Fun fact: According the the history middle earth, originally, Noldorian Quenya used a “Þ”, which was a “th” sound. One of the names of Feanor’s mother was Þerindë. However, sometime after her death, the Noldor, including Finwë, began to replace the Þ sound with an “S”, which changes her name to Serindë.
Some scholars opposed this on grounds of the damage it would do to their language, but Fëanor, already taking grave offence to linguistic change, took it even further, as a personal attack on his dead mother. In time, this created more strife as Fëanor began to think it was a deliberate move by his half brothers and the Valar to weaken his influence amongst the Noldor, and even an attempt by Fingolfin to userp Fëanor’s position as heir.
So on top of being a murderous zealot who brought upon his people the wrath of the Valar, Fëanor was also a dirty prescriptivist. The little shit.
“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
No. Do you want to know how done I am right now? Because I’ll tell you. I have walked all over this Mahaldamned earth, I nearly froze to death, on more than one occasion I almost got eaten, Durin’s Fucking Bane almost set me on fucking fire, I got to go on the world’s worst cross country marathon, human politics nearly got me locked up, I just had the worst night ever, AND NOW THERE ARE FUCKING EYES IN THE FUCKING TREES, LEGOLAS, DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITED I WOULD BE TO NEVER THINK OF THAT AGAIN?
- Gimli, to Legolas, book III of The Lord of the Rings, chapter VIII
RAVENCLAW: “What more do you want to know?” “The names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole history of Middle-earth and Over-heaven and of the Sundering Seas,” laughed Pippin. “Of course! What less? But I am not in a hurry tonight.” –J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) (tag Gandalf and Peregrin Took)
He says he found a bunch of tiny hairy people in the woods that get wrinkly and die in a few decades. No, I don’t know what he’s been drinking, and yes, I did tell him to sober up and get back here and do his job.
- Galadriel, to her uncle Fingolfin, explaining where exactly her brother Finrod has been these past years, the Silmarillion