Talk

Our final word for the paragraph 08.016, unless I can talk myself into doing “about” for next time. Apparently this happens only sixty three times, about ten percent of the number of uses of “say”.

• 1.037 Balin and Dwalin were talking at the table like old friends
• 1.043 and talked about mines
• 1.060 and talked
• 1.060 and talked,
• 1.063 and stayed talking to Gandalf –
• 1.095 It is all very well for Gandalf to talk about this hobbit being fierce,
• 1.097 what you are talking about,
• 1.098 I was talking about you.
• 1.120 and haven’t we been talking about all this for hours?’
• 1.140 I think we have talked long enough for one night,
• 2.029 the others were too grumpy to talk.
• 2.032 talked most,
• 2.065 till he talks!”
• 2.094 He thought Tom was talking.
• 2.095 “Don’t talk to yerself!” said Tom.
• 3.023 talking merrily with them.
• 4.002 and they did not dare to sing or talk too loud,
• 4.013 They talked
• 4.013 and talked,
• 5.054 talking of fish,
• 5.063 He was talking to himself,
• 5.083 What was Gollum talking about?
• 5.112 and began to talk.
• 5.118 Then let’s stop talking, precious,
• 6.004 In one of these dells under the bushes people were talking.
• 6.020 because I heard him talking to himself.
• 6.023 when he talked about dodging guards,
• 6.060 and as if all their talk was about cruel
• 6.063 This was dreadful talk to listen to,
• 6.094 As Bilbo listened to the talk of Gandalf
• 7.019 when they heard the wizard talking like this to Bilbo.
• 7.023 and talk to him.
• 7.092 like animal noises turned into talk.
• 7.132 they began to talk
• 7.152 you had better get off without any more talk!’
• 8.016 Mr. Baggins is talking about.’
• 8.049 In fact if you can’t talk about something else,
• 8.062 I shall send Mr. Baggins alone first to talk to them.
• 8.081 They were talking about the dwarves!
• 8.126 Long after the others had stopped talking
• 9.013 to overhear some of the guards talking
• 9.014 and had a long whispered talk
• 9.019 listening to the talk of the king’s servants,
• 9.026 The butler went on talking
• 9.039 and talking into the cellars
• 10.003 As he listened to the talk of the raftmen
• 10.003 The talk was all of the trade that came
• 12.019 and talking delightedly of the recovery of their treasure,
• 12.058 This of course is the way to talk to dragons,
• 12.058 No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk
• 12.062 Don’t talk to me!’
• 12.089 in talking to a dragon,
• 12.090 All the while they talked the thrush listened,
• 12.090 And all the while they talked
• 12.094 and went on talking.
• 12.095 The talk turned to the dragon’s wicked words
• 12.096 From that the talk turned
• 12.098 All through their talk
• 13.071 In all their talk they came perpetually back to one thing:
• 14.028 And in the very midst of their talk
• 14.038 he found talk running like fire among the people
• 15.043 and the talk:
• 19.043 They fell to talking of their times together,

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