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A new linguistic work was published just last week

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Jul 30 2012, 2:15pm


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PARMA ELDALAMBERON 20

The Qenya Alphabet

Documents by J. R. R. TOLKIEN

Edited with introduction and commentary by Arden R. Smith

http://www.eldalamberon.com/parma20.html

_The Qenya Alphabet_ is an edition of Tolkien's charts and notes dealing with the circa 1931 version of the writing-system later called "Fëanorian Tengwar." It includes 40 documents in which Tolkien's examples of the scripts are reproduced using electonic scans of black-and-white photocopies of the original manuscripts.

Among the documents are explanations of the use of the script for representing English, both phonetically and also orthographically, or at least in part according to the peculirarities of English spelling. These have charts of the theoretical values of the sounds represented by the letters, and various English words and texts written in the scripts.

There are also numerous specimen texts written by Tolkien in the Qenya Alphabet, including four unpublished letters. Most of the examples are in English, but there are also texts in Latin, Old English and Old High German. Perhaps the most remarkable are four versions of the "Gloria" from the Latin mass, in different styles that Tolkien described as "large rounded," "formal book-hand rounded," "large pointed," and "pointed angular style."

As in previous editions of Tolkien's earlier writing-systems published in _Parma Eldalamberon_, the editor has provided transcriptions of the examples texts along with commentary on their dating and historical background.

_Parma Eldalamberon_ Issue Number 20 is a 160-page journal.

Publication Date: 3 August 2012

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A new Tolkien book looms on the horizon News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Jul 13 2012, 9:29pm
    What do you hope to see? Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Jul 14 2012, 2:58am
    Sounds wonderful Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Jul 14 2012, 6:00am
    It is edited by Christopher Tolkien geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 7:45am
    This is super, fantastic news! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 14 2012, 8:48am
        What is this obsession with M-e? geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 9:23am
            When a headline says : "New Tolkien book" ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 14 2012, 9:32am
                hmm.. geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 9:52am
            For me at the moment Tolkien means ME really imin Send a private message to imin Jul 14 2012, 10:37am
                Something I can recommend to get you started - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 10:57am
                    Is it really a poem, or more of an example of linguistic invention? squire Send a private message to squire Jul 14 2012, 12:16pm
                        I don't know - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 1:40pm
    Now, this really is exciting... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jul 14 2012, 11:32am
    I generally like Tolkien's alliterative verse Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 14 2012, 12:50pm
    Great News... Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Jul 14 2012, 3:50pm
        It isn't a rumour. // geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 4:16pm
            At the risk of being pelted with turnips... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jul 14 2012, 4:26pm
                At least one opinion I've read geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 5:05pm
                    Good point - but he might have time dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jul 14 2012, 5:37pm
    Exciting News Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 14 2012, 7:09pm
        desideratum meum Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Jul 17 2012, 6:56pm
            I believe that the poem is complete Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 17 2012, 7:34pm
                What I'd like to see is more linguistic material .... Count Balrog Send a private message to Count Balrog Jul 30 2012, 12:45am
                    A new linguistic work was published just last week Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 30 2012, 2:15pm
        Yes, very exciting!!! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 30 2012, 12:59am

 
 
 

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