Find out how Old English and Welsh are entangled in the realm of The Lord of the Rings!
The following lecture focuses on Tolkien’s linguistic inspirations for his fantasy world. We will start from presenting the historical, cultural and professional background that led to the creation of Middle Earth, its place names and some of its characteristics. The second part of the lecture will focus on some of the basics of Old English and Welsh and their relationship with the realm. Aside from the historical standpoint, we will show you where to look for these languages and how to become acquainted with them.