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Old 01-12-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Tolkien and French...

...A bad relationship.

While re-reading the Appendix in ROTK, I came across this:

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Originally Posted by Appendix E, Consonants
The ORcs, and some Dwarves, are said to have used a back or uvular r, a sound which the Eldar found distasteful
Now, I've read this before and understood that it was referring to the way r is pronounced in French. But now with my (slightly) increased knowledge of Tolkien and his works it seems that this was just one of his many jabs at the the French language.


So, basically, are there any other examples other examples of this sort of thing in Tolkien's works?





PS. Well, I did a quick search and found to my surprise that there didn't seem to be another thread like this.
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