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Old 01-08-2001, 07:04 PM   #1
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I am proposing this as an ongoing place to log the many abreviations that can speed our work even as it befuddles newcomers.
I propose that all who wish to make additions copy the previous text into their post so the last entry will contain everything and we can refer anyone w/ Q's here.

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 77 = the 1977 Silmarillion pub and ed. by CRRT

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp UT = unfinished tales

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp HoME = History of Middle Earth [as a general series]

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp I = Book of lost tales vol. 1

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp II = Book of Lost Tales vol 2

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp III -XII etc.

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Silm = Silmarillion in general, NOT the 77

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp MT = Myth's Transformed chapter of X [and the collective ideas]
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp ff = fanfiction
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&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp PNSilm = proposed new Silmarillion [a general abv. that can be used for any new &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp proposal , adopted or not
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp

I am not really concerned that these particular abreviations be used , so if anyone has betters feel free to replace them. In general , however I suggest we give the &quot;right&quot; of abbreviating to whoever coins the abrv. first, uless someone can show that the abrv. in question will be too confusing.

Lindil
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Old 01-10-2001, 01:58 AM   #2
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Re: Common usage of abbreviations and such

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 77 = the 1977 Silmarillion pub and ed. by CRRT

UT = unfinished tales

HoME = History of Middle Earth [as a general series]

I = Book of lost tales vol. 1
II = Book of Lost Tales vol 2
III = lays of beleriand
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp IV = Shaping
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp V = Lost road
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp X = Morgoth's Ring
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp XI = War of the jewels
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp XII = peoples of Middle Earth

Silm = Silmarillion in general, NOT the 77

MT = Myth's Transformed chapter of X [and the
* * * * * * * * * * * * collective ideas]

FF or ff = fanfiction

F&amp;M = Finwe and Miriel

* * * * * * * * * * &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp FoG = Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin [incorporating UT ] as a * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp general title for the entire saga , not a particular version.

&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp DoV = on the Darkening of Valinor

* * * * * * * * * * &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp * B&amp;L = Beren and Luthien

* * * * ** * * * * * * *&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp GTIC = Greater Tolkien Internet Community

I am not really concerned that these particular abreviations be used , so
if anyone has betters feel free to replace them. In general , however I
suggest we give the &quot;right&quot; of abbreviating to whoever coins the abrv.
first, uless someone can show that the abrv. in question will be too
confusing.


Lindil


</p>Edited by: <A HREF=http://www.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_profile&u=00000076>lindil</A> at: 1/22/01 4:12:12 am
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