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The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth

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The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
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AuthorRuth S. Noel
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
ReleasedSecond edition, May 1980

The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth is a book by Ruth S. Noel studying Tolkien's languages. The book is heavily outdated, being published before The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth, and even contained errors in the material that already was available at the time.


From the Publisher

This is the book on all of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by Hobbits, Elves, and Men of Middle-earth -- a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-Elvish glossary, all the Runes and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.


Detailed information about the different editions.[1]

  • 1974: The Languages of Middle Earth. Baltimore, Md.: Mirage. xxxix, 97 pp., ill. 22 × 13.5 cm. ISBN 0-88358-021-7 (pbk)

External links


  1. Bertenstam, Åke: A Chronological Bibliography of Books About Tolkien