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Forum: The Books 08-23-2018, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Galin
As Eldo says, in the book Tolkien's Legendarium,...

As Eldo says, in the book Tolkien's Legendarium, Essays on the History of Middle-earth. If you mean where can you get this book, you probably have to dig about in used book sources.

A quick...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2018, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Galin
For myself, I think Tolkien's long poetic...

For myself, I think Tolkien's long poetic versions were to be part of Bilbo's three volume Translations from the Elvish, or at least The Children of Hurin and Beren and Luthien poems, two different...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 05-16-2018, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Galin
I won't/can't say my reading is correct, but I...

I won't/can't say my reading is correct, but I think the note alters that Celebrimbor was to replace Enerdhil, but not that the Olorin/Galadriel tale is out. In other words, as I read it, this...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 05-15-2018, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Galin
Hmm, for me, a major factor regarding the Elessar...

Hmm, for me, a major factor regarding the Elessar Text is that it presents two internal variations, neither of which is known to be correct by anyone in Middle-earth. Again, I'm not wholly familiar...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 04-30-2018, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Galin
Also, apologies if I'm basically just...

Also, apologies if I'm basically just interrupting there ...

... I just wanted to add a possible answer to the above question, but I don't mean to try to press my opinion into the project.

:)
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 04-30-2018, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Galin
I agree. And yep, that's one of the passages in...

I agree. And yep, that's one of the passages in my larger argument :)




I see your point, but one answer might be: I note that Tolkien refers to Appendix B, page 364, directly after this WPP...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Galin
That last bit should read not "unreasonable"......

That last bit should read not "unreasonable"... basically you quoted me pretty quickly before my edits/poor proof reading/added extra mumblings.

Oh well :)
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Galin
You don't trust my characterizations of the...

You don't trust my characterizations of the references? Do I need to post all of 'em? That's a lot of typing :)

But here's some copy and paste of one of my old posts: some of the examples, with...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Galin
Well, for myself I don't find this a very...

Well, for myself I don't find this a very compelling point though, considering how much else had not been updated or revised even at the end of Tolkien's life. Christopher Tolkien even had to deal...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2018, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Galin
Well, the Silmarillion is unpublished to my mind,...

Well, the Silmarillion is unpublished to my mind, but anyway, the last section of my last post basically says that if you (or anyone) were pushing the idea that we must accept 3 or 7, I would...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2018, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Galin
Interesting post Huinesoron. I wonder if we...

Interesting post Huinesoron.

I wonder if we (despite what I just pointed out above!) could have the scenario: many Balrogs before the siege of Utumno > reduced by this battle to a more limited...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2018, 09:11 AM
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Posted By Galin
Yes... so I'll go with three or at most seven...

Yes... so I'll go with three or at most seven Balrogs ever existing, according to Tolkien's note and revision to The Annals of Aman, instead of the possibility that JRRT might have stuck with "hosts"...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2018, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Galin
Good point. I simplified the matter too much...

Good point. I simplified the matter too much above, although I was centering on "primeval spirits" compared to Melkor-made creatures. The terms Maiar and Umaiar (for Balrogs) do appear in the early...
Forum: The Books 03-14-2018, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Galin
I don't suppose it at that point, but what I mean...

I don't suppose it at that point, but what I mean is, Tolkien did make a notable change between writing the Balrog-Gandalf encounter and answering this letter, and it changes nothing with respect to...
Forum: The Books 03-14-2018, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Galin
Pedantic niggle: Naomi Mitchison had read...

Pedantic niggle: Naomi Mitchison had read page-proofs of the first two volumes, as Fellowship had not been published quite yet when Tolkien answered her here.



Okay, but if there were only...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2018, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Galin
Actually my definition of Tolkien canon is...

Actually my definition of Tolkien canon is "published work by the author", but anyway...



And even though I would disagree as far as employing the word canon here, with respect to taking into...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By Galin
So far, and concerning the Balrog case anyway, I...

So far, and concerning the Balrog case anyway, I do think Tolkien reduced their numbers -- and rather drastically from "hosts" of Balrogs (or Balrogs a thousand) to as few as three, or at most seven,...
Forum: The Books 02-24-2018, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Galin
I had that once. Nasty business. Turns out...

I had that once. Nasty business. Turns out smearing the affected area with lard does the trick.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 02-17-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By Galin
O, I C "oh, I see" :)

O, I C

"oh, I see" :)
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 02-16-2018, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Galin
Indeed both versions of the Elessar tale at least...

Indeed both versions of the Elessar tale at least appear to have Galadriel in Greenwood, and the first edition puts Celeborn there (although granted, this detail was omitted in the second edition). ...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 02-15-2018, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Galin
I don't understand, doesn't the Olórin version...

I don't understand, doesn't the Olórin version take away the problem Findegil noted?



The "Elessar returned" version states that: "And on a time Olórin came to Galadriel, who dwelt now under...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 02-14-2018, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Galin
For clarity perhaps, I mean Olórin before he was...

For clarity perhaps, I mean Olórin before he was Gandalf.

Looking at the text, it reads Olórin said this or that, while the name Mithrandir is only added parenthetically to note who Olórin is --...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 02-13-2018, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Galin
I have come to think (after also wondering about...

I have come to think (after also wondering about this version of the Elessar tale) that it's Olórin visiting Galadriel before she could use Nenya, in the first of two purposely internal variations.
Forum: The Books 01-16-2018, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Galin
Also, this map has been transcribed. Apparently...

Also, this map has been transcribed. Apparently the upper left note is from Pauline Baynes.

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/2015/11/tolkiens-annotated-map-of-middle-earth-transcribed/

Tolkien's...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2018, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Galin
But surely not to portray "Himling" at least,...

But surely not to portray "Himling" at least, which, if I recall correctly, some newer editions of The Lord of the Rings have done.

Also, the first edition Lord of the Rings map is a large...
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