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652New _Tengwestiƫ_ Editorial: "Are Goldogrin and Qenya 'primitive'?" by Patrick H. Wynne

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  • Carl F. Hostetter
    Apr 4, 2004
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      Patrick H. Wynne has written a new editorial for _Tengwestiƫ_, entitled
      "Are Goldogrin and Qenya 'primitive'?". This brief essay assesses the
      significance of the oft-repeated representation of Tolkien's early
      Qenya and Goldogrin languages as "primitive" and "unorganized" in light
      of Tolkien's other characterizations of his invented languages, and of
      the evidence of the languages themselves, now essentially fully
      published in _Parma Eldalamberon_.

      http://www.elvish.org/Tengwestie/


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      Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org

      ho bios brachys, he de techne makre.
      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 such
      a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."