Re: "athelas" and "orgel"
>>"William Cloud Hicklin" <solicitr@...> wrote:unresolved, either, although the note in question...
>>>---"Merlin DeTardo" <emptyD@> wrote:
>>>So "athelas" is Sindarin, but with an unresolved etymology ...?
>> It's definitely Sindarin. I would suggest that the etymology isn't
Thanks very much for that explanation.
>>...it wouldn't be the only time OE found its way into the Elvishtongues: see CT's note on Orgel in Children of Hurin...
I can't find Orgel in the list of names at the back of _The Children
of Hurin_ -- which character is that?
Just kidding. Do you think Christopher Tolkien is right that it
was "too late" to change "Saeros" to "Orgol"?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Merlin
DeTardo" <emptyD@...> wrote:
>right that it
> Just kidding. Do you think Christopher Tolkien is
> 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).