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A document in Tengwar, the script of the Elvish languages invented by JRR Tolkien, Dozza, Italy. Luca Lorenzelli via Shutterstock

How to build a ‘perfect’ language

From Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, writers and linguists have invented an array of new languages.
Cornel Zuegler

Was Tolkien really racist?

Recent accusations of racism are at odds with the values of friendship, altruism and courage exemplified in his books. Was Tolkien simply a product of his time?

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