Hello folks, This was something that I found odd while reading Tolkien's "The Two Towers" the other day. In the chapter, "The Choices of Master Samwise", Sam must make a choice as to whether to take the Ring of Sauron when he thinks that Frodo has been killed by Shelbob. After coming to his decision, Sam hears a group of Orcs approach, and is forced to use the ring. This is the dialogue that comes from them: "'Hola Gorbag! What are you doing up here? Had enough of war already?' 'Orders you lubber. And what are you doing Shagrat? Tired of lurking up there? Thinking of coming down to a fight?' Orders to you. I'm in command of this pass. So speak civil. What's your report?' 'Nothing.' 'Hai! Hai! yoi!' A yell broke into the exchanges of the leaders..." Pardon me for asking, but what in Mordor was Tolkien thinking by having Orcs speak a mixture of Spanish and Japanese? I know that Orc speech is supposed to be coarse and unimaginative. But this just doesn't make any sense.