[I'm replying to this message on the list, since others will likely have the
same questions. Carl]
> So, there goes my question: could a more flexible way of citation be
Provide page citations to whatever edition you have; if it is not a
hardcover/trade edition, just indicate that fact somewhere in your post.
> Some sources, for instance Letters and the Etymologies, can
> be easily refered by a number or an entry, which is the same for any
> edition and any language. Paragraphs at the Annals and the Quenta in
> HoME are also usually marked with numbers, and so on.
Both of these citation forms are fine, but should be used in conjunction
with page numbers: e.g., "In letter 210 (L:xxx) ..." or "The base KAM-
> Of course, when a page number can be given, it is always better to do
> so, and an effort for getting the standard references must be done
> when one writes an article for, say, publishing in a journal.
Exactly. I want this list to be much more like a journal. The discipline of
citing page numbers encourages people to check their sources instead of
relying on memory, and helps others to consult the sources and verify
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| Ars longa, vita brevis. |
| The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. |
| "I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take |
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