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Gabriel
05/28/18 09:01 am
the story to sound right or flow together. Having a little trouble with this in particular. If not, that's perfectly fine. Just wanted to throw it out there. Thanks.:)
Gabriel
05/28/18 08:56 am
Hi guys! I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good beta reader. not just someone who would be willing to dot the i's and cross the t's but someone who could help with getting-
ziggy
05/27/18 07:20 pm
You are the World'sGreatest Auntie, clearly. Bringing on and educating the next generation!
Naledi
05/27/18 05:07 pm
LOL! She’s totally obsessed. Almost as much as me. Just did an hour’s drive and she was talking about Legolas the whole way :D
ziggy
05/27/18 12:23 pm
What an intelligent and wonderful child. Obviousy takes after her Auntie.
Naledi
05/27/18 07:53 am
My work as an auntie is done :D
Naledi
05/27/18 07:51 am
6yo niece is staying at the moment and we’ve been watching LOTR. Niece: why didn’t they make Legolas king? He’s much better and he’s prettier too.
Naledi
05/27/18 07:49 am
Happy Birthday Nelya!
NelyafinweFeanorion
05/27/18 05:08 am
Thank you all!! It's been a wonderful day! Looking forward to reading the new book my husband found for me--"Hobbit to Hero--the making of Tolkien's King"
ziggy
05/27/18 12:33 am
Happy Birthday Nelya- have a lovely day:) x
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Name: EldarinPrincess (Signed) · Date: January 19, 2015 15:55 · For: Tolkien's Usage of "Thou" and "Thee"
Thank you for this insightful article :-)

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and commenting, EldarinPrincess! I'm glad you liked it.


Name: Chiara Cadrich (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2015 14:55 · For: Tolkien's Usage of "Thou" and "Thee"
Thank you so much for this enlighting work.
This will help me adjust translations of my french stories.
I indeed used thou and thee only as a token of archaic form.

Author's Response: Hi, Chiara Cadrich - thanks for your comments! I'm so happy you're finding it useful; that was definitely my intent!


Name: Naledi (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2015 11:11 · For: Tolkien's Usage of "Thou" and "Thee"

Excellent article - you've explained the grammar so clearly. Like you, I'd thought the 'thou, thee' forms were formal until I did German at school and understanding them brought fresh appreciation of old writings that used them.

However, until you highlighted it, I'd never noticed the way Tolkien used them when Eowyn was talking to Aragorn. Now you've pointed it out I'm in awe all over again of Tolkien's grasp and subtle use of language.



Author's Response: Thank you for reading and commenting, Naledi! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and found it instructive.


Name: mangacrack (Signed) · Date: January 04, 2015 10:42 · For: Tolkien's Usage of "Thou" and "Thee"
This is absolutely incredible. Thank you so much for putting it together, because I'm not a native english speaker and the subject has puzzled ever since I can across it. It is tempting to use thou/thee in a fic, since it sounds so wonderful archaic. But was never sure if my use would be correct, so thanks again.

Author's Response: Hi, mangacrack, thanks for commenting. I'm glad you liked it! If your native tongue is one of the European languages which uses the contrasting familiar / polite second person, there should be some similarities of usage--you may have an advantage!


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