_Vinyar Tengwar_ 42
- _Vinyar Tengwar_ 42 has been published.
This 40-page issue features several items from Tolkien's linguistic papers:
o _The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor_ is a late (1969)
etymological, geographical, and historical essay on the names of the
rivers and beacon-hills of Gondor. Portions of this essay were
excerpted in _Unfinished Tales_, but the bulk of it remained
unpublished until now. The essay also features much that will be of
particular interest to students of Tolkien's invented languages,
including a lengthy discussion of Eldarin numerals.
o "Negation in Quenya" by Bill Welden is an instructive and
illuminating survey of Tolkien's writings (published and unpublished)
concerning the shifting means of expressing negation in Quenya.
In addition, Arden Smith's popular column "Transitions in
Translations" returns with a look at how the Icelandic translator of
_The Lord of the Rings_ has dealt with nomenclature, among other
For more information on _Vinyar Tengwar_, see:
| Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org |
| ho bios brachys, he de techne makre. |
| Ars longa, vita brevis. |
| The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. |
| "I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take |
| such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about." |