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"Runes and the English letter values assigned to them by Tolkien, used in several of his original illustrations and designs for The Hobbit." - These are the normal values for Anglo-Saxon runes, and not at all what Tolkien used for Dwarvish - he mixed them all up!

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So. True. You have to be a grade-A Tolkien linguist to pronounce even a quarter of the names in that book correctly!

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