Re: Terry Pratchet
- --- In mythsoc@y..., "michael_martinez2" <michael@x> wrote:
>And I say that as one admirable to another.
> He was, after all, inventing idiom for languages which didn't
> exist, and expressing that idiom through modern English. Let Terry
> Pratchet and Michael Moorcock choke all they wish, neither of them
> is capable of duplicating Tolkien's eloquent dialogue, no matter
> how clunky it may seem to Tolkien's most ardent admirables.
Move the flyt into the folde, now, if you please. Loki is waiting
for his turn at the wheel.
- Well, I don't really owe him this courtesy, but it appears that Terry
Pratchett was taken to task over this article by members of the
Tolkien flame groups...er, news groups, over the past few weeks. He
has stated he was misquoted or something.
I mention that for the sake of completeness, although I did not
bother to ask him about an article he wrote last year.
I would not recommend searching for the thread as there were well
over 400 messages when I last scanned it. I have no idea of how many
flames there were. I draw enough of those in my own right I have no
need to go looking for more <g>.