New _Tengwestië_ Editorial: "Are Goldogrin and Qenya 'primitive'?" by Patrick H. Wynne
- Patrick H. Wynne has written a new editorial for _Tengwestië_, 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_.
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."