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Forum: The Books Today, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
White Tree Two sets of objects jump to mind (sort of). The...

Two sets of objects jump to mind (sort of). The first is the heirlooms of Numenor, the ones the Edain brought from Beleriand. They include the Ring of Barahir and Narsil, the sword of unspecified...
Forum: The Books 01-21-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,286
Posted By Huinesoron
mindil - these are some absolutely brilliant...

mindil - these are some absolutely brilliant posts. :D One thing that ties in very nicely with this theory is the way Tolkien tried to introduce Numenor - both of his first(?) attempts to write the...
Forum: The Books 01-17-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Huinesoron
Silmaril As so many others have said - he was a worthy...

As so many others have said - he was a worthy guardian of Middle-earth, and will be sorely missed. I am so pleased, though, that he managed to publish all three of the Great Tales under their own...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-15-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Huinesoron
Pipe The Silmarillion in the Vernacular

I have accidentally committed myself to retelling the Silmarillion in the vernacular to my children, aged 7 and 9.

This began because I foolishly attempted to explain why feeling guilty means you...
Forum: The Movies 01-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,471
Posted By Huinesoron
Well, as of yesterday we have 15 cast members...

Well, as of yesterday we have 15 cast members (https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/everything-we-know-about-the-lord-of-the-rings-amazon-series/), which includes several we already knew.
...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-12-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
Second T: Not all TEARS are an evil. Second...

Second T: Not all TEARS are an evil.

Second E: A sailor has SEA LEGS, which in the singular becomes the majestic EAGLES.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 12-08-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
How about TOL BRANDIR? Don + ...well, I don't...

How about TOL BRANDIR? Don + ...well, I don't know, but it does include 'don' and start with T.

hS
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-06-2019, 09:22 AM
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Views: 382,816
Posted By Huinesoron
Thirded! Happy birthday G55! hS

Thirded! Happy birthday G55!

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 12-06-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
First O: didn't ODO PROUDFOOT put the feet in...

First O: didn't ODO PROUDFOOT put the feet in question up on the table?

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 12-06-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
Second H... sigh, again. Is it a HOB that someone...

Second H... sigh, again. Is it a HOB that someone BIT ON?

(HOBBITON)

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 12-06-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8,586
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Posted By Huinesoron
Forgot about this... because PRE+S+TOR hit my...

Forgot about this... because PRE+S+TOR hit my 'that looks like a name' button, and then I remembered where I recognised it from.

(Though honestly, 'lost eastern kingdom of Numenorean Faithful'...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-06-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
G: GILD + OR? ('I draan'... good grief,...

G: GILD + OR?

('I draan'... good grief, Pervinca. :D)

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 12-06-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
Oh, nice! Hopefully we can knock down the...

Oh, nice! Hopefully we can knock down the remaining clues nice and quickly now. :)

S: 50p is a silver coin, so this clue describes a SILVER LOAD... sorry, SILVERLODE.

G: I'm wondering at...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-05-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
Ah, there it is. #3 ERE + S + reversed ROT =...

Ah, there it is. #3 ERE + S + reversed ROT = ERESTOR.

(I was stuck with 'pre' for 'before', and wound up getting sidetracked wondering if Tolkien had included any version of Prester John in his...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-05-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
A dubious guess for #14: is he HALF FAST (ie,...

A dubious guess for #14: is he HALF FAST (ie, still, steady), = HALFAST?

15: I was assuming Hola, but it seems VALE is a Spanish greeting too. Balin's dad is Fundin, and if we remove F for forward...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-04-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
#21: So does he shout "NO B!"? #4: I thought...

#21: So does he shout "NO B!"?

#4: I thought this was like a pop/rock thing, but apparently Claude Debussy is a classical composer. One of his works was Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, which......
Forum: The Books 12-04-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,036
Posted By Huinesoron
I'd tend to agree with this idea: it was, after...

I'd tend to agree with this idea: it was, after all, the collecting that Sam is said to have felt himself on parole from, not the passing on of the information.

To put it another way: Hobbits set...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-04-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
Okay, let's see: #9: WITHER - ER, + Y (from...

Okay, let's see:

#9: WITHER - ER, + Y (from the French), + DWINDLE - D = WITHYWINDLE.

#5: DORIATH - TH + ER = ERIADOR.

The straight clues are a good balance between helpful and vague, so...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-03-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
Can I check whether my guess at Laurelin is...

Can I check whether my guess at Laurelin is wrong, or whether you just missed it?

If it's not Laurelin, then... maybe another name for Laurelin? :D She was named Lindeloksë and Lasgalen, though no...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-03-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
L: I tried Lebethron, but then remembered, oh...

L: I tried Lebethron, but then remembered, oh yeah, there's Two Trees... LAURELIN is reversed NILE + ... vowel-switched REAL, maybe? Oh, no, it's RULE.

P: well, your link suggests PILINEHTAR,...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-29-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
As + Lego = AEGLOS, the snowthorn of Amon Rûdh. ...

As + Lego = AEGLOS, the snowthorn of Amon Rûdh.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 11-28-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
4: seems likely to be based on 'whale', but could...

4: seems likely to be based on 'whale', but could be something else. Are otters aquatic? Because they have a decent set of letters to spin up and splice with an element.

5: I'm guessing...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-25-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 356,464
Posted By Huinesoron
LENT is the most obvious period of fasting,...

LENT is the most obvious period of fasting, followed I think by RAMADAN, which is a bit long. Obviously neither of them work with those possibilities.

Caviar is fish eggs, or maybe fish jam, +a...
Forum: The Books 11-20-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Huinesoron
Ha, good catch. The fact that they were typed up...

Ha, good catch. The fact that they were typed up for students is really interesting, because it might make sense of that caption on the cover:

Mál-rúnar skaltu kunna

Google Translate identifies...
Forum: The Books 11-14-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Huinesoron
Pipe Songs for the Philologists

Do you know what the rarest Tolkien book is? It's not any sort of first edition, or anything of that kind: it's Songs for the Philologists (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_for_the_Philologists),...
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