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TL;DR – It’s not so much that Boromir is “un-Numenorean” compared to Denethor/Faramir, it’s more that Faramir, like Denethor, is a throwback to the Númenóreans from before the Akallabêth. Boromir, is more representative of other Gondorian lords of their time The sons of Denethor II, Boromir and Faramir, are descended through their father from the Steward of ...


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I think you answered your own question. But I'll add my 2 cents here. As you probably know, Westron is based on Adûnaic, that is, the language of Númenor. Helge Kåre Fauskanger quotes David Salo, who he said suggests that Westron has a phonology very similar to late Adûnaic. And Adûnaic was intended to have a "faintly Semitic flavour" or style, as ...


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