[Fwd: QUESTIONS regarding Tolkien's description of The One Ring.]
- Anybody want to reply, be my guest.
> To Whom It May Concern:
> I do not know if I am directing this question to the right people, but
> I will ask anyway. I have not had the chance to analyze the texts of
> Lord of The Rings so I thought it better to ask the experts.
> Tolkien describes that the inscription in the "Black Speech" (as I
> have heard it called) on The One Ring is written both on the outside
> and the inside. I have seen recreations of the ring and they have
> always written from left to right (or right to left if that is the
> case) on both sides.
> I have often wondered if it was meant that the inscription was written
> forwards on the outside and in the reverse on the inside, as if the
> inscription was cut entirely through the thickness of the ring from
> the outside, or as if the mirror image were inscribed on the inside in
> the same place.
> I had hoped that someone could inform me as to the validity of this
> Thank you,
> PS Or is it that one line is on the inside and the other on the