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It is indeed! It didn't change much, did it?

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Thanks, Voronwë!

I like the ones that get mangled, so usually I have to try a number of quotes in TranslationParty. I think their software has gotten better with time; today took longer than usual to find something amusing, though enough has been retained that it might not be too difficult (maybe :P).
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I was long dissatisfied with the turnip, until we discovery Tokyo turnips, which are actually quite tasty.

Quick, someone warn the wooden vase!
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Spoken at Rohan? The king referred is Théoden?
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No and no.

Also, I forgot to note that this is from Unfinished Tales.
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Since no one else is venturing a guess:

"If the cub has a grievance, let him bring it to the King's judgement," answered Saeros. "But the drawing of swords here is not to be excused for any such cause. Outside the hall, if the woodwose draws on me, I shall kill him."

I'm not sure where the turnip came from, but woodwose becoming wooden vase makes a certain amount of sense.
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You've got it, Voronwë!

TranslationParty sometimes returns homonyms, particularly for uncommon words (though also memorably turning "Master Dwarf" into "Mustard Wharf"), and I assume woodwose > wooden vase is an instance of that. I'm similarly confused about the turnip, though.
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Easy one.

"But, my Father, what do you think will happen to the people in your house when your work becomes known?"
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From the Sil?
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Yes, if the question is whether it is from the book The Silmarillion.
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About Aulë and the Dwarves?
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Much later.
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:21 pm Yes, if the question is whether it is from the book The Silmarillion.
So Akallabêth or RoP?
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Yes!
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Does "house" appear in the original?
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Yes. The quote did not change all that much.
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Is it Elendil to Amandil?
But what think you, my father, is like to befall those of your house whom you leave behind, when your deed becomes known?
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Of course. :) Since we are not likely to hear any line like that in the new show.

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Thanks!
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I think translationparty gives its best work with Eldy.
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