Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Resources on Public website

Go to our course website and click on any resource on any of the pages under Links. Write a comment here about what link you explored, what you found there, what you learned that you did not know, and what might be helpful for your classmates. The website can be accessed through the link on the right side of this blog.

If you find any dead or broken links, please send me an email message.

Also, feel free to contribute any links in the comments that you know about and that might be interesting to your classmates.


Varda said...

I took a glance at the link for the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, which I found to be fairly interesting. First of all, as a personal opinion, their website needs a new background so readers can actually read the print on the site without having to squint. More importantly, however, this site does have plenty in regard exciting information. What I found to be the most interesting, as someone who has not extensively studied Tolkien's works in the past, is how people attempt to compose literature from languages that, according to the FAQ page of the site, are incomplete and could never actually be used conversationally due to lack of certain linguistic developments and real-world models. There are numerous links to works of Tolkien written in elvish languages, as well.

Vana said...

I clicked through the links to view Tolkien's maps of Middle-Earth. I've seen the maps relevant to LOTR and The Hobbit, but I'd never before seen the maps related to the Silmarillion. It was incredibly helpful to have some visual guidance while reading the chapters assigned. This aided me in really getting a better idea of where I was and formulating some more distinct visualizations of the Earth as it's portrayed in the origin story.