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Was it spoken to a dwarf?
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Elves singing?
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V, yes, everyone else, no.
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In The Hobbit?
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Spoken by a wizard?
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no and no
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Spoken in the Third Age?
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yes
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Spoken to Gimli?
"Spirits in the shape of hawks and eagles flew ever to and from his halls; and their eyes could see to the depths of the seas, and pierce the hidden caverns beneath the world."
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Nope
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Azog to Nár: "‘Come on, beardling! We can see you. But there is no need to be afraid today. We need you as a messenger."
"Spirits in the shape of hawks and eagles flew ever to and from his halls; and their eyes could see to the depths of the seas, and pierce the hidden caverns beneath the world."
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Wow. Impressive, V.
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Yup. And Yup.
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Here's a new one.

I don't like it even though I don't have anything.
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Was it spoken in the Third Age?

Also, is the translation accurate?
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No, and not really.
"Spirits in the shape of hawks and eagles flew ever to and from his halls; and their eyes could see to the depths of the seas, and pierce the hidden caverns beneath the world."
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Is “it” an object?
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The word "it" is not in the original quote.
"Spirits in the shape of hawks and eagles flew ever to and from his halls; and their eyes could see to the depths of the seas, and pierce the hidden caverns beneath the world."
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Does "it" take the place of some other pronoun? Like "I don't like him/her/you/them"?
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Yes (though I don't really see how it went from one to the other).
"Spirits in the shape of hawks and eagles flew ever to and from his halls; and their eyes could see to the depths of the seas, and pierce the hidden caverns beneath the world."
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