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RE: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Tom Bombadil

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  • Jack
    He did - and he taught himself Finnish. There are lots of parallels with the Kalevala There s a link to the Kalevala online somewhere in the archives, but if
    Message 1 of 173 , Oct 20, 2010
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      He did - and he taught himself Finnish. There are lots of parallels with the Kalevala
      There's a link to the Kalevala online somewhere in the archives, but if I wasn't just off to work I would look it up on Google for you...

      :o)
      Jack

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      From: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of poikaa
      Sent: 21 October 2010 05:48
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      Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Tom Bombadil



      Hi Jack!
      You have the pronunciation just about right, the "p" is somewhat like a "b" if you have the Finnish accent.
      I believe that Tolkein loved the flow of the sound of the Finnish language and used the basis for Quenya. He must have studied the Finnish mythology, the Kalevala and some of the myth flowed into LOTR and the Hobbit. Not sure of where Tolkein developed his Elvish script but it looks a bit like Greek to me! ���?�������� �����?�?�?��!
      Happy to be part of this group and I think I might be able to throw a few ideas around...

      poikaa aka Rod

      --- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, "Jack" <jack@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Rod
      >
      > I'm not sure where you are taking us with this Perkele thing...
      > Pronounced Perrr-ke-le, three syllables with the emphasis on the first?
      >
      > Long standing members of this group will know that I have my own theory
      > about Tom Bombadil, which fits all the evidence except that Tolkien himself
      > denied it...
      >
      > And have you noticed the linguistic similarities between Finnish and Quenya?
      > :o)
      > Jack




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    • Jack
      No never, but worth a look http://www.netpoets.com/classic/poems/013015.htm ... Jack From: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com
      Message 173 of 173 , Oct 24, 2010
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        No never, but worth a look

        http://www.netpoets.com/classic/poems/013015.htm

         

        :o)

        Jack

         

        From: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bruce Alan Wilson
        Sent: 22 October 2010 23:56
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        Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Tom Bombadil

         




        Of course it reminds you of Hiawatha; Longfellow deliberately chose that meter for Hiawatha because he felt that it was a suitable one for the subject.

         

        Anyone ever read Lewis Carroll's parody of "Hiawatha"?

         

         

         


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