: Erm, I'm just rather curious, as a person who might
: potentially go into college as a linguistics major,
As am I!
: and all--oh, and hi, by the way, I know it's been
: months once again since the last time I posted here,
: and whatnot, not to mention happy belated Halloween,
: Thanksgiving, Non-Denomenational Winter Holiday, and
: Georgian-Calender New Year,
: oh, and whatever other
: rubbish I might have missed, to all of you, while I'm
: here--, does anybody happen to know of a good,
: preferably inexpensive, hard or electronic guide to
: Tolkien's various languages?
I know it as well as Lord of the Rings itself!
: I've learned German,
Toll, Freund! Wir mόssen denn manchmal sprechen (und Altenglish studieren, weil es ganz wie Deutsch ist). Wie findest du die andere Dialekte, die in Deutschland sind? Nie kann mann sie verstehen, aber Bayrish is meine Lieblingsakzent. Aber noch kann ich sie gar nicht sprechen. Mir ist sie zu schnell.
Ah, ni3 hao3?
: am currently in the process of teaching
: myself Japanese
An excellent choice; I intend to return to it after Hebrew.
: and Cantonese, not to mention being in
: the process of creating my own language,
Good god, you too!? How incredible! Best of luck to you with it!
: and will
: likely soon give Sanskrit a go,
A beautiful language.
: or maybe Icelandic,
Wow, now there's one I've never thought about. Tell me what it's like! I'm betting it's somewhere between German and Old English.
: and I find it irritating that I have been thus far
: unable to locate any grammars or dictionaries
: concerning any of Tolkien's tongues.
You need to search harder! I particularly recommend the Quenya course at Ardalambion.
: I'd go further
: with the alliteration there, but I don't really have
: the time, quite unfortunately.
It made it easier to read, actually.
: At any rate, it you can
: manage to decipher the irritatingly indecipherable
: jibberish that precedes the no less confounding crap
: that is currently definitely--well, most probably, at
: any rate-- being read by you, or perhaps by someone
: else to whose thoughts you are psychically (that looks
: wrong in Courier, but I'm too lazy to check...), or
: otherwise, connected, than please do respond, thx.
: Post Scriptum
Amabo te, dica mihi Latina sapes.
: Just when you think I've finally gone and
: kicked the bucket, and that you can finally rest in
: peace, I come back! It's annoying! Isn't it?
Only to those with post-traumatic stress syndrome.