The rare deleted scene from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in which Gandalf teaches Frodo Sindarin, or tries to

It is one of the languages invented by Tolkien

The rare deleted scene from 'The Lord of the Rings' in which Gandalf teaches Frodo Sindarin, or tries to
Frodo and Gandalf are good friends and we never tire of seeing more about them

One of the most beloved and successful film franchises of all time, The Lord of the Rings, continues to be an inexhaustible source of curiosities and surprises for its fans, who lately have been in luck with several announcements related to the work of J. R. R. Tolkien in which Peter Jackson, the director of the original trilogy, or their trusted screenwriters, are involved.

But going back to the work that we were able to see for the first time in 2001, of which we never got tired, The Fellowship of the Ring still has scenes that we had not seen and that were not included either in the extended version, of 4 hours of footage, or among the bonus content of the DVDs or Blu-rays. And the fact is that the seconds you are about to witness are part of the other trilogy.

That’s right, because The Hobbit, which should never have been a story told in three parts but in two and from there I don’t move, did include among the deleted scenes from the Blu-ray of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, his third film, this sequence in which Gandalf reviews with Frodo basic concepts of Sindarin, one of the languages created by Tolkien, such as how to use the plural.

A video that seems to belong to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring but that never made the cut, not even to fatten up already a long extended version.

What is Sindarin?

J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings, was not only a novelist and philologist, but also a noted linguist. His deep knowledge and love for languages played a crucial role in the creation of his most famous works, which he endowed with languages of his own.

Among them we find Quenya and Sindarin, which are two forms of Elvish. These languages are not mere superficial inventions; They have complete grammars, extensive vocabularies, and well-defined phonetic structures. Quenya, for example, is inspired by ancient languages such as Finnish and Latin, while Sindarin has influences from Welsh.



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