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Healthy Living. Safety and Prevention. Family Life. Speaking about derivation, we can see that the main method used by Tolkien is composition. All the above examples demonstrate the ways used by Tolkien for the creation of new languages. But some of these newly created words in turn gave rise to subsequent mythic creation. Thus, tauron appeared in a story about Aran Tauron Lord of Forests ; naugrim are encountered in the myth about the Dwarves; mor gave rise to the myth about Moria a massive underground complex beneath the mountains of Middle-earth ; and teleri went into the myth about Sea Elves the last and largest group of those who took part in the Great Journey.

To conclude, I would like to illustrate how a word influenced some of Tolkien mythic creation.

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I've already introduced the claim that languages always came first for Tolkien, and various words or names served as the impetus for the creation of myth. But let's take now, as example, the Ents: ent means a giant in Anglo-Saxon. This word came to Tolkien from the following line of The Wanderer an Anglo-Saxon poem : Earl enta geveorc idlu stodon. Tolkien found the word ent there, and from this he came up with the idea about huge human-trees and their creation by the Valar. As for Middle-earth , Tolkien used the Middle English word midel-erde or erthe or Old English Middangeard — a name of the country populated by people from across the sea as elves and humans who had more power and more advanced culture than others.

As you can see, this article includes a few simple examples of words created by Tolkien. Its purpose was not a thorough analysis of the Elvish dictionary, but simply an account of Tolkien's views concerning the relationship between a language and a myth.

What we have discovered in that existing words gave rise to some of Tolkien's myths as we saw in some of the examples above , while his creation of new languages generated the elements of further new myths. Tolkien J. The Silmarillion edition 2. Tolkien and H.

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Unless they know the intial conditions, such an approach could possibly be riddled with erroneous assumptions, and therefore their conclusions would also be suspect. If I can deduce this correctly, they are also saying that languages tend to become more similiar to other surrounding languages over time.