18444Re: Medieval studies
- Jul 9, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John D Rateliff
> Perhaps it would have been more accurate for him to
> of the most widely KNOWN invented languages", sincea great many
> people know about it and may even have some ideahow it looks and
> sounds, but they can't actually read or write it.So its
> threshold is high, though its mastery is extremelylow.
Fair enough, but the column's reference to 'speaking'
or 'knowing' or 'knowing of' the language "Elvish" is
simply ignorance. One can't, even in theory, speak
"Elvish" any more than one could speak Romance, or
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