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Old 09-02-2009, 08:26 AM   #761
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Didn't Strider mimic the accent of Bree-landers with some acclaim?
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:22 PM   #762
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Didn't Strider mimic the accent of Bree-landers with some acclaim?
Yes, he did, but that's not who I had in mind--although it might lead you along the right track. I'm looking for a statement that's even more explicit than Frodo's observing that Strider's speech has changed.



If people don't get the person I'm thinking of in a few days I'll yield the floor as that does techinically answer my original question (thus meaning I didn't phrase it specifically enough).

Or I can give more hints.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:54 AM   #763
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Gandalf, perhaps? He knows a lot of languages and could possibly be able to use the language's different accents, too. I'm thinking particularly of the time when he and the Three Hunters show up at the gates of Edoras, and one of the guards addresses them in the Rohanian tongue.

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:26 AM   #764
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Gandalf, perhaps? He knows a lot of languages and could possibly be able to use the language's different accents, too. I'm thinking particularly of the time when he and the Three Hunters show up at the gates of Edoras, and one of the guards addresses them in the Rohanian tongue.

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But we don't know how good that accent was.

Everyone so far has been looking in the wrong place in the text, even if they've been looking in the correct book.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:31 AM   #765
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Legate of Amon Lanc has passed beneath the Argonath.Legate of Amon Lanc has passed beneath the Argonath.Legate of Amon Lanc has passed beneath the Argonath.Legate of Amon Lanc has passed beneath the Argonath.Legate of Amon Lanc has passed beneath the Argonath.Legate of Amon Lanc has passed beneath the Argonath.
Heck, from the beginning I have been thinking only about Frodo's meeting with Gildor. But I think there's nothing there about accents, either.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:46 PM   #766
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Don't look in the text of LotR itself.
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:04 AM   #767
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What about Frodo? In Appendix E–

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Frodo is said to have shown "great skill with foreign sounds".
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:11 AM   #768
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Thumbs up Ding ding ding!

And we have a winner!

Take the thread, Nerwen.
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:23 PM   #769
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Nerwen?
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:53 AM   #770
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Thought I'd bump this one again, if no new question is asked by Nerwen I'll come up with something.
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