Place item was collected
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Cali is a student at Utah State University. She’s from Texas, served an LDS mission in Montana, and she’s engaged!
We were just hanging out in our apartment and in her room when I was having another interviewee sign their release form when she overheard what we were talking about and mentioned that she used to speak Dwarfish in high school so I asked her more about it and it was casual.
Dwarfish is like what… Dwarfs…. Speak.
Me: like in Lord of the Rings too?
Yeah, my friend knew it and would write notes to me in it.
Me: Cool! How would you know what it said? Could you speak it too?
She would like write me.. a key. And I would just decipher it. [laughs]
Me: What grade were you in?
[laughs] um…. Senior year of high school. [laughs more]
She was happy and just enjoying the conversation.
Lynne S. McNeill
Semester and year
McDougal, Taylor, "High School Dwarfish" (2018). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 354.