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Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-21-2009, 03:16 PM
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Views: 5,066
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Beren and Lúthien - prose version?

I noticed in the Beren and Lúthien thread below that the editors have mainly relied on the Lay of Leithian directly for this story. While I certainly support an effort to update the Lay, it's pretty...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-16-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,167
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Hello. I have returned from an absence of years;...

Hello. I have returned from an absence of years; my interest in this project has recently been renewed. You're still doing such excellent work after all these years. I've not had much of a part aside...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 12-03-2007, 10:05 PM
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Views: 11,132
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Yes, I do suggest that. It works well enough,...

Yes, I do suggest that. It works well enough, better than an obsolete Sindarin name. :)
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 12-02-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,498
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Thank you. If we are going to use that Ros...

Thank you.

If we are going to use that Ros segment, should we replace Atani with Edain? This is potentially a big issue—sometimes the word Atani means "all Men", and other times it is used as a...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 12-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,132
Posted By Tar-Telperien
This name does not "fit" into later Sindarin for...

This name does not "fit" into later Sindarin for me, and I managed to find out why: after scrolling through my Dragon Flame Sindarin dictionary, I discovered that the only multisyllabic Sindarin...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 12-02-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,498
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Ah, I am so glad someone suggested this addition....

Ah, I am so glad someone suggested this addition. I loved that description in the Ros writing, and it helps flesh out the details of this important event. However, I think that the first sentence...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 12-02-2007, 04:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,606
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Hello, everyone. I have looked at many of...

Hello, everyone.

I have looked at many of the threads here and am impressed by your work. I would like to join this project. I have studied the Elvish languages a fair amount and am fairly well...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-30-2007, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Nope, not sexist at all.

Nope, not sexist at all.
Forum: The Books 02-14-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
You're entirely supposed to; I never contradicted...

You're entirely supposed to; I never contradicted this. The entire Akallabęth stresses that the turning away of the Númenóreans from the Valar was one of the prime causes of their fate.



My...
Forum: The Books 02-13-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
I was talking about the extent to which they were...

I was talking about the extent to which they were fated to become corrupt was probably at least somewhat determined by the gifts of the very Valar they rebelled against, as Lalwendë pointed out. In...
Forum: The Books 02-12-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Yes, this is a very common reading. The people...

Yes, this is a very common reading. The people and King had to have a certain degree of folly and pride before they would bring Sauron to their land, after all. However, to some degree this way of...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Of course. That is, I strongly believe, the way...

Of course. That is, I strongly believe, the way Tolkien viewed his constructed world as interacting with ours (especially when one considers the "Old Hope" idea discussed in the Athrabeth). That is...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2007, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,156
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Well, the majority of Númenor's latter-day...

Well, the majority of Númenor's latter-day populace displayed Envy par excellence. Envy doesn't usually get as much attention as some of the other sins, so it is interesting to read a story in which...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2007, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By Tar-Telperien
I would like to get back on topic as well, but I...

I would like to get back on topic as well, but I must say you misunderstood my point about Christianity. What I was referring to is the idea of Mankind's "place" and "duty" in the world. In Christian...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
I thought I explained that not "knowing his...

I thought I explained that not "knowing his intentions" is vital for the creatures he desires to make. They have to trust and learn for themselves. If there's one moral a person can get out of the...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Well, what I was actually getting at is something...

Well, what I was actually getting at is something that seems to be the "fundamental horrifying mystery of Ilúvatar's creatures". Why would Eru give the race that is least strong and understanding the...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By Tar-Telperien
From My Point Of View The Valar Are Evil

hewhoarisesinmight, what a great question! I had never taken such a line of thought before. We know that this world was destined to be under the Dominion of Men eventually. Melkor did more than just...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Yes, and I think that was the point of Tolkien's...

Yes, and I think that was the point of Tolkien's alterations. Eru is mysterious. But then, so is the existence and character of everything else.



What, really, would a "more complex Eru" have...
Forum: The Books 01-24-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
I kind of get your point, but you are not the...

I kind of get your point, but you are not the arbiter of what is emotionally moving. For example, I think that Númenor's end was extremely tragic (more so than any other scene in the entire...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
I did look at such alternatives earlier in this...

I did look at such alternatives earlier in this thread, and also failed to come up with any good ones; I too believe the story is about how a people painted themselves into a very bad corner, chiefly...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
It is neither. Middle-earth is monolatristic. ...

It is neither. Middle-earth is monolatristic.

To continue some of the things I was talking about above: the uncertainty his creatures have of Eru's plans with Arda, and their uncertainty of his...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
I often view Eru this way as well. I find him a...

I often view Eru this way as well. I find him a rather disturbing character; not like "God" at all (though he is a lot more honest than God in that he doesn't claim to be all-loving and yet still...
Forum: The Books 01-20-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
Indeed! I base my conclusions off how I...

Indeed! I base my conclusions off how I understand Eru to be based directly on his presentation in the texts. We don't disagree on this point.



I'm not entirely sure what point you are trying...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
I still have not been convinced by these people's...

I still have not been convinced by these people's arguments that Eru does make such a distinguishment. They define "evil" as going against Eru's Will (Indómë). But to me Eru's statements to Melkor...
Forum: The Books 01-18-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 20,806
Posted By Tar-Telperien
I might as well respond to this, too. Melkor's...

I might as well respond to this, too. Melkor's shame didn't arise as a result of anyone's responsibility. It came about because Eru matter-of-factly told him that his course of action would fail....
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