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 Post subject: Re: Your LotR A-U username
PostPosted: August 24th, 2017, 7:47 pm 
Dwarf at Heart
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Jax Nova wrote:
Yes, I have been learning a bit about how Tolkien used the old Norse some of it is very interesting stuff!


It is. Like if I remember correctly, Sindarin names were based off Welsh names.

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 Post subject: Re: Your LotR A-U username
PostPosted: August 25th, 2017, 7:24 am 
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The Welsh influence as JRRT once put it...

"The changes worked on Sindarin [from Common Eldarin] very closely (and deliberately) resemble those which produced the modern and mediaeval Welsh from ancient Celtic, so that in the result Sindarin has a marked Welsh style, and the relations between it and Quenya closely resemble those between Welsh and Latin."


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 Post subject: Re: Your LotR A-U username
PostPosted: August 25th, 2017, 4:25 pm 
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Ah, I knew there was influence there. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Your LotR A-U username
PostPosted: August 26th, 2017, 3:54 pm 
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Gandalf is simply my favorite M-e character, in books and movies. And his Maiar name is Olorin. Since both of those might have been in use already, I simply combined them in a way that sounded natural to me (Gandalfolorin just felt like too much of a mouthful). I think someone here did the same with Gollum’s two names? Smeagollum?

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 Post subject: Re: Your LotR A-U username
PostPosted: August 28th, 2017, 3:56 pm 
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When I first registered on the site, I did so as Éowyn_Shieldmaiden as I am a fan of book Éowyn.

The Evil~Shieldmaiden actually comes from another site where I was formerly known as Éomer_Sister. When I joined the Corrupted faction in the Realm of which I am a member, I officially changed it to Evil~Shieldmaiden to 1) indicate my new status as a member of the Corrupted side; and 2) to maintain my epithet of "ES".

I liked my new name so much I changed it on this site as well.

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