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Reviews For The Last Exile
This is very well done. I like Celeborn's voice a lot!
I also really loved the part about Celebrian talking about how languages define a people and their attitudes. I was continually shocked when living in Mexico how much vocabulary and how many expressions that I used used in English and could not be translated into Spanish. The attitudes or interests they reflected simply did not exist in the other language.
I also went nuts at times knowing how a Spanish expression was used, but struggling for what it actually meant or how it came into existence--Medieval history of Spain or Arabic was sometimes useful. I read The Silmarillion first after living in Mexico and I was livid with Thingol when I read about his language ban! How dare he! Nevermind that tangent. I could go on all night about that!
So, yes, it is a lovely story and holds a lot of content within a few words and provokes a lot of thought.
I can see Celeborn might well feel so.
And I like that bit about Celebrian learning those languages, especially.