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And Rosta wrote:
> But I did very much get the impression that the actors were carefully
> coached -- overcareful in some ways. Examples that caught my notice
> have fled my memory, but I noticed that when speaking English/Westron
> they used [i] in certain Elvish names which would more naturally have
> been said with [I] in English speech.

Isildur being perhaps the most obvious.

> This then gave the effect of the
> names being pronounced as if in italics -- as foreign forms rather than
> as names well-integrated into common speech. -- An error, IMO.

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