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Forum: The Books 01-20-2005, 02:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,413
Posted By Petty Dwarf
1420! Very impressive post, Child. Just some...

Very impressive post, Child.

Just some anthropological tidbits to toss out there: Burials and burial mounds are likely the most ancient form of funerary practice. In lesser-developed agrarian...
Forum: The Books 01-20-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,081
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Sauron's dominion wasn't built on actual...

Sauron's dominion wasn't built on actual darkness. Confusion, lies, betrayal, and ignorance put the "dark" in the Dark Years. Had the Fourth Age become covered in this "second darkness" the moon and...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 01-13-2005, 11:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 24,080
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Thumbs up All this work on Doriath looks fantastic, guys....

All this work on Doriath looks fantastic, guys. You make it look like it could have been done in 1977.
Forum: The Books 01-13-2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,447
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Dark-Eye Yes, dwarf women had beards. They also, like...

Yes, dwarf women had beards. They also, like dwarf-men, had enormous breasts.

:eek:
Forum: The Books 01-13-2005, 06:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,263
Posted By Petty Dwarf
The definition does seem certain: ëalar are...

The definition does seem certain: ëalar are unhoused spirits. "Beings" in the sense that they exist regardless of embodiment. Obviously all Ainur were ëalar. But an unhoused elf or humans after...
Forum: The Books 01-11-2005, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,263
Posted By Petty Dwarf
White-Hand I don't know if I agree with Boldogs being tied...

I don't know if I agree with Boldogs being tied to a single incarnate form. Leaving room for variability I'm sure some could have been, while others were not. I always read the sentence "Thus it was...
Forum: The Books 01-10-2005, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,263
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Boldogs, Gothmogs and Sauron's New Clothes

Two things leading up to this thread: I was reading through the orc material in Myths Transformed and the discussion on the Ring's part in Sauron's several re-embodiments that was taking place in...
Forum: The Books 01-10-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,935
Posted By Petty Dwarf
I don't think this is a good example of sanwe...

I don't think this is a good example of sanwe taking place, Heren, but rather dreadful intimidation. Gorlim told Sauron what he wanted to know, but probably with spoken language not...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 04-30-2004, 06:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,895
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Exactly. It's an inappropriate intrusion into the...

Exactly. It's an inappropriate intrusion into the text. I don't think Tolkien even wrote that in the modern Translator's voice, but his own for the benefit of his successors.

I still believe the...
Forum: The Books 04-06-2004, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By Petty Dwarf
I never quite understood why the Tolkien Estate...

I never quite understood why the Tolkien Estate doesn't own the copyright to Bilbo's Last Song, so I dug and found this interesting bit in a press release from Random House:
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 04-06-2004, 02:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,895
Posted By Petty Dwarf
It seems like the perfect place to put it. The...

It seems like the perfect place to put it. The only other possible place would be in The History of Galadriel and Celeborn. Of course the Celeborn origin is another Gil-galadesque situation.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 04-01-2004, 04:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,895
Posted By Petty Dwarf
We should solve one problem at a time, because it...

We should solve one problem at a time, because it seems like we all have various directions we want to take certain parts of the story.

So far we have (in order of relative importance):
...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-31-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,895
Posted By Petty Dwarf
I've always been partial to something like this...

I've always been partial to something like this (since last year in The Lay of Earendil (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=4445)). And now that I've sat on it, the preamble from the LoE...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-28-2004, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,147
Posted By Petty Dwarf
So we can't see the finished work at all anymore?...

So we can't see the finished work at all anymore? Or will it have to be in some convoluted fashion?

Did someone contact you, antoine? If so there probably was an Estate spy looking in on the...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-23-2004, 09:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,483
Posted By Petty Dwarf
I have a few more thoughts before the entire...

I have a few more thoughts before the entire matter is settled.



Aiwendil wrote: These could suggest Pendoloð was adding on to Rúmil at those points, but I find that doubtful. They contain...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-22-2004, 12:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,895
Posted By Petty Dwarf
This Gil-Galad thing is Yavanna-tree of VoE. ...

This Gil-Galad thing is Yavanna-tree of VoE.

I think my wording was awkward...but it was purely for example. Here's another, again, excuse shoddy notation:

Are you sure with keeping the...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-22-2004, 12:08 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,483
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Well, look at the section from Ainu§25... It's...

Well, look at the section from Ainu§25... It's not that it's impossible to deal with the intrusion of the first person singular "I myself...have seen", it's just awkward to do so as an editor...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-20-2004, 06:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,895
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Now that I think about it, if we want to be all...

Now that I think about it, if we want to be all inclusive, maybe the Lay introduction works well. But not without mention, and certainly there's no need to delete the mention of the Lay later on. A...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-20-2004, 05:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,483
Posted By Petty Dwarf
It might give the wording to Rúmil, but it might...

It might give the wording to Rúmil, but it might not. The ultimate author of this version we're dealing with is Pengoloð. True, he styled it after Rúmil's in Valinor, but that version and its author...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-18-2004, 04:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,895
Posted By Petty Dwarf
** Revising The Voyage of Earendil

How can that happen? It exists as a separate work since The Lay of Eärendil is alluded to in the chapter.

VE-4: Quendi should be Vanyar, or the more expansive Calaquendi.

VE-11: Am I alone in...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-06-2004, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,052
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Re: What Next?

1. If I hadn't been back yet and I got the FoG draft in an email I know I'd stop in. It is scary to have so many people getting a hold of a transitional text (maybe even some spies of the Estate?).
...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-05-2004, 08:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 39,246
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Boots Well, I'm back. Due to circumstances far...

Well, I'm back.

Due to circumstances far beyond my control (ranging from a move from Queens to Brooklyn, transitions in and out of a job or two, to death) I've been sadly unable to post around...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-16-2003, 06:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,483
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Sting It's hard to do this...we'd have to write for the...

It's hard to do this...we'd have to write for the Translator, and we're definitely not doing that.



Unless we state that the Yavanna tree was seen by some of the Exiles. This would be a flag...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-12-2003, 11:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,483
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Sting I don't know, antoine... That text...

I don't know, antoine...



That text is still functioning on the idea that it was Aelfwine's rendering of Pengolod's speech. We've voted against Aelfwine and made Pengolod a writer.
...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-10-2003, 06:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,483
Posted By Petty Dwarf
Sting Two quick things: I think "Behold the towers...

Two quick things:

I think "Behold the towers and mansions of ice!" should be put back in; but how does everyone feel about it?

Yavanna-tree Situation:
The whole statement is a little out of...
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