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His linguistic genius emerged around the age of eight while his mother was tutoring him in Greek and Latin. It was around this time that Tolkien began devising a language of his own which would later develop into Elvish--a language complete with poetry and history, but not yet a people. In 1904, his mother died, leaving him and his brother orphaned and in the charge of a Catholic priest in Birmingham. Through this priest, the direction of his life would emerge. He met his future wife in the boarding house where the priest had him and his younger brother lodged.
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In 1900, when he and his family had to move to Birmingham in order to be closer to King Edward’s School, Tolkien discovered Gaelic, a language toward which he showed a great interest and which “opened him to another linguistic world” (“le abrió otro mundo lingüístico”, Carpenter, 2002:37). When he returned to King Edward’s, after a year in St. Philip’s School, he started learning Greek; he already knew Latin as his mother had taught him at home. When his literature teacher read The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, in the original Middle-English “he decided to learn more about the history of the language” (Carpenter, 2002:39), “why languages are as they are” (“por qué eran como eran” Carpenter, 2002:46). His discovery of Anglo-Saxon was also an important element in his approaching to philology. As can be seen, his encounter with these ‘new-old’ languages was continuous: Old Norse, Gothic, etc.
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Mabel assigned her sons guardianship to a close friend, Father Francis (Doughan 1). Tolkien went to King Edward’s School for grade school, and he studied Anglo-Saxon and Germanic languages and classic literature at Exeter College, University of Oxford and graduated in 1915 ("J.R.R. Tolkien Biography" 1). The United Kingdom entered World War I in 1914, and Tolkien, who waited until after he graduated, enlisted as a second lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army; on March 22, 1916, before he left for France, he married his longtime sweetheart, Edith Bratt, with whom he had been in correspondence since he was sixteen, and during the... ... middle of paper ... ...nd arranged for “Beren” to be inscribed under his name after he died. These engravings are allusions to one of Tolkien’s stories about Lúthien, the most beautiful elf in Middle-Earth, who gives up immortality to be with the human she loves, Beren.