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, "Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@e...>
> The diaeresis (umlaut) is just an orthographic convention used by
> Tolkien in _The Lord of the Rings_ to indicate to the English
> that the vowel it marks is to be pronounced, not silent or
> diphthongized. Tolkien often did not bother using it in other
> So either spelling is correct.
Thank you. I suspected such might be the case, but wanted
confirmation from someone more knowledgeable on the subject.