> Sorry about the ref. but I was referring to _Nûrnen_ as printed in
> the chapter "The Black Gate is Closed", first edition, p. 244 (my
> copy 11th printing).
Ah, yes, there it had a circumflex. This carried over from the first
edition into the first printing of the second edition (1966), but was
changed to an acute accent in the second edition, second printing
(1967). This was one of many changes made at Tolkien's direction in
the 1967 printing: see notes to _J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive