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Old 06-24-2004, 06:39 PM   #9
Mad Baggins
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Yes, the language in the books is a lovely, pure thing. After reading them, I became accustomed to using different words and types of speech when I wrote reports or posted here on the Downs. I agree with Gorwingel's thoughts about the teacher aspect of things; professors teach their students how to use different language styles and techniques. In a way, Tolkien did the same thing because it seems that most readers have subconsciously changed their way of writing after they have finished reading the books.
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