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The Constructed Languages of JRR Tolkien

07/29/2020 | 14m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

Tolkien is widely regarded as the most influential author on the fantasy genre...period. A less-discussed aspect of Tolkien is the way he used constructed language. Nowadays authors are constantly making up words and languages for the worlds they build, but Tolkien was unique in that he constructed languages first, and then created worlds so his fictional languages would have somewhere to live.

Aired: 07/29/20

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