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Forum: The Books 09-09-2015, 10:59 AM
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Most likely Tolkien simply replaced the early...

Most likely Tolkien simply replaced the early collective-plural ending -thlim with -rim, -drim (*rimbe, 'host, folk'). The latter of course is very familiar: Rohirrim, Onodrim, Haradrim etc etc.
Forum: The Books 09-09-2015, 07:06 AM
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Problem there is that the LTs' primitive "caves...

Problem there is that the LTs' primitive "caves of the Rodothlim" evolved in the Turin poem into the great fortress of Nargothrond, a new conception with a new name; Rodothlim or variants thereof...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2015, 07:56 PM
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Remember however that a great deal of the...

Remember however that a great deal of the "history" was a later ret-con; when Tolkien wrote Chapter II he had no idea what Gil-Galad's story was (and never really wrote any more of it than what...
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