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Link o’ Last Week: The What Hobbit, Now?

January 29, 2013

Holiday and post-holiday hiatus complete! Welcome back to our irregularly scheduled programming with a Link o’ Last Week.

In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus.File under: things I forgot to mention in my roundup of Hobbit-related greatness last month, general Internet awesomenessery, and hilarious things I learn at work. Guess what? HarperCollins publishes an edition of The Hobbit translated into Latin.

In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. . . .

I love this for many reasons, none of which (shockingly) are that I am fluent in Latin. For one thing, how fantastic is it that a man who created the bones of not one but several languages for his fictional world (hint: I’m talking about Tolkien) now has a book translated into an effectively dead, but real language? How fantastic is it that, according to Hobbitus Ille‘s jacket copy, there is a “great tradition of publishing famous children′s books in Latin”–one that, as a cursory sweep of the Internet will tell you, includes A.A. Milne’s Winnie Ille Pu?

This fantastic:

Doctor Who: delivering quotable moments since 1963.

Now, does anyone know of an edition of The Lord of the Rings in Quenya? (Not that I’d be able to read that, either…)

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