Eucatastrophe (pg 26-27)
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Eucatastrophe (pg 26-27)

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J.R.R. Tolkien, best known as the author of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, made significant contributions to enriching the English vocabulary through his extensive world-building and linguistic creativity. His creation of languages such as Elvish, Dwarvish, and others led to the introduction of numerous new words into English. Tolkien's attention to detail in crafting his fictional languages and cultures resulted in the incorporation of words like "hobbit," "orc"  and "Ent," into the English lexicon. 

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Explain the term "eucatastrophe". Give examples of such events in the history of humankind.

Slide 5 - Open vraag

Who is J.R.R. Tolkien and what was the main idea of his essay based on a lecture he had delivered in Scotland? 

In which period of his literary life Tolkien came up with the new coinage: "eucatastrophe"? 

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Is it to expect that the word eucatastrophe will go mainstream? Why (not)?

Slide 7 - Open vraag

Why does this Tolkien's concept attract the attention of contemporary scholars? 

Which other fields than literary research the concept of eucatastrophe at these times? (Mention Cotton-Barratt and Ord.) Why? 

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Which new word has been found to replace Tolkien's eucatastrophe?
Would Tolkien approve?

Slide 9 - Open vraag

Have you ever experienced any 'personal eucatastrophe' ? 

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The YouTube channel Tureng offers newly coined words which haven't made it to dictionary yet.
 A few examples:  


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Write a dictionary entry for this word:

Slide 15 - Open vraag

Internest: a cosy place in which you can search the internet

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Write a dictionary entry for this word:

Slide 17 - Open vraag

Chiptease: When you buy a bag of chips thinking that it will be full of chips but when you open the bag it's barely full.

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Write a dictionary entry for this word:

Slide 19 - Open vraag

Askhole: A person who constantly asks for your advice, yet ALWAYS does the complete opposite of what you told them to do.

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Write a dictionary entry for this word:

Slide 21 - Open vraag

Ambitchious: fiercely determined to get your life together by any means necessary to become the best self after wrong turns

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Write a dictionary entry for this word:

Slide 23 - Open vraag

Errorist: One who encourages and propagates error.

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Have you ever created a new word? If yes, write down its dictionary entry.

Slide 25 - Open vraag