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Forum: The Books 09-11-2004, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Falagar
Well, Tolkien used Old English as a stand-in for...

Well, Tolkien used Old English as a stand-in for 'real' Rohirric in the books, and we have very few genuine Rohirric-words. :)

Regarding Nellas; I would think it's Doriathrin, a diaect of Sindarin...
Forum: The Books 09-10-2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By Falagar
Actually, -wen is used in both languages. :) If...

Actually, -wen is used in both languages. :) If an Elvish name starts with a 'g', a 'd' or a 'b' the name is pretty much guarantied Sindarin, as it is if 'g' appears without a 'n' in front, if a 'd'...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2004, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Falagar
Here I, at least, disagree heavily. It does not...

Here I, at least, disagree heavily. It does not twist the words Tolkien wrote, it is trying to make some light fun out of his work. It is not, in any way, changing anything Tolkien wrote - merely...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Falagar
Though very similar, Arwen actually means 'noble...

Though very similar, Arwen actually means 'noble maiden'. ;)
Forum: The Books 03-02-2004, 04:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,811
Posted By Falagar
I believe you've forgotten Gorthol. Most of...

I believe you've forgotten Gorthol.

Most of these names show different sides of Aragorn's personality: Estel, the name given by a mother to a son she hoped would accomplish great feets; Strider,...
Forum: The Books 02-21-2004, 08:18 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Falagar
Just a quick comment, I believe I lack much of...

Just a quick comment, I believe I lack much of experience with fantasy (I have however read HIM and am very fond of them) and literature compared to most of you so I don't have much authority on the...
Forum: The Books 02-20-2004, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,339
Posted By Falagar
Since no attack on Imladris is mentioned anywhere...

Since no attack on Imladris is mentioned anywhere (and the attacks on Lrien, Dale and Erebor are) I don't believe there was any. Sauron probably thought he had everything under control, the attack...
Forum: The Books 02-08-2004, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,711
Posted By Falagar
Sting To finish the quote: (my epmhasis) And...

To finish the quote:

(my epmhasis)
And also the rest of the text implies that Morgoth had used so much of his powers in marring Arda that Sauron was greater than him at Sauron's height.

Not...
Forum: The Books 02-08-2004, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,711
Posted By Falagar
Sting It all comes down to how one defines powerful,...

It all comes down to how one defines powerful, and which point in time we're speaking of. Physical strenght? Excluding the First Age (which would require much more thinking than I am capable of at...
Forum: The Books 01-17-2004, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,282
Posted By Falagar
Sting Gandalf mentiones the reason for not going that...

Gandalf mentiones the reason for not going that way in Fotr:

"Their purpose was to hold their course west of the Mountains for many miles and days. The country was much rougher and more barren...
Forum: The Books 01-13-2004, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,964
Posted By Falagar
Sting The grief for his father, whom he loved more than...

The grief for his father, whom he loved more than anyone else ever have.

<font size=1 color=339966>[ 1:51 PM January 13, 2004: Message edited by: Falagar ]
Forum: The Books 01-12-2004, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Falagar
Sting And lies. And grief.

And lies. And grief.
Forum: The Books 01-11-2004, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,035
Posted By Falagar
Sting Well, we could probably just rule it out as an...

Well, we could probably just rule it out as an error, but where's the fun in that? smilies/wink.gif

Perhaps Saruman, in his rashness, forgot about Narya? Gandalf may have concentrated on keeping...
Forum: The Books 01-10-2004, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,964
Posted By Falagar
Sting No, but mostly because we don't get to know much...

No, but mostly because we don't get to know much of how he felt. "Boring" was perhaps not the right word, "not as interesting" fits better. He doesn't do much, and is the typical good guy: always...
Forum: The Books 01-10-2004, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,964
Posted By Falagar
Sting I don't believe Finarfin was a wimp, although I'm...

I don't believe Finarfin was a wimp, although I'm a big fan of Fanor. What I've always held against Finarfin is that he is a boring character. A wise one perhaps, but a boring one nontheless.

And...
Forum: The Books 01-06-2004, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By Falagar
Sting The jewels wasn't the only reason (and not the...

The jewels wasn't the only reason (and not the most important, IMO). Among other we have the murder of their king, Finw, the unrest among them (caused by Melkor's lies) and the wish to see...
Forum: The Books 01-06-2004, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,919
Posted By Falagar
Sting Also, he made the bridge of Khazad-dm crumble,...

Also, he made the bridge of Khazad-dm crumble, he fought the Nazgls at Weathertop (with lightning?), put fire to the tree behind them when the Fellowship was attacked by wolves, if I remember...
Forum: The Books 01-03-2004, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,527
Posted By Falagar
Sting Same here. Some time since I last read it now...

Same here. Some time since I last read it now though.
Forum: The Books 01-03-2004, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By Falagar
Sting They are going to Valinor, the blessed Realm,...

They are going to Valinor, the blessed Realm, where the Valar ("gods", "arch-angels", "protectors" or "rulers" of Middle-earth) and the Elves of the light (like Elrond and Galadriel, who came from...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2004, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,793
Posted By Falagar
Sting It is now long since I read that part (re-reading...

It is now long since I read that part (re-reading LotR at the moment, but am currently in Lothlrien), I don't think I ever thought of it when I last read it.

However, when you mentioned it I also...
Forum: The Books 12-31-2003, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,646
Posted By Falagar
Sting You need more than height to ride a horse, and as...

You need more than height to ride a horse, and as said above it may be that they hadn't grown tall enough yet (it probably took some time)
Forum: The Books 12-31-2003, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,646
Posted By Falagar
Sting Perhaps the entdraught hadn't finished it's work...

Perhaps the entdraught hadn't finished it's work yet (and they took another draught at the end of RotK, if I remember correctly).

And of course it's a matter of skill as well...
Forum: The Books 12-06-2003, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By Falagar
Sting I think it is mentioned somewhere in RotK (though...

I think it is mentioned somewhere in RotK (though it's a long time since I read it) that the attack on Minas Tirith was just to test it's strenght, not really to conqure it.
Forum: The Books 11-02-2003, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By Falagar
Sting True, but I thought he left because he knew that...

True, but I thought he left because he knew that he didn't have any support? When he asked for followers, only a few volunteerd. I don't think he would have been able to force his people to help him....
Forum: The Books 11-01-2003, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By Falagar
Sting It seems like the Elves were fairly democratic,...

It seems like the Elves were fairly democratic, Finrod was thrown out of Nargothrond when the majority of his people rejected him. Also, many Elves chose not to follow Fanor (of course, they didn't...
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