931Re: úr >> úre
- Jun 3, 2002--- In elfscript@y..., "laurifindil" <ejk@f...> wrote:
> --- In elfscript@y..., "Arden R. Smith" <erilaz@e...> wrote:Was it
> > Laurifindil wrote:
> > >Tolkien changed úr >> úre between LOTR 1st and second edition.
> > >a typo, or did T. change actually the name from úr to úre?the
> > Excellent question! Since nearly all of Tolkien's discussions of
> > tengwar and their names were written before the publication ofLOTR,
> > _úr_ is the form that is most frequently found in themanuscripts.
> > However, I am aware of a manuscript page, apparently of latedate,
> > that does give the name as _úre_, and this form appears on thepage
> > three times. So the introduction of _úre_ in the second editionwas
> > presumably at Tolkien's request and not a typographical error.If I may continue about uur/uure.
> Thank you very much for your reply.
How could the name of that letter be written in tengwar in Q. with
the use of the tengwa uure itself (as Tolkien writes in Appendix E it
should be). So far, it looks as if uure was used in Q. only for the
Was uure used in another way, e.g. as a letter for glide u/w in
the "quata sarme", as I suppose?
But then uure does not looks as having originated from the stem *wr-
but *ur- (Ety). Was it just an aesthetic problem then?
Thank you again.
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