876_Vinyar Tengwar_ 48 forthcoming
- Dec 28 8:57 AMThis 36-page issue features the second part of "_Eldarin Hands,
Fingers & Numerals_ and Related Writings", itself a four-part
collection of late texts (c. 1968) by J.R.R. Tolkien, compiled and
edited by Patrick H. Wynne. Part I, presenting _Eldarin Hands,
Fingers & Numerals_ (HFN) proper, was published last issue. Part II,
"Synopsis of Pengoloð's _Eldarinwe Leperi are Notessi_" (ELN),
provides parallel Eldarin forms of the adult and children's finger-
names and the numerals 1-12, and an account of this document's rescue
from the destruction of Númenor; ELN also features two appendices,
one presenting four brief texts on the etymology of the Quenya
numerals 6, 11, and 12, and the other a late note on Quenya
fractions. Part III, "Variation D/L in Common Eldarin", sheds more
light on Eldarin base structure (particularly regarding issues of
homophony), and gives a surprising etymology of _Lhûn_, a river-name
explored in further detail by the editor in "The Problem of _Lhûn_".
All of these texts are supplemented in the editorial notes by
extensive citations drawn from Tolkien's contemporary unpublished
writings. The concluding Part IV will be presented next issue.
_VT_ 48 is currently at the printers, and should be mailed to
subscribers early in January.
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