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    Tolkien's italicization of the words in question...

    Tolkien's italicization of the words in question involved really seem to cut Westron out of the equation, which is a bit confusing since by normal linguistic practice, Tolkien's statement can only...
  2. The return from the strange, even though The...

    The return from the strange, even though The Shire is itself drastically different.

    Or in Frodo's case, to not return home, because he himself has changed too much - '[the Shire] has been saved,...
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    The Toast Comes to Middle-earth

    Some of you may be familiar with the website The Toast, a forum for various satirical and whimsical articles of various sorts. They've got a pretty long tradition of doing humorous commentaries on...
  4. Smials, yes, I very much had TLotR specifically...

    Smials, yes, I very much had TLotR specifically in mind with those comments. Actually it might not be going too far to say that the immense popularity of this book in particular owes at least...
  5. Recognition and Estrangement in Tolkien

    I happened to come across an interesting opinion piece from The Guardian (a few years old now, but I've only just seen it), which is mostly a set up to give a quote by sci fi author China Mieville....
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    :lol:

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    Thanks for these links. Those are some very good...

    Thanks for these links. Those are some very good reviews, and very much confirmed my impressions: I really need to read Edwards', and won't bother with the others (though the 'Elansea' one is...
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    Dorwiniondil, 'one'? :wink:

    Dorwiniondil, 'one'? :wink:
  9. Sticky: Not a Brit, but I've spent a few years in the...

    Not a Brit, but I've spent a few years in the British academic system - with the result that my English is now a pretty hopeless jumble.
  10. Sticky: I've heard informally that it should be appearing...

    I've heard informally that it should be appearing fairly soon, but I don't have any concrete or official information. Certainly now that term times are drawing to an end at most universities things...
  11. Melahny, yes, Quenya is in some ways better...

    Melahny, yes, Quenya is in some ways better sketched out and a bit more systematically understood - but it's fundamentally the same sort of situation as with Sindarin. Jim Allan's book also has...
  12. There is, unfortunately, no really simple answer...

    There is, unfortunately, no really simple answer to any of your questions! Tolkien tinkered with Sindarin his whole life, but it was sort of a matter of gradual evolution rather than a number of...
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    The Story of Kullervo

    This one's received a bit less fanfare, but there is a 'new' Tolkien book just out - The Story of Kullervo. I say 'new', because actually this has been published before, in Tolkien Studies, so this...
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    I've just found E.L. Risden's review in the...

    I've just found E.L. Risden's review in the Journal of Tolkien Research, and added a comment on it:


    This review assumes general background knowledge of Tolkien and his interest in Beowulf, and...
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    Old English at Mythgard

    If I can indulge in a bit of shameless self-promotion, I thought I'd led folks know that I'll be helping Michael Drout teach an online class on Old English (Anglo-Saxon) for Mythgard this fall:...
  16. Ah yes, that's part of the counter-spam measures...

    Ah yes, that's part of the counter-spam measures - that had slipped my mind.

    The runes themselves look fine enough to me (after a pretty cursory look), more or less following the lead of the Codex...
  17. This looks interesting. I've had a glance over...

    This looks interesting. I've had a glance over some of the Germanic materials (my particular area of interest), and it looks like you've got a nice sampling of texts up there. It's also nice to see a...
  18. Scientific Evidence for Dragons?

    Nature's got an interesting article on today suggesting that medieval depictions of dragons - such an important source for Tolkien - might have some basis after all.
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  19. This is beginning in about five minutes.

    This is beginning in about five minutes.
  20. Michael Drout Lecture on 23 March

    Michael Drout is giving a free lecture through the Mythgard academy on March 23 (at 6 pm Eastern Standard Time, which I think should be 10 pm GMT). He's going to be talking about 'Lexomic Analysis of...
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    Interesting. Without really reflecting on this,...

    Interesting. Without really reflecting on this, I'd always taken it to refer to the Hobbits - or rather, to the hostile atmosphere of the moment. But I can see both sides, since Frodo seems to be...
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    Added a new Dutch review and an update of the...

    Added a new Dutch review and an update of the Amazon ratings.
  23. Writing in England in the twentieth century,...

    Writing in England in the twentieth century, non-fictional wolves probably weren't much on Tolkien's radar one way or the other - the creatures had been extinct on the island for some time. His use...
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    Dave Wilton wrote a review last summer on...

    Dave Wilton wrote a review last summer on wordorigins.com, one of the most sustained critical takes on the translation as a whole.

    http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/more/2002/

    His comments...
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    Thanks for sharing, Troels. These two particular...

    Thanks for sharing, Troels. These two particular points were, I'd have said, almost commonplaces in Tolkien studies (see Road pp. 124-125 on the first), but they're interesting and bear some...
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