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Of Tolkien and Language

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J.R.R. Tolkien
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Anyone who invents a language finds that it requires a suitable habitation and a history in which it can develop. A real language is never invented, of course. It is a natural thing. It is wrong to call the language you grow up speaking your native language. It is not. It is your first learnt language. It is a by-product of the total make-up of the animal. – J.R.R. Tolkien

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