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thatwordgrrl @ 09:09 am: On the eleventh day of Tolkien, my true love gave to me...
Oh, author. Unless your linguistics paper is about Tolkien, I am rather certain you did not include "elven languages" in your study.

Besides, shouldn't the proper adjective be "elvish"? #tolkiengrammarwars

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From:marag
Date:November 14th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
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::sporfle::

I think you're right about elvish being correct ;)
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From:desperance
Date:November 14th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
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...except that it is of course more complicated than that. Tolkien tends to use Elvish for the group of languages, but Quenya is otherwise known as High-Elven, while Sindarin is Grey-Elven. And Elrond, of course, is Half-Elven. Most of the time I'm fairly sure that he did have a system, and a reason for it...
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From:barbarienne
Date:November 14th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
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At the very least, we have the textual evidence of Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky.
From:thatwordgrrl
Date:November 15th, 2012 12:52 am (UTC)
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YAY!!! Tolkien Grammar Wars!!! :D
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From:sylviamcivers
Date:November 14th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
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you can study elvish on line at http://masterman535.hubpages.com/hub/Learn-to-Speak-Elvish, among other places.

No doubt they have a directory of people to whom you may speak your newly learned language.
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From:desperance
Date:November 15th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
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I wonder if more people speak Elvish - or (rather more likely) Klingon - than Esperanto? Yet?
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