The Tolkien Translation Game!

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Is it a *significant* sentence?
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Not said in Mordor, none of those verbs are the right one...

Significance is in the eye of the reader. I would say it is significant.

Maybe you could describe it as someone saying what he knows to be true, but wants it confirmed explicitly just to be sure.
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I think it might be "follow" ;)
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It's not follow...
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Dammit. :)
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And I can't...
Go?
Stop?
Wait?
Fail?
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was a 2020 planner.

"Does anyone ever think about Denethor, the guy driven to madness by staying up late into the night alone in the dark staring at a flickering device he believed revealed unvarnished truth about the outside word, but which in fact showed mostly manipulated media created by a hostile power committed to portraying nothing but bad news framed in the worst possible way in order to sap hope, courage, and the will to go on? Seems like he's someone we should think about." - Dave_LF
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None of those...
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Alatar, even though you got the verb wrong, I've got a feeling you might be thinking of the correct quote...
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Aha, so it is related to Sam following Frodo? At the Grey Havens?

"And I can't follow" -->
"and I can't come with you"

AHA!

"And I can't come"
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That's it!

Can you identify when it was spoken?
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Gimme 5.
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On September 21st, Frodo and Sam set out together. Sam thought he wast setting Frodo towards Rivendell to see Bilbo. But, of course, Bilbo (with Elrond and Galadriel) met them the next day and that is when Sam realized that Frodo was not going to Rivendell, but to the Havens.

Where are you going, Master?

To the Havens, Sam

And I can't come.
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That's it! Your turn!
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New quote:
For your safety, you can return to the hall.
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Was this spoken as a taunt/insult, or as a bit of friendly advice?
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The meaning is entirely changed. It was just a statement of fact.
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Is it said in Rivendell?
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Nope. Further out from Rivendell, if we consider Shire as a starting point.
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In Rohan?
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