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Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-29-2017, 05:16 PM
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Views: 5,930
Posted By gandalf85
These comments are based on the latest version of...

These comments are based on the latest version of the text I received from Findegil. A few general notes pertaining to the whole text:

1) There is an instance where the term "the Powers" is used....
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-11-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,520
Posted By gandalf85
I was actually thinking of some of the more...

I was actually thinking of some of the more fantastical elements of the Adventures of Tom Bombadil when bringing up that question. I agree with the conclusion you guys came to: It is entirely within...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-11-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,520
Posted By gandalf85
Responding to both Findegil and Arcus: 1. ...

Responding to both Findegil and Arcus:

1. OK, I was unaware of this spelling.

3. That's what I assumed, I just wanted to be clear.

4. There are further statements in "Laws and Customs"...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-08-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,520
Posted By gandalf85
I have looked through the latest draft sent to me...

I have looked through the latest draft sent to me by Arcus and read through the comments in this thread. You guys have already come to a consensus on this, but I think the section on the weaponry of...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-02-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By gandalf85
The first sentence is "Now Ulmo, by the counsel...

The first sentence is "Now Ulmo, by the counsel of the Valar, came to the shores of Middle-Earth and spoke to the eldar;...". Then the second and third sentences are "There they waited and gazed...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-28-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 32,293
Posted By gandalf85
My major objection to the Athrabeth being a part...

My major objection to the Athrabeth being a part of the Quenta itself is that it is primarily a philosophical discussion which really don't aid or progress the narrative of the Quenta and it may not...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-27-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By gandalf85
You're probably right about Elwe, I had just...

You're probably right about Elwe, I had just forgotten about it.

Yeah, a major recurring theme through Tolkien's works is that lust for a material object can cloud your judgment and ultimately...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-26-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 32,293
Posted By gandalf85
A few questions: 1) I cannot find "6 Of...

A few questions:

1) I cannot find "6 Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie Draft" anywhere and the only topic related to "7 Of the Darkening of Valinor: Of Finwë and Míriel Semi-finished" is...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-26-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By gandalf85
Forgive me, I haven't read through "Of the Coming...

Forgive me, I haven't read through "Of the Coming of the Elves," that topic has a ton of changes and additions and it's difficult to follow through to the final text. I didn't know Tolkien had...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-26-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,241
Posted By gandalf85
Thanks for the welcome Findegil! I personally...

Thanks for the welcome Findegil! I personally would have voted for the flat Earth which was reshaped after Numenor was drowned. I just think it's a very unique and interesting part of the mythology....
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-26-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,927
Posted By gandalf85
1. Palurien does sound really pretty to my ears,...

1. Palurien does sound really pretty to my ears, but I agree that three names is a bit too much. As long as when we first introduce her we use both names, I'm OK with using Yavanna and Kementari...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-26-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,241
Posted By gandalf85
Haha, I can definitely imagine you two driving...

Haha, I can definitely imagine you two driving each other crazy. I'm currently a PhD candidate in electrical engineering, so my free time oscillates wildly depending on when I have...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-25-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,927
Posted By gandalf85
I agree with Arcus that this chapter is really...

I agree with Arcus that this chapter is really good. The description of the tress is some beautiful writing. I also think skipping the chapters in VT-EX-01 makes sense with the revisions you made...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-25-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,241
Posted By gandalf85
I'm new to this forum so I apologize if I am...

I'm new to this forum so I apologize if I am misinterpreting how to read the draft. Here are some suggestions:



So the text will go as follows: "And there was strife between Melkor and the...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-23-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 38,285
Posted By gandalf85
Are you guys still working on this? It's been a...

Are you guys still working on this? It's been a while since anyone has posted in the public forums. I honestly don't think I'd have time to write anything myself, but I'd love to review anything...
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