Monday, February 25, 2013

Lecture of the day

A very funny lecture on Tolkien's imaginary languages.

Yes, Dwarves are Jewish, or at least Dwarvish is linguistically related to the Semitic languages., and he explains why.

and David Salo's essay on this can be found HERE. which discusses how Dwarvish plurals resemble Arabic Broken plurals, or this essay that gets very technical on phonology/grammar.

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