Tip-toe through the Toponymy - J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth
In Michael Martinez' most recent Suite101 article, he writes about how Tolkien may have left clues about his thoughts on Hobbit history and roots in the Shire place-names and family names. Rohan's linguistic ties to other lands such as Dale and the Shire may also be hidden in simple names like Upbourn and Westfold. To read it, CLICK HERE.
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