hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Communication Challenge: Speech - Learning the Language

Title: Learning the Language
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Aerin and Brodda's sister (OFC)
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Silm, CoH
Disclaimer: I'm neither JRRT nor PJ. I hope nobody minds.

Brodda speaks fluent Sindarin with a heavy accent, Broddun, his sister, only a few words of Adunaic. Aerin learns the speech of the Easterlings from Broddun. It involves a lot of pointing and dramatic gestures. Easterling speech has strange and difficult sounds; Aerin almost chokes trying to distinguish two of its consonants. Broddun bursts out giggling, looks remorseful and quickly hides her grin behind uplifted hands. Never mind—it is still a far kinder sound than the drunken jeers of Brodda’s warriors in the hall. Months later, Aerin remembers and understands what it was she said.
She begins laughing, too.
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