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A Gateway to Sindarin: A Grammar of an Elvish Language from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
A Gateway to Sindarin: A Grammar of an Elvish Language from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
by David Salo
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong !, 12 April 2011
This book lives up to neither its title nor its promise.

For anyone who knows anything about J.R.R. Tolkien's invented languages, this book is not a reliable 'Gateway to Sindarin'. Rather, it is an unacknowledged mishmash of Noldorin of the 1930s (from 'The Etymologies'), Sindarin of the 1950s (from 'The Lord of the Rings'), and numerous inventions of David Salo himself.

It is therefore misleading to call this book 'A Gateway to Sindarin'. It would have been more accurate to call it 'An Introduction to David Salo's Reinterpretation of Tolkien's Gnomish-Noldorin-Sindarin language'.

I urge all would-be purchasers to NOT to buy it.
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