20218Re: [mythsoc] Capitalization in Tolkien
- Dec 7, 2008John (Davis) wrote:
>Should one capitalise fantasy races?We discussed this issue briefly in our note in the 50th anniversary edition
>Now the obvious answer would seem to be no, no more than we capitalise
>real species. So fox, rabbit, hobbit, elf.
>But Tolkien frequently - and frequently inconsistently, so far as I can
>see - does capitalise. Not so much in the Hobbit, sometimes in LotR and
>his letters, always in CoH (making it Christopher I suppose, but he should
of _The Lord of the Rings_, pp. xx-xxi, and in _The Lord of the Rings: A
Reader's Companion_, pp. 25-26.
Wayne Hammond & Christina Scull
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