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Forum: The Books 07-05-2013, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Tar Elenion
I think I addressed that when I said mostly does...

I think I addressed that when I said mostly does not equal all. But yes, I think it is safe to assume that Galadriel was not a warrior. I think it quite safe to assume that in purely physical combat,...
Forum: The Books 07-05-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Exactly. To much stock can be put in the...

Exactly. To much stock can be put in the superlatives.
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Your quote from the note reads to me in this way: "especially Elrond" refers to him, like Galadriel, with conceptions of being able...
Forum: The Books 07-04-2013, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Contradiction, perhaps. But JRRT is fond of using...

Contradiction, perhaps. But JRRT is fond of using these superlatives, for various characters. However, in this instance it is a direct comparison, and I give it some weight.
As for your quote see...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2013, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Tar Elenion
"These two kinsfolk [Feanor & Galadriel], the...

"These two kinsfolk [Feanor & Galadriel], the greatest of the Eldar of Valinor, were unfriends for ever."14
Endnote 14:
"Who together with the greatest of all the Eldar, Luthien Tinuviel, daughter...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-13-2004, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Tar Elenion wrote: Aiwendil wrote: ...

Tar Elenion wrote:


Aiwendil wrote:

This seems (IMO) to indicate that Salgant was riding because he was 'old', and this would be determined by his appearence. I am not sure how to express my...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-12-2004, 09:30 PM
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Aiwendil got my point about Salgant riding (which...

Aiwendil got my point about Salgant riding (which seemed to me as well a general statement). The description of the riders from the 7th Gate and the captains and chieftains being mounted in UT...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 05-07-2004, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Tar Elenion
VE-5: TE-E {Eärendel} [Eärendil] {hears}...

VE-5:
TE-E {Eärendel} [Eärendil] {hears} [heard] a great song swelling from the sea as {Tur} [Tuor]'s skiff {dips} [dipped] over the world's rim. {His} [Great was his] passion of tears upon the...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 05-07-2004, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Tuor/Gondolin/Text (thread moved from private forum)

Page 2, change the period after "remained" to a comma

Page 21, note 18 gates of steel. Page 23 gates of iron refering to the gates of Gondolin.

Page 22 note 26, the Q&E statement does not have...
Forum: The Books 01-17-2004, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting The character Arwen is actually a very late...

The character Arwen is actually a very late addition to the text in the developement of LotR. She does not appear until after rewrites happening in 1944, IIRC. The original intent was for Aragorn and...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 12-13-2003, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting "There were four goblin-soldiers of greater...

"There were four goblin-soldiers of greater stature, swart, slant-eyed, with thick legs and large hands. They were armed with short broad-bladed swords, not with the curved scimitars usual with Orcs:...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 12-13-2003, 11:15 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting "There were four goblin-soldiers of greater...

"There were four goblin-soldiers of greater stature, swart, slant-eyed, with thick legs and large hands. They were armed with short broad-bladed swords, not with the curved scimitars usual with Orcs:...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 12-13-2003, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Letter 78 and the essay Quendi and Eldar in WotJ...

Letter 78 and the essay Quendi and Eldar in WotJ provide the possiblity of an attested to translation for 'Uruk-hai'. Letter 78 says "Urukhai is only a figure of speech. There are no genuine Uruks,...
Forum: The Books 12-12-2003, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,260
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting In Lothlorien Legolas says: "'It was a Balrog...

In Lothlorien Legolas says:
"'It was a Balrog of Morgoth,' said Legolas; `of all elf-banes the most deadly, save the One who sits in the Dark Tower.'"
Forum: The Books 12-11-2003, 11:56 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Mildly ironic to have 'Eol' asking this question....

Mildly ironic to have 'Eol' asking this question.
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"Then Eöl looked into the eyes of King Turgon, and he was not daunted, but stood long without word or movement while a still...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 11-30-2003, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,802
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Treebeard's speculation is just that, it is not a...

Treebeard's speculation is just that, it is not a statement of fact from the author.



This would be be your speculation, not a statement of fact from the author.


No, he did not write...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 11-28-2003, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,802
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting In the passage referred to the two types of...

In the passage referred to the two types of Half-orcs are juxtaposed against each other, not against Orcs: "Men-orcs large and cunning, and Orc-men treacherous and vile", and we do have two...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 11-28-2003, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,802
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting However he does not say that these "Men-Orcs" and...

However he does not say that these "Men-Orcs" and "Orc-men" are Uruk-hai.
Sauron also had Uruk-hai and there is no indication that he interbred Orcs and Men to 'create' them.
Forum: The Books 10-04-2003, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Why do you believe that the power of Nenya was...

Why do you believe that the power of Nenya was used to make the Phial?
Forum: The Books 10-03-2003, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,817
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Obloquy quoted the relevant portion of The...

Obloquy quoted the relevant portion of The Akallabeth which answers the various questions involved:
"There he took up again his great Ring in Barad-dûr, and dwelt there, dark and silent, until he...
Forum: The Books 09-01-2003, 10:26 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 20,012
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Thaks Rumil, it is on page 249 in the cloth...

Thaks Rumil, it is on page 249 in the cloth edition as well.
While 12000 and more horsed could have been raised (per UT) this was before the battles at Helm's Deep and the Fords of Isen.
Forum: The Books 08-30-2003, 02:05 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Rumil wrote: "In HoME 8 (for what its worth)...

Rumil wrote:
"In HoME 8 (for what its worth) the forces of Rohan are described as 10,000 cavalry and 10,000 infantry, made up of swordsmen, bowmen and light troops from the Dales, some mounted on...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-30-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,885
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting I think the 'far-sundered in kin' is the key...

I think the 'far-sundered in kin' is the key part. Arwen and Aragorn were first cousins but their parents were 'far-sundered' in kin (dozens of generations removed), Idril and Maeglin were directly...
Forum: The Books 08-18-2003, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Gil-galad never wore either Ring (in the final...

Gil-galad never wore either Ring (in the final battle or at any other time).

According to a narrative in UT Celebrimbor sent Vilya and Narya to Gil-galad. Gil-galad gave Vilya to Elrond just after...
Forum: The Books 08-17-2003, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Gil-galad never wore either of the Rings. Nor...

Gil-galad never wore either of the Rings. Nor would he have, Sauron still possessed the One.
Forum: The Books 08-14-2003, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tar Elenion
Sting Unlikely unless Cirdan was the father or...

Unlikely unless Cirdan was the father or grandfather etc. of Thingol, Olwe and Elmo.
As he is their kin, he is likely some sort of cousin and thus has parents as well.

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