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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by aleczander View Post
    lol...i think an Englishman would refer to American football as football. What else would he call it?

    im still shell-shocked..
    Gridiron football?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

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    Fastoticolans (giant turtle shell?)
    Indeed, that is the shell I wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Encyclopedia of Arda
    A monstrous creature of the Sea said to be the last of the great 'turtle-fish'. Fastitocalon was so huge that sailors could mistake his immense shell for an island, but after they landed, the monster would dive into the depths of the ocean, drowning his unfortunate passengers.
    Thats a big shell!
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Gridiron football?
    That's correct, in most places (English speaking countries at least) outside the US, American football is referred to as gridiron.

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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Two riddles to get the ball rolling again, one easy and one that is likely impossibly hard.

    Voiceless

    Twilight

    With the latter clue, I am not looking for answers based on "Evening". I am specifically looking for "Twilight". I say it is probably impossibly hard, but that is likely because I am just forgetting several obvious and entirely plausible alternative answers to the one I have in mind.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Voiceless: Bilbo said "wind".
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Voiceless: Bilbo said "wind".
    Correct. It was also "Toothless" and "Wingless".

    Please all feel free to pose additional questions while "Twighlight" hangs out there.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    The Wood-elves lingered in the twilight of the Sun and Moon, but loved starlight the best.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    It seems that I have correctly answered the "riddle" riddle with the answer to one of the riddles posed by Gollum to Bilbo.

    So, here's a new one:

    Merry-go-round?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    The Wood-elves lingered in the twilight of the Sun and Moon, but loved starlight the best.
    I appreciate the response, but the answer to this one is based on a very direct linguistic connection.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    I appreciate the response, but the answer to this one is based on a very direct linguistic connection.
    Hmmm,

    Men Of The West = Numenorians
    Men Of The Twilight = Everybody else
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    sindarin are the elves of twilight..

    Numenorians are "High" men
    Rohirrim are the "Middle" men
    Easterlings are the "dark" men
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Two riddles to get the ball rolling again, one easy and one that is likely impossibly hard.

    Voiceless

    Twilight

    With the latter clue, I am not looking for answers based on "Evening". I am specifically looking for "Twilight". I say it is probably impossibly hard, but that is likely because I am just forgetting several obvious and entirely plausible alternative answers to the one I have in mind.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    I appreciate the response, but the answer to this one is based on a very direct linguistic connection.
    Uial?

    Uial is Sindarin for Twilight and appears in place names such as the Eymn Uial (Hills of Evendim) and Nenuial (Lake Evendim).


    Uial = Evendim (i.e. the dim hours of the evening) = twilight
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    Uial?

    Uial is Sindarin for Twilight and appears in place names such as the Eymn Uial (Hills of Evendim) and Nenuial (Lake Evendim).


    Uial = Evendim (i.e. the dim hours of the evening) = twilight
    Reddhawk, that is an acceptable answer, albeit not the one I had in mind. Care to try again, this time looking for a person and going Quenya instead of Sindarin?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Reddhawk, that is an acceptable answer, albeit not the one I had in mind. Care to try again, this time looking for a person and going Quenya instead of Sindarin?
    I'll admit, this took some digging, but I have a few more guesses.


    Maeglin, who was originally known as Lómion ("Child of Twilight"), which I am assuming comes either from the Quenya:
    lómë (prefix: lómi-) - night, twilight, gloom
    +
    ono - child

    OR

    lómë (prefix: lómi-) - night, twilight, gloom
    +
    yondo (suffix: -ion) - son (son of)


    Arwen Undómiel, the daughter of Elrond whose title—said to mean Evenstar—contains the Quenya word undómë, meaning "twilight (of the evening)".


    Tindómiel, the daughter of Elros whose name—likely meaning either "Daughter of Twilight" or "Morningstar" as evidenced by the similar Undómiel—contains the Quenya word tindómë, meaning "twilight (of the dawn)"
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reddhawk View Post
    I'll admit, this took some digging, but I have a few more guesses.


    Maeglin, who was originally known as Lómion ("Child of Twilight"), which I am assuming comes either from the Quenya:
    lómë (prefix: lómi-) - night, twilight, gloom
    +
    ono - child

    OR

    lómë (prefix: lómi-) - night, twilight, gloom
    +
    yondo (suffix: -ion) - son (son of)


    Arwen Undómiel, the daughter of Elrond whose title—said to mean Evenstar—contains the Quenya word undómë, meaning "twilight (of the evening)".


    Tindómiel, the daughter of Elros whose name—likely meaning either "Daughter of Twilight" or "Morningstar" as evidenced by the similar Undómiel—contains the Quenya word tindómë, meaning "twilight (of the dawn)"
    Well done sir. All excellent answers. I was looking for Maeglin/Lomion. I had thought I could adequately exclude Arwen "Evenstar" with my initial qualifying remarks, but I should have expected that "twilight" would nevertheless figure in linguistically. I have to admit I can't recall ever having read about Elros' daughter to the point that I would remember her.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    It seems that I have correctly answered the "riddle" riddle with the answer to one of the riddles posed by Gollum to Bilbo.

    So, here's a new one:

    Merry-go-round?
    Either this one has everyone stumped or it got lost in the shuffle....no guesses?

    Merry-go-round?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Either this one has everyone stumped or it got lost in the shuffle....no guesses?

    Merry-go-round?
    was there a may-pole at the party tree? jk

    a stumper for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleczander View Post
    was there a may-pole at the party tree? jk

    a stumper for sure.
    No, it is very straightforward - Meriadoc went around the long way to Crickhollow by cart with the furniture. Thus, Merry-go-round.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    No, it is very straightforward - Meriadoc went around the long way to Crickhollow by cart with the furniture. Thus, Merry-go-round.
    Merry is only peripherally associated to this.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfhelm View Post
    No way in the world sorry.
    I'm Australian, where we tend to call our national game of Australian Rules "football", except for a couple of states where rugby is predominate and they refer to it as football. As far as I know Australia and the US are the only two countries on earth where any game other than soccer is referred to as football.
    Let me assure you 100% that no Englishman would EVER refer to any game other than what we call soccer as football, in England football is football and rugby is rugby, as simple as that.
    Hello fellow aussi, Tolkien's former school "King Edward's School, Birmingham" which boasts the longest running rugby fixture in the world states on their website that association football is not played at that school. Intrigued as to what association football was I clicked on the link and low and behold its soccer!, either way the the stone giant quote talks about tossing and catching stones and the ball being referred to as a football, rugby gridiron and AFL all refer to their balls as footballs.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Merry-go-round?

    Guess you need another clue:

    What type of animal is typically seen on a merry-go-round?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    I'd tell you what kind the one's I see have, but it'd probably be wrong...
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Merry-go-round?

    Guess you need another clue:

    What type of animal is typically seen on a merry-go-round?
    down here in the swamp, all i remember was metal bars...no animals

    now... a carousel... has horses..

    did the Rohirrim surrounding Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli south of Fangorn seem playful? oops
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleczander View Post
    down here in the swamp, all i remember was metal bars...no animals

    now... a carousel... has horses..

    did the Rohirrim surrounding Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli south of Fangorn seem playful? oops
    Thats it!

    From The Two Towers:

    'What news from the North, Riders of Rohan?'
    With astonishing speed and skill they checked their steeds, wheeled, and came charging round. Soon the three companions found themselves in a ring of horsemen moving in a running circle, up the hill-slope behind them and down, round and round them, and drawing ever inwards.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    you threw me off lol... the merry-go-rounds around here are very different from the carousels we see at Fairgrounds. Good riddle!

    my turn....ughh

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