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Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-05-2020, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
My objection comes down to my view that MT VI...

My objection comes down to my view that MT VI text is not a narrative; it's an outline for a new narrative that Tolkien never wrote. For me, this is a clear case for principle 2b, "proposed changes...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-19-2020, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
We'll have to come back to the big unresolved...

We'll have to come back to the big unresolved issues regarding Myths Transformed, but for now here are some more comments up to CE-EX-52.

CE-EX-44: Typo "brook" for "broke":


Also, there's a...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-19-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 223
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Posted By Aiwendil
Lindil! Great to see you, and congratulations. ...

Lindil! Great to see you, and congratulations. Yes, the project continues to creep along - Findegil really deserves the credit for that, as he's always ready to pick it up again whenever I manage...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-15-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 223
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Posted By Aiwendil
Just wanted to say that I'm still here and I'm in...

Just wanted to say that I'm still here and I'm in the process of reading through and commenting on "Of the Coming of the Elves". Apologies for being so slow.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-23-2020, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Very glad to see you're still around! Again, I'm...

Very glad to see you're still around! Again, I'm sorry that I haven't found the time to revive this for a while.

I think when I was last here we were discussing "Of the Coming of the Elves", so...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-19-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 101,301
Posted By Aiwendil
Once again, I've got to apologize for neglecting...

Once again, I've got to apologize for neglecting this project. I do hope I can find some time soon to take it up again.
Forum: The Books 01-23-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,664
Posted By Aiwendil
Christopher Tolkien's death has hit me harder...

Christopher Tolkien's death has hit me harder than a celebrity death has for a long time. If I could have chosen any celebrity to meet, it likely would have been him.

Everyone here knows how...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 06-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,308
Posted By Aiwendil
I've been trying to find a chunk of time to...

I've been trying to find a chunk of time to continue reviewing this chapter. I'll really make an effort to do so in the next two or three days.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 04-06-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,308
Posted By Aiwendil
Continuing to work through this slowly, as we now...

Continuing to work through this slowly, as we now come to what I think may be the most difficult (or at least most contentious) bit.



I’m unsure about “Falman” and “Vailimo”. I see that...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-23-2019, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
I continue to make my way through this slowly. ...

I continue to make my way through this slowly. Some more comments for now:

CE-EX-25: I suppose LQ does add some details here that may be worth including, but I think that since we have included...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-20-2019, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Agreed. You have a good point here,...

Agreed.



You have a good point here, and it's probably worth some heavier editing to keep that thread. However, in your first draft I find a redundancy between LQ and AAm, as we twice tell...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-18-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Aiwendil
I got off to a good start but then got bogged...

I got off to a good start but then got bogged down with some other things. I think I'll post the comments I have so far, which mainly address the easier early parts.

I think I prefer my selection...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-05-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,308
Posted By Aiwendil
Sorry again I've been taking so long with this. ...

Sorry again I've been taking so long with this. I was going to try to write an all-encompassing post, but perhaps it's better if I just post what I have for now.

As an exercise, I tried...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 01-20-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,308
Posted By Aiwendil
Just wanted to let you know that I am now looking...

Just wanted to let you know that I am now looking at this chapter. My plan is to generate a version of my own first, before looking at Findegil's and ArcusCalion's, just to see how different it ends...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 12-17-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 101,301
Posted By Aiwendil
Sorry for the absence in recent weeks. I should...

Sorry for the absence in recent weeks. I should have some time to get back into things in the next few weeks, and I think I'll start by reviewing the work on "The Coming of the Elves" unless you...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-19-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,458
Posted By Aiwendil
This looks good to me. I also think ArcusCalion...

This looks good to me. I also think ArcusCalion is probably right that we must remove this reference to the scantiness of the treasure of Nargothrond.

One small correction. In RD-EX-40:


...
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 48,347
Posted By Aiwendil
Thanks to Huinerson for that summary; it was...

Thanks to Huinerson for that summary; it was fascinating. As noted, it is third-hand information, so it may not be completely accurate, but (and this is entirely subjective) judging by Boorman's...
Forum: The Books 11-14-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,241
Posted By Aiwendil
And even in that case, the Valar themselves...

And even in that case, the Valar themselves didn't act; they merely petitioned Iluvatar to intervene, and Iluvatar took action.

It seems that the Valar had been somewhat traumatized by the...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-12-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,458
Posted By Aiwendil
You're right; I didn't review our text...

You're right; I didn't review our text sufficiently. I think the two phases of smithying could be retained (i.e. I don't think it's necessarily contradicted by more authoritative sources), but I...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-10-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,458
Posted By Aiwendil
This looks good to me. On small note is that...

This looks good to me. On small note is that looking again at RD-EX-36.5, I don't think the editorial addition is actually needed. It's clear from the previous paragraph that they are working on...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-05-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,458
Posted By Aiwendil
Oh, I see - we somehow never name the necklace...

Oh, I see - we somehow never name the necklace when it first appears. I would have no real objection to adding something like what you suggest. Though if it is not named when first made in the LT...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,458
Posted By Aiwendil
But if we discount this statement by Christopher...

But if we discount this statement by Christopher Tolkien without further evidence, then shouldn't we keep the story that the Nauglamir was not made until Thingol commissioned the Dwarves to craft the...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-03-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,458
Posted By Aiwendil
RD-SL-27: I've just read through our discussion...

RD-SL-27: I've just read through our discussion of this from years ago, and it is such an obscure and complex issue that I can easily believe that a reasonable person could come to either conclusion...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-07-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aiwendil
This looks good to me - I think we can consider...

This looks good to me - I think we can consider it done. Would that all the chapters were this easy! But then we'd have a lot less fun.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-05-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 101,301
Posted By Aiwendil
Ah, yes, you're right - I misread your post above...

Ah, yes, you're right - I misread your post above and thought you meant we hadn't finalized it yet.
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