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This review is from: An Introduction to Elvish: And to Other Tongues and Proper Names and Writing Systems of the Third Age of the Western Lands of Middle-earth as Set ... of Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (Paperback)
I love this book; it's a detailed and scholarly take on the languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth, written by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. It may be a little heavy going for the non-linguist, but what it lacks in readability it makes up for in its astounding attention to detail. Far superior to anything else you'll find out there in terms of its accuracy and serious approach to the study of Tolkienian linguistics, but if you're just in it for understanding what Liv Tyler says in the movie, give it a miss. Not exactly for the linguistic beginner.