The Tolkien Road

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0172 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – The Tale of Years Pt1

As you’ve probably heard by now, the upcoming LOTR TV show will focus heavily on the story of Númenor and the Second Age of Middle-earth. Of the three Ages of Middle-earth, this is the one that we know the least about. For that reason, we thought it would be good to revisit the Second Age and really get our hands dirty in the details. Over the next several episodes, we’ll be embarking on a quest to make you as knowledgeable about Middle-earth’s Second Age as possible. On this week’s episode, we’ll be examining the timeline of this Age as found in Appendix B of The Lord of the Rings.

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  1. C is pronounced as k
    G is pronounced as g (begin, get), not gin
    EA with the umlaut above the a is pronounced eh -ah
    AI is pronounced as eye
    AE is pronounced as ah – eh or the same as AI
    OI is as in boy
    OE is oh – eh or the same as OI
    For more on pronunciation and stress watch the Tolkien Geek’s video on YouTube.


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