930Re: úr >> úre
- Jun 1, 2002--- In elfscript@y..., "Arden R. Smith" <erilaz@e...> wrote:
>Thank you very much for your reply.
> Laurifindil wrote:
> >Tolkien changed úr >> úre between LOTR 1st and second edition. Was it
> >a typo, or did T. change actually the name from úr to úre?
> Excellent question! Since nearly all of Tolkien's discussions of the
> tengwar and their names were written before the publication of LOTR,
> _úr_ is the form that is most frequently found in the manuscripts.
> However, I am aware of a manuscript page, apparently of late date,
> that does give the name as _úre_, and this form appears on the page
> three times. So the introduction of _úre_ in the second edition was
> presumably at Tolkien's request and not a typographical error.
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