Sunday, 5 March 2017
Sindarin And Sign
-SM Stirling, The Protector's War (New York, 2006), Chapter Four, p. 119.
Not being a Tolkien expert, I had to google Sindarin. Tolkien surpasses all in the creation of fictional languages, even starting with a language, then imagining its speakers and their history. He was able to do this only because he was immersed in the study of many real languages.
Some other fiction writers imagine alien languages but are unable to tell us very much about them.
The Hero's Tongue
The Puppeteer language
Needless to say, I would like to know more about the Andersonian languages, particularly the Temporal tenses for time travel. For Planha, it is preferable to have a body covered with feathers although human choth-members are able to converse in the vocal part of the language.