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Forum: The Books 12-18-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,120
Posted By jallanite
Cannot people still freely judge? My post is not...

Cannot people still freely judge? My post is not stopping them. I only commented honestly, in my opinion, on the article. You are angry because I didn't appreciate what I honestly see as crank...
Forum: The Books 10-28-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,120
Posted By jallanite
Priya Seth’s article seems to me typical. The...

Priya Seth’s article seems to me typical. The explainer explains that Tolkien really didn’t mean it when he wrote that Tom was a enigma, usually lying that an enigma must have an answer. But see the...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By jallanite
Gaffer Gamgee is a neighbor of Frodo Baggins, who...

Gaffer Gamgee is a neighbor of Frodo Baggins, who lives at #3 Bagshot Row, and shows a high respect for Frodo Baggins, though Frodo is a half a Brandybuck and was born and in his early years raised...
Forum: The Books 10-03-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,907
Posted By jallanite
This discussion reminds me of discussions that...

This discussion reminds me of discussions that occurred before 1981 as to Galadriel not being rendered invisible by wearing Nenya. In my memory the obvious solution was that Elves would be...
Forum: The Books 10-02-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
On page 300 of Morgoth’s Ring (Home II)...

On page 300 of Morgoth’s Ring (Home II) Christoper Tolkien prints a short article entitled “Note on Dating” in which he discusses his guesses on the chronology of the texts printed in “The Later...
Forum: The Books 09-30-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
I pointed out what you posted. I will do so...

I pointed out what you posted. I will do so again:rolleyes::However, I am not aware of any text in which Aelfwine* appears that postdates the 1950s, probably the first half of the decade (that ...
Forum: The Books 09-25-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
I imagine the Silmarillion as something like...

I imagine the Silmarillion as something like Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Ovid begins his work with a story of creation. But the story he tells is not based on any mythological account, but on more advanced...
Forum: The Books 09-23-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
See pages 208–09 for the mention of Ælfwine in...

See pages 208–09 for the mention of Ælfwine in Laws and Customs Among the Eldar which is in the chapter with the page heading “The Later Quenta Silmarillion (II)”. On page 225 occurs the notation,...
Forum: The Books 09-22-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
You are aware that Dangweth Pengolodh is dated by...

You are aware that Dangweth Pengolodh is dated by Christopher Tolkien as “cannot be later than the end of 1959,” that is, possibly written after “the first half of the decade.” And in The War of The...
Forum: The Books 09-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,959
Posted By jallanite
I find that, as so often, Hammond and Scull have...

I find that, as so often, Hammond and Scull have interesting comments about both these Hobbit plays. In their The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion & Guide: Reader’s Guide, page 9, they comment:The scripts...
Forum: The Books 09-20-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
Since the second edition of the Lord of the Rings...

Since the second edition of the Lord of the Rings was first published by Ballantine in 1965 while Plotz’s interview with Tolkien occurred on November 1, 1966, indeed it more than “looks like Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 09-17-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
Littleheart in Tolkien’s writing is, true, not...

Littleheart in Tolkien’s writing is, true, not mentioned under that name in anything published outside of The Book of Lost Tales. So Littleheart still existed, unmentioned under that name, in...
Forum: The Books 09-16-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
None of the names you list cause any phonetic...

None of the names you list cause any phonetic difficulties in either later Quenya or Sindarin, including Tavrobel. That does not mean that Tolkien would have considered the names valid in later...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,959
Posted By jallanite
I recall reading a discussion of Patricia Gray’s...

I recall reading a discussion of Patricia Gray’s dramatic adaptation in 1968 of The Hobbit years ago in a fanzine. The author of the review, like you, had a very lacklustre opinion of the play but...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
You are quite at liberty to revise “The Cottage...

You are quite at liberty to revise “The Cottage of Lost Play” for non-commercial reasons, as far as I am concerned.

But basically trying to ‘update’ Tolkien’s Qenya and Gnomish appears to me to be...
Forum: The Books 09-11-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
I don’t have a clue what you are talking about.

I don’t have a clue what you are talking about.
Forum: The Books 09-11-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,595
Posted By jallanite
What do you mean by valid? If you mean are...

What do you mean by valid?

If you mean are those names found in in any text following HoME 1 and 2, then they are not.

If you mean is there anything in the forms which phonetically prevents...
Forum: The Books 09-10-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
Where will you replace Tolkien’s forms, and why...

Where will you replace Tolkien’s forms, and why do you call it “updating”? How does what appears to me to only be random, and somewhat ignorant, changes, now valid? The only person who has the legal...
Forum: The Books 09-09-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By jallanite
Tolkien was a writer of fiction. His Elvish...

Tolkien was a writer of fiction. His Elvish languages were fictional. They were at first a private invention as a hobby, and then developed, so far as they were developed, as background material for...
Forum: The Books 09-02-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,679
Posted By jallanite
I have tried in the previous post to indicate in...

I have tried in the previous post to indicate in the Barrowdowns editor how the Old English runes developed from Germanic runes, from Old Italic writing, from the oldest version of the Greek...
Forum: The Books 08-30-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,476
Posted By jallanite
I note that Verlyn Flieger is quoted as...

I note that Verlyn Flieger is quoted as follows:"Kullervo is the origin story for Shakespeare's Hamlet - a young man whose uncle kills his father and on whom he wreaks a terrible vengeance," says...
Forum: The Books 08-29-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,679
Posted By jallanite
Phoenician/...

Phoenician/      Greek             Old                     Germanic                    English...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,476
Posted By jallanite
I don’t know what version of the Kalevala...

I don’t know what version of the Kalevala Mithalwen read. I first read the two-volume Everyman’s edition, originally translated into English by William Forsell Kirby in 1907. Kirby’s poem translation...
Forum: The Books 07-12-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,136
Posted By jallanite
Yes, but I have never seen the supposed...

Yes, but I have never seen the supposed difference between Hobbit Elves and Lord of the Rings elves. Yes, they act somewhat differently, but no more different than might appear in a description of...
Forum: The Books 07-12-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,136
Posted By jallanite
You seem to be forgetting all you have read about...

You seem to be forgetting all you have read about the Fëanorians.



Yes. But in fact the equivalency is very close in terms of vocabulary used and culture, closer than to any other historic...
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