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Paperback Tolkien and Welsh (Tolkien a Chymraeg): Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's Use of Welsh in his Legendarium Book

ISBN: 1477667733

ISBN13: 9781477667736

Tolkien and Welsh (Tolkien a Chymraeg): Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's Use of Welsh in his Legendarium

Tolkien and Welsh provides an overview of J.R.R.Tolkien's use of Welsh in his Legendarium , ranging from the obvious ( Gwynfa -the Welsh word for Paradise ), to the apparent ( Took -a Welsh surname), to the veiled ( Gerontius -the Latinizaton of a royal Welsh name), to the hidden ( Goldberry -the English calque of a Welsh theonym). Though it is a book by a linguist, it was written for the non-linguist with the goal of making the topic accessible...

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