Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Since we didn't have time in-class, I thought it might be really helpful--dare I say: fun?--to discuss some of the vocabulary of "On Fairy-Stories." Tolkien uses a language all his own, coining words and using everyday words with a slightly different meaning or intention.
If it won't break your pseudonymity (or you don't care if it does), post some of those words here, along with a definition (either from a dictionary or from Tolkien), and discuss. What is Tolkien saying here, and why? What is the point of coining this word? Why use this word in this specific way? People might come up with different definitions...is that okay?
Some extra-cool words you might want to consider: