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[Fwd: QUESTIONS regarding Tolkien's description of The One Ring.]

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  • Edith Crowe
    Anybody want to reply, be my guest. Edith
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 16, 2002
      Anybody want to reply, be my guest.


      SpringHarb@... wrote:

      > 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
      > conclusion.
      > Thank you,
      > Logan.
      > PS Or is it that one line is on the inside and the other on the
      > outside?
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