- View Source1) PE17:140 - For 'The last for lines' read 'The last
2) On PE17:138 we read: "This original association with
'speaking' would however help to explain how the
derived adjective _kwend(i)ja_ was partic[ularly]
applied to the way of _speaking_ characteristic of the
Quendi. And he[nce] appears to mean that _Quendya_ is
actually only found as the name of a language, and the
only one known to exist when the word was first made."
It should be noted that a very close parallel to the
second sentence is found in Appendix D to _Quendi and
Eldar_: "Pengolodh the Loremaster of Eressëa says, in
his _Lammas_ or Account of Tongues, that _Quenya_
meant properly 'language, speech', and was the oldest
word for this meaning. This is not a statement based
on tradition, but an opinion of Pengolodh; and he
appears to mean only that _Quendya_, _Quenya_ is
actually never recorded except as the name of a
language, and that language was the only one known to
exist when this word was first made" (XI:393).
Thus it seems clear that the editorial expansion
'he[nce]' is in fact incorrect, and that 'he' refers
to Pengolodh. Delete "[nce]" and add reference to WJ:393.
Also, the connection between the text quoted on
PE17:138 and the preceding notes (a connection
suggested by the phrase _queta quenya_, as noted by
the editor) is further strengthened.