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Re: Silmarien or Silmariƫn?

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  • Nessime
    ... reader ... writings. ... Thank you. I suspected such might be the case, but wanted confirmation from someone more knowledgeable on the subject. Julia
    Message 1 of 3 , May 26, 2004
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      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@e...>
      wrote:
      > The diaeresis (umlaut) is just an orthographic convention used by
      > Tolkien in _The Lord of the Rings_ to indicate to the English
      reader
      > that the vowel it marks is to be pronounced, not silent or
      > diphthongized. Tolkien often did not bother using it in other
      writings.
      > So either spelling is correct.
      >
      > Carl

      Thank you. I suspected such might be the case, but wanted
      confirmation from someone more knowledgeable on the subject.

      Julia
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