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  1. The Tolkien and Murdoch families are unlikely to...

    The Tolkien and Murdoch families are unlikely to go gentle into that good night.
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    Yet another great bit of detective work by...

    Yet another great bit of detective work by yourself. So where do we currently stand with LOTRO's attempts at linguistic verisimilitude? Old English > Rohirrim which is a Tolkien given; Welsh >...
  3. Thread: Brexit!

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    Brexit: the referendum where the British people...

    Brexit: the referendum where the British people regained their economic independence and rightful control of their borders by leaving the EU only to later find out they were going to still be part of...
  4. Have you tried using fuþorc?...

    Have you tried using fuþorc?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_runes
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    The other lore-break inherent in Turbine's...

    The other lore-break inherent in Turbine's scenario is having Gléowine be the author of the 'Song of the Mounds of Mundburg'.

    The poem was written 'long after' the battle by an unknown maker.
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    The "Some say ..." may indicate a degree of...

    The "Some say ..." may indicate a degree of equivocality (or not) but it some evidence that if the barrow housed a Cardolan prince, then it is possible the blades were forged in Cardolan. Also the...
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    The problem with this quote is that it really...

    The problem with this quote is that it really does not add anything to original citations and actually introduces an inaccuracy in the claim that the blades were made "by a weaponsmith of Arthedain"....
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    The term 'branch' as an evolutionary term stems...

    The term 'branch' as an evolutionary term stems from Darwin's schema of the Tree of Life. However he was employing an arboreal metaphor used in conjunction with genealogy which dates back into the...
  9. My OCD on this issue has come to the following...

    My OCD on this issue has come to the following tentative translation of Dûskud
    du 'black' + sceud 'shadow'.
    Given the nature of the location in the game, Pool of Black Shadow would thematically...
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    Take a look at the wiki link I gave. There is a...

    Take a look at the wiki link I gave. There is a chart where the three different modes of the tengwar are given which basically reflect Quenyan, Sindarin, and non-Elvish (Adunaic, Black Speech, etc)...
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    You were likely looking at one of Tolkien's runic...

    You were likely looking at one of Tolkien's runic alphabets, Cirth, which was based off of the historical Futhark runes. There, the sound /m/ is represented by a rune similar to an angular B.
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  12. The meaning of Dûskud in the Paths of the Dead?

    So Kêr Izel is Breton for 'low city/fort'.
    Kêr Bras is Breton for 'large city/fort'.
    Lenn is Breton for 'lake/pool'.
    But I have no clue what Dûskud translates to. (Or Tûskud should it be a soft...
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    I know the feeling. Sometimes I feel like I'm the...

    I know the feeling. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who knows what 'unconscionability' means.
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    I suspect the block, as mentioned previously, is...

    I suspect the block, as mentioned previously, is that there is a Wulfgar NPC mentioned in the game. If there is no such NPC, it is still possible that the name was reserved for such an NPC. Folks...
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    Gandalf's 'mortality' is discussed extensively by...

    Gandalf's 'mortality' is discussed extensively by Tolkien in letter 156 where he makes it clear that Istari could be 'killed' and Gandalf did in fact 'die' and was sent back, not by the Valar, but by...
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    Daeross mentions this in this thread...

    Daeross mentions this in this thread
    Also note that the runes written above the entrance to the Paths of the Dead mean "The way is shut" written in Breton using the Etruscan alphabet.
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    Aye, that be the answer. You're up CtA

    Aye, that be the answer. You're up CtA
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    Nope Take another word for fallow and then take...

    Nope
    Take another word for fallow and then take another word for hide, add them together and you get something, not someone, associated with a major Fallohide clan of hobbits. Further hint: the...
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    Indeed it is a bookworm!

    Indeed it is a bookworm!
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    Nice guess but not what I was looking for. Fallow...

    Nice guess but not what I was looking for. Fallow can mean pale, fair or ...
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    I know that, but was also trying to provide a...

    I know that, but was also trying to provide a hint, heh
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    Interesting. And how do we know he is largely...

    Interesting. And how do we know he is largely forgotten from history? (hint hint)
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    Nice answer, but not what I was looking for. The...

    Nice answer, but not what I was looking for. The answer (one word) is literally a 'fallow hide' and actually is associated with a certain clan of the Fallohides.
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    In the 60's, The Lord of the Rings was likely...

    In the 60's, The Lord of the Rings was likely more popular in the US than it was in England due to the pirate paperback copies issued by Ace which found a major audience in college students. The...
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    fallow hide and the answer is NOT fallohide ;)

    fallow hide
    and the answer is NOT fallohide ;)
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