Post Profile






TOLKIEN AS CONLANGER.

Stan Carey has another excellent post at Sentence first, about J.R.R. Tolkien?s "deep interest in language"; I urge you to read it and savor Tolkien's anecdote about "a little man... in a dirty wet marquee," a fellow soldier during WWI (which Stan takes from Arika Okrent's wonderful book), but what I will quote here is a bit from a letter from Tolkien to his son Christopher:Nobody believes me when I say that my long book [The Lord of the Rings] is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real.
read more

share

Related Posts


Ex-military reservist gets prison for ID theft of fellow soldiers

United States / Los Angeles : Opinion L.A. (5 months ago)

A military reservist from Pomona was sentenced to more than three years in prison Tuesday for stealing the identities of seven fellow soldiers while stationed abroad to scam 10 financial institutions in the U.S. of roughly $217,000,...

Ex-military reservist gets prison for ID theft of fellow soldiers

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (5 months ago)

A military reservist from Pomona was sentenced to more than three years in prison Tuesday for stealing the identities of seven fellow soldiers while stationed abroad to scam 10 financial institutions in the U.S. of roughly $217,000,...

Sebastian Stan & Margarita Levieva Find Wonderland at UNICEF Ball

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Just Jared (5 months ago)

Sebastian Stan hits the green carpet at UNICEF Adventures in Wonderland Masquerade Ball at Marquee on Thursday evening (October 30) in New York City. The 32-year-old Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor was joined at the big ba...

Sebastian Stan Gets Soaking Wet in the Big Apple

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Just Jared (3 months ago)

Sebastian Stan makes an attempt to stay dry from the rain in a jacket and baseball cap during an outing on Wednesday afternoon (December 24) in New York City. The 32-year-old Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor braved the wet ...

RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION: HOW IT WAS ENFORCED.

Academics / Linguistics : Language Hat (5 years ago)

Stan Carey has another fine post at Sentence first ("An Irishman's blog about the English language") discussing John Honey's 1989 book Does Accent Matter? The Pygmalion Factor. He has some excellent quotes and anecdotes (one of whic...

Comments



Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC