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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by Merry » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:48 pm

Is it Bombur? This is just a guess, without going to the books!
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by MICHKA » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:03 pm

O K C'est la bonne réponse, à vous de jouer!
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by Merry » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:09 am

Lucky guess!

Going along with The Hobbit, what does Tolkien tell us is the one fault of Thranduil's people, the Woodelves?
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by MICHKA » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:02 pm

je crois avoir trouvé une explication dans les ''contes et légendes inachevés: le pays de Thranduil était dévasté et son peuple s'est réfugié dans les foréts où il fit creuser de grandes galeries. ETC...Suis-je sur la bonne voie?
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by Merry » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:58 pm

I suppose that could be seen as a fault, Michka, but the fault I have in mind is right from the narrator's voice in The Hobbit.
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by MICHKA » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:21 pm

Je n'ai pas trouvé dans ma version de ''Bilbo'' en français, peut-être n'est-elle pas identique à l'édition anglaise? Mais j'ai découvert une explication dans le livre des Elfes, je la soumets: ''Le roi Orepher' ,père de Thranduil ,a repoussé les frontières de son royaume annexant une grande partie de la Forêt; et la décision de Thranduil de se joindre à la Dernière Alliance a coûté très cher aux Elfes Sylvains''. Réponse correcte?
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by Merry » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:08 pm

Joining the Last Alliance was a dangerous action for the Elves, but I'm not sure I would call it a fault. Without the Elves there, would there have been any hope of even a temporary victory against Sauron?

I apologize: I think my question was too precise! The answer I'm looking for comes at the end of the 'Flies and Spiders' chapter, in which the narrative says, "If they have a fault, it is . . .".
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by MICHKA » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:27 pm

oui, Merry, ''S'il avait une faiblesse c'était d'amasser des trésors et il était toujours avide de richesses,surtout en argent et gemmes blanches, accroître son magot pour égaler celui des seigneurs elfes de l'ancien temps'' etc...Ai-je bien répondu cette fois?
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by Merry » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:51 am

Sorry to have been away so long! You get the point on this one, Michka, since I think I asked a bad question! It appears there is more than one answer to the question, but the quote on which I based the question was that Thranduil's one fault was mistrust of strangers. It appears that he had more than one fault!

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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by MICHKA » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:06 pm

Comment s'appelle l'éminence ( la pointe) dans un endroit au sud de la montagne de la Désolation du Dragon?
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by Merry » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:56 am

I don't know the answer, but I can translate:

What is the peak in the place south of the mountain of the Desolation of Smaug called?

Time to look at a map!
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by MICHKA » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:47 am

Voulez-vous la réponse ou chercher encore? #-o Un indice :c'est dans le 11ème chapitre, écrit dans les 2 langues
( je serai sans connexion pendant 13 jours, partie en bord de mer sans ordi/PC, repos complet :wink: )à bientôt :wave:
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by MICHKA » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:54 am

PS: le titre du chapitre est:''Au seuil de la porte'', un détail supplémentaire, bonne chance et bon jeu!
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by Merry » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:12 am

Enjoy your repose, Michka--sounds wonderful! I promise to do my homework on your question before you get back!
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Re: Tolkien Trivia

Post by Merry » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:45 pm

Oh, no: as I read the thread above, it seems I broke a promise! Apologies, Michka! I still don't know the answer (I'm terrible at map reading :oops: ), but I have a nice new question for the season:

Where was Bilbo during Yule of 2941?
Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
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