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G-i-P Report: David Salo’s blog!

Source: TheOneRing.net, Miðgarðsmál

We have been writing about David Salo many times on G-i-P (eg. here). He is famous of his work as a linguist, language constructor and translator for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. David Salo has recently started his own language blog called Midgardsmal (or more literary Miðgarðsmál, Norse for ‚languages of Middle-earth’). Salo intends to blog about his thoughts about his work on the films, as well as the new languages he created for The Hobbit. So his blog is already (and will be even more in the future) together with our Gwaith-i-Phethain the main source of our knowledge about the languages of Middle-earth used in Peter Jackson’s movies!

In his first post he writes:

I’m starting this blog because I know there are a lot of questions about my linguistic work on Tolkien’s languages, particularly in connection with the movies made by Peter Jackson. Instead of trying to write the same answers to a lot of different people, I thought it would be better to put some of these answers out where they can be publicly viewed.

Creating languages to supplement the work of one of the best known language creators in the world is a daunting task. It might have been too daunting if I’d ever thought about it in those terms when I started out. Actually, I kind of got sucked into it gradually.

What can we find on Miðgarðsmál today? There is a lot of interesting explanation of David Salo’s Neo-Khuzdûl (cf. here; texts „Paradixis”, „Piece by piece”, „Mining for meaning”, „Dwarvish aspirations”, „Question about Dwalin’s axes”, „The Architecture of Words”, „Runes in The Hobbit film”, „Language Creation 101”. There is not so much about the Elvish languages (only a very interesting „Notes on Elvish words”, and David’s reconstruction of Telerin). Seeing the structure of the website we can expect more texts about Elvish, Khuzdûl, Black Speech and Orkish.

Let us remind the following analysis by G-i-P:

G-i-P stands for Gwaith-i-Phethain, ‘The Fellowship of the Word-smiths’ or the linguistic website devoted to post-Tolkienian constructions in the “reconstructed” languages of Middle-earth [link].

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Kategorie wpisu: Filmy: Hobbit i WP, G-i-P Report, In Westron (English), Lingwistyka

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