One Ring

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One Ring

the forged by the Dark Lord, it gave invisibility and long life but corrupted its users. [Br. Lit.: J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings in Magill IV, 326]
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Matthews (dated 13-15 June 1964), which Tolkien placed in the same file as "Words, Phrases and Passages": "the archaic ring-inscription burzumishi is evidently made up of this stem + a particularizing suffix or 'article' um, and an enclitic 'preposition' ishi 'in, inside'" (Tolkien 2007: 12).
In a letter to Fauskanger reproduced in the essay "Orkish and the Black Speech: a base language for base purposes," the historian Alexandre Nemirovsky observes that the main points of grammar, evident in the ring-inscription alone, narrows the range of possible sources quite considerably: "cases are expressed by post-logs (ishi), only the Nominative case has a zero ending (nazg), and [...] the personal pronoun naming the object of a transitive action is included in the verbal form only" (Nemirovsky 2008).