The Tolkien Translation Game!

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Did it really come out with those odd spaces in "Do n't"?

This is almost certainly Gollumn in the Dead Marshes:
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It really did. And yes, that is the quote.

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I like how this one turned out:
I don't want to be a queen anymore.
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And again she looked at Faramir. ''No longer do I desire to be a queen," she said.

And assuming that's the quote, here's another:
A wonderful man, but his memory is like a wooden room.
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Sounds like Barliman
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Yes.
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Well what?
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I assume he means, "well, Alatar, are you going to give the answer since you obviously know what it is." Or something like that.
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It's just as well that Willow as an adult has developed enough of a formidable presence to be sufficiently threatening when appropriate. For example, I don't think she could have pulled it off in her puppy days:
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Aw, that's just irresistible.
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Sorry, I'm pretty hit and miss these days. Busy.
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Since it doesn't appear that Al is going to give the quote, I believe it is from the third postscript from Gandalf's letter to Frodo that Barliman failed to send: "A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-roam: thing wanted always buried."
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Exactly.
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Apologies. I was away.
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This was significantly reduced from the original.

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From the Hobbit or LOTR?
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Was it spoken in Bree?
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Inanna, Hobbit. (So, Jude, no.)
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Sounds like the Unexpected Party but I'd have to check the books to figure which speaker.
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