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18481Re: "athelas" and "orgel"

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  • William Cloud Hicklin
    Jul 15 12:45 PM
      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "Merlin
      DeTardo" <emptyD@...> wrote:

      > Just kidding. Do you think Christopher Tolkien is
      right that it
      > was "too late" to change "Saeros" to "Orgol"?

      Well, look at it from the perspective of CRT's
      purpose in publishing CoH. He very openly intended
      it to serve as a bridge to The Silmarillion for
      readers of The Lord of the Rings. Not direct to
      HoME! Thus in this one case consistency overrode
      what was generally his 'extreme scrupulosity' in not
      altering the Narn papers at all beyond, in effect,
      copy-editing. (He was fortunate in the fact that the
      Narn papers, to all appearances, predate the 1958-60
      writings which underly so many 'canonicity' debates).
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