The Tolkien Challenge!

March 13, 2010

The Two Towers: Part 1

Filed under: The Two Towers — esteluindunedain @ 11:08 pm
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This is so exciting! Part one of the Two Towers! My reading is from a few days ago… sorry for not posting… ^^’ My make-up gift to you, is indeed another video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gR0m2mCGs This one is funny as well! It’s from the behind the scenes of LOTR (Return of the King). They give Gandalf a new wig for Aragorn’s coronation… you’ll just have to see!!

Pages Read: 413-439 (or 1- 26. The only book I have with Two Towers in it is my big book with all three books in it.)

Pages left: 303

Chapters Read: ‘The Departure of Boromir’ through half of ‘The Riders of Rohan’.

Books Read: The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Favorite Quote: I would cut off your head, beard and all, Master Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground.” (Eomer)

Why I liked it: Another quote that makes me laugh. :]

Side Note: Eomer is amazing. He is another one of those characters who makes my day.

Elvish:

I learned about constant mutations today. In CoE’s words: “Consonant mutations (except lenition) are caused mostly by articles and prepositions. In most cases, the article or preposition causes the following word’s first consonant to mutate (although the article and/or preposition can mutate as well). ”

Here’s another chart for you! http://www.councilofelrond.com/languages/123MC.htm

The first mutation I learned was how to soften sounds to make the word flow better. For instance, “i mellon” becomes “i vellon” to make it easier to say.

There are a lot of lists that go with this lesson such as what words always have lenition (or softening) after them, some compound words, adjectives, and object of verbs, but that’s a lot to type up. I will recommend that you sign up for CoE and go look at workbook lesson 5 for the full list. Or, if you really don’t want to do that, comment me and I’ll put it in the next post. :]

Hopefully I’ll be able to post more frequently now, so expect me to actually get to you tomorrow!

Later!

Carleigh

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