The purpose of this page is to provide references to useful, generally reliable,
and legal resources for those interested in the study of the invented languages of
J.R.R. Tolkien. Description from site.
"If you are heels over head (as well as head over heels) in love with words,
tarry here awhile to graze or, perhaps, feast on the English language." Description
from site. From the author of Anguished English and Get Thee to a Punnery.
"The Project is based on the idea that people in a foreign country have
an irresistable urge to try to say something in the indigenous tongue... if one says
"I can eat glass, it doesn't hurt me," you will be viewed as an insane
native, and treated with dignity and respect. " Description from site.
"This is the language spoken by Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Mike Hammer and
the Continental Op. When Cagney, Bogart, Robinson and Raft got in a turf war, this
is how they talked. Now, with the help of this glossary, you too can speak it like
a native!" Description from site.
Ever realize you'd completely mistaken the lyrics to a song? This is a site where
people report their misinterpretations, which are often hilarious. The relevance
to linguistics? It's this same propensity for "making sense of what doesn't
make sense" that drives a lot of the changes in languages over time.