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557Parma Eldalamberon - New Issue

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  • cgilson75
    Dec 10, 2003

      This forthcoming issue has three sections containing newly published
      writings by J. R. R. Tolkien: "Early Qenya Fragments", edited by
      Patrick Wynne and Christopher Gilson; "Early Qenya Grammar", edited by
      Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden; and "The Valmaric Script", edited
      by Arden R. Smith. Each of these has been prepared with the guidance
      of Christopher Tolkien and with the permission of the Tolkien Estate.

      "Early Qenya Fragments" is a collection of Tolkien's tables and
      name-lists associated with _The Book of Lost Tales_, including early
      names of the Days of the Elvish Week and the Valinorian Fortnight, and
      names of the Valar and various Creatures of the Earth, as Tolkien
      conceived of them in his earliest mythology. Also included are
      paradigms of the Regular Qenya Verb conjugation associated with the
      _Qenya Lexicon_.

      "Early Qenya Grammar" includes early writings on Qenya Phonology,
      together with the earliest complete Qenya Grammar, describing the
      forms and inflections of the Article, Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs,
      Numbers, Pronouns, and Verbs. Both of these texts date from the
      1920s. Annotations and commentary are provided for all of the Early
      Qenya texts, detailing their interconnections and the evolution of the
      linguistic conceptions contained within them.

      "The Valmaric Script" is an edition of various documents relating to
      an Elvish writing system devised by Tolkien in the 1920s. One example
      of the script has been published already in a drawing for the story
      _Roverandom_. This edition incudes various charts of the sounds
      represented by the letters, tracing Tolkien's experimentation with
      their forms and applications. There are also examples of the Valmaric
      script used for writing both Qenya and English, including an excerpt
      from the Old English poem _Beowulf_. Transcriptions of these texts
      and commentary on the chronology of the documents and their conceptual
      evolution are included in this edition.

      Parma Eldalamberon Issue Number 14 is Currently at the Printer.

      The expected publication date is December 23, 2003.

      Advanced Orders can be made now at the cost of $25.00 per copy
      including postage and handling world-wide.

      (Expect from 1 to 2 weeks for delivery, after the date of publication,
      depending on the destination.)

      Electronic payment by PayPal is available at the following link:


      Or send check or money-order (U.S. funds only) to:

      Christopher Gilson
      10646-A Rosewood Road
      Cupertino, CA 95014