Re: Silmarien or Silmariën?
- --- In email@example.com, "Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@e...>
> The diaeresis (umlaut) is just an orthographic convention used byreader
> Tolkien in _The Lord of the Rings_ to indicate to the English
> that the vowel it marks is to be pronounced, not silent orwritings.
> 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.