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  • Michael Martinez
    Jul 7, 2004
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      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, Patrick Wynne <pwynne@g...> wrote:
      > On Jul 7, 2004, at 12:36 PM, Jack wrote, assessing the value of
      > _The Road Goes Ever On_:
      > > Not everything Tolkien wrote is interesting. This work is a bit of a
      > > minor
      > > fluff.
      > The first sentence is a matter of taste; the latter sentence is a bit
      > of major nonsense.
      > The scholarly value of Tolkien's linguistic commentaries on
      > _Namárië_ and _A Elbereth Gilthoniel_ included at the end
      > of RGEO is well known to anybody who has delved into the
      > serious study of Tolkien's invented languages. There is much
      > information here that is found nowhere else, and RGEO is a
      > major text that is regularly cited in linguistic analyses. I should
      > know; I've written a lot of them myself.

      It is a very good resource for the study of the mythological world
      itself, not simply the linguistics. There are historical and cultural
      details in this book which are found nowhere else.

      So, I would strongly agree that THE ROAD GOES EVER ON is anything but
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