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geordie
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Oct 26 2012, 7:26pm


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 -here I am. That quote: 'Þiss boc iss nemmnedd. orrmulum; means 'This book is named Ormulum' - the next bit goes
'Forr þi þatt orrm itt wrohhte.' which, I guess, means 'for it was written by Orm'.

The Ormulum is a series of homilies written by an Augustine canon called Orm in the first part of the twelth c; the unique manuscript is held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and is called 'Bodleian MS. Junius I'. The language is partly phonetic, IIRC, and Tolkien used to lecture on it at Oxford.

I wrote a thread on it in another place - http://www.lotrplaza.com/archive7/forum_posts.asp?TID=227754&OB=ASC

- though, none of this has anything to do with Beren and Luthien! (or at least, not much) Tongue

As for the prose 'Beren and Luthien' - I can't help much there, I'm afraid. Scull and Hammond have a very good entry on the subject in their two-volume work 'The JRR Tolkien Companion and Guide'. They point readers to HoMe Vol. V, pp. 295-306, which basically contain the info. which you and Elthir have already given. I'm afraid I don't know any more.


(This post was edited by geordie on Oct 26 2012, 7:28pm)

Subject User Time
Of Beren and Luthien Ardamr Send a private message to Ardamr Oct 23 2012, 2:45am
    the long prose Beren and Luthien Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Oct 23 2012, 12:04pm
        I knew I had read something like that Ardamr Send a private message to Ardamr Oct 23 2012, 1:17pm
    Where is geordie? Ardamr Send a private message to Ardamr Oct 25 2012, 8:14pm
        browsing through books I bet Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Oct 26 2012, 4:27am
            I hope he returns soon Ardamr Send a private message to Ardamr Oct 26 2012, 1:34pm
                Hullo geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 26 2012, 7:26pm
                    Thanks for the help Ardamr Send a private message to Ardamr Oct 26 2012, 9:03pm
                        Just guessing Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Oct 27 2012, 2:25pm
                            Even if it were so close Ardamr Send a private message to Ardamr Oct 27 2012, 3:40pm
                                Just dreaming Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Oct 27 2012, 6:02pm
                                    That would be brilliant Ardamr Send a private message to Ardamr Oct 27 2012, 6:08pm

 
 
 

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