Elvish Language from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

by David Salo

- covers the grammar, morphology and history of Sindarin. Also includes a vocabulary, Sindarin names, a glossary of terms, and an annotated list of works relevant to Sindarin.

David Salo is a doctoral candidate in linguistics at the University of Wisconsin. He was the primary linguistic consultant to film director Peter Jackson for the Lord of the Rings movie series.

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Basic Quenya: Quenya language lessons, with Elvish-English vocabulary

by Nancy Martsch

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Information about Tolkien's alphabets

Cirth, Sarati and Tengwar

Tolkien's books in various languages

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