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A Secret Vice A Secret Vice Is The Title Of A Lecture Written By J R R Tolkien In 1931, Given At A Conference Some Twenty Years Later, Tolkien Revised The Manuscript For A Second Presentation.It Deals With Constructed Languages In General, And The Relation Of A Mythology To Its Language Tolkien Contrasts International Auxiliary Languages With Artistic Languages Constructed For Aesthetic Pleasure Tolkien Also Discusses Phonaesthetics, Citing Greek, Finnish, And Welsh As Examples Of Languages Which Have A Very Characteristic And In Their Different Ways Beautiful Word Form.Tolkien S Opinion Of The Relation Of Mythology And Language Is Reflected In Examples Cited In Quenya And Noldorin, The Predecessors Of Quenya And Sindarin The Essay Contains Three Quenya Poems, Oilima Markirya The Last Ark , Nieninque, And Earendel, As Well As An Eight Line Passage In Noldorin.From Wikipedia


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10 thoughts on “A Secret Vice

  1. says:

    Let s just face the facts people, Tolkien was a genius He was the inventor of languages and mythology he was the designer of races and cultures he was the creator of worlds He created modern fantasy So here s a book that gets right down to the nitty gr


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    OVERVIEWAlthough I m always excited about a new Tolkien book, I was hesitant about spending money on A Secret Vice since the essay that forms the core of the book is published in The Monsters and the Critics, which I already own Ultimately, I do think A Secre


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    I was browsing the shelves of a bookshop when my eye was caught by a book that was about to placed between thematically similar volumes Its beautifully coloured cover seemed to call my attention just like the One Ring did coincidentally, the cover is designed like t


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    There are so many editorial notes, explanations, introductions, and appendices that by the end I forgot that the main text was by Tolkien himself The editors set two of Tolkien s essays in context In A Secret Vice Tolkien s tone is almost one of confession that he is an in


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    Edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins, this work contains a manuscript edition of Tolkien s best known reflection on languages and their aesthetics his lecture on language invention titled A Secret Vice Beyond an annotated version of the various versions of this lecture, it a


  6. says:

    Drs Fimi and Higgins have done Tolkien fans a real service with this new volume In addition to the key essay giving the book its title, they have uncovered several interesting addenda including a previously omitted section of the Vice essay, details on when the paper was delivere


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    I am extremely interested in lang and the creation of new languages although I was a lit student Informative introduction that explained the beliefs of Tolkien s contemporaries on language development and forms This was very helpful as it has been a while since I took a class on this subject T


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    Tolkien would attempt to invent a hypothetical Germanic language from which Gothic supposedly emerged, Gautisk, which also would have been the language of the Geats, the people of Beowulf He would use the sam...


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    A language is not merely aesthetic and symbolic sounds grouped together to form a signifying point or message, but it is also the cultural and mythological history that is entrenched within every vowel and consonant The nerd in me comes out This is a great introduction into the world and art of creating lan


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    A Secret Vice is an important essay of Tolkien s that discusses invented languages, in which Tolkien first publicly acknowledged his own Originally published in the essay collection The Monsters and the Critics, this edition makes the essay accessible by offering conte...


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