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>I was at the Lord of the rings webstie and they had a little section on
>the languages for the movie and they said this
>
>                            The dialect and creative language coaches
>have the unusual task in
>                           the Lord of the Rings of teaching the actors
>the Tolkien's Elvish
>                           language which has never been spoken before.
>They train the actors
>                           using phonetics, a one-hundred year-old
>science of writing down
>                           speech sounds similar to the alphabet we know.
>
>                           The language coaches have also created various
>accents for all of the
>                           characters and began training and rehearsing
>with the actors three
>                           months before filming began. Both coaches are
>on set standing by
>                           listening for dialogue and dialect, and also
>supervise any looping or
>                           dialogue recording that takes place after
>scenes are already shot.
>
>Now I'm no tolkien expert but I do believe that there is a whole
>community that speaks the elvish languages is there not, just like
>Klingon.
>
>It seems like the actors are the only ones who will ever have that
>special privilege.  :)

Interesting you should mention this, for I am part of that community,
although not all of us SPEAK it, we learn the language in writing.  But I do
not speak for all of the Elflingers, nor Tolklangers.
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