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Linguistic Foolery

By Darth Fingon

Linguistic Foolery answers commonly asked questions about Tolkien's languages.

Articles are listed chronologically by date of publication in the newsletter.


Answers from Old Sources: What Does That Name Mean?

Darth Fingon

Originally featured March 2009.

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Answers from Old Sources: Elven Food

Darth Fingon

Originally featured April 2009.

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Twenty-Two Words You Never Thought Tolkien Would Provide

Darth Fingon

Originally featured May 2009.

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Elven Families and What They Wore

Darth Fingon

Originally featured June 2009.

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Elvish Fanons and Canon Contradictions
(Or, how to get those canatics off your case for stuff you were right about in the first place)

Darth Fingon

Originally featured August 2009.

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Sindarin vs Quenya: RELEVANCE FIGHT!

Darth Fingon

Originally featured September 2009.

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'Sindarin' is a Quenya Word: how the clan names make Elvish more confusing

Darth Fingon

Originally featured October 2009.

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Everday Elves and What They Do

Darth Fingon

Originally featured November 2009.

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Elven Holidays and Festivals: What do we have to work with in the First Age?

Darth Fingon

Originally featured January 2010.

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Not Just the Son of That Guy: Creating Effective Names for Original Characters

Darth Fingon

Originally featured March 2010.

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Fact, Interpretation and the Hard Business of Proof

Darth Fingon

Originally featured October 2010.

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All About Accents

Darth Fingon

Originally featured November 2010.

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Lámatyávë: If you have no idea what that word means, read this article

Darth Fingon

Originally featured February 2011.

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