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Tamas Ferencz Mar 31, 2018 (13:23)

So what do you say, fellow lambendili, shall we prove the Professor wrong? :)
Watch J.R.R. Tolkien confess that even he found Elvish ‘too complicated’
If you've ever tried to wrap your head around any of J.R.R. Tolkien's mind-boggling Elvish languages – which many fans have – then you're a braver person than the great man himself. The late Tolkien famously created many languages (mainly Quenya or Sindarin) for his Elves, which secured his status as one of the most impressive worldbuilding authors of all time.

Ekin Gören Mar 31, 2018 (13:33)

The video has been around for a long time, but now it is apparently "rediscovered".

Paul Strack Mar 31, 2018 (14:33)

We have tools for grappling with complexity that Tolkien didn’t have.

Plus Tolkien didn’t really want to “finish” his language. He was having too much fun playing around with it.

Finally, he was missing a key ingredient in having a real functional language: a community of speakers. True language can only emerge from consensus.

Now whether consensus is possible in our community ... that’s another question :)