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Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien's 'Kortirion'

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  • Vincent Ferré
    Thanks very much That s also what I thought, but I wanted to be sure. cheers, Vincent ... From: JP Massar To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com ; mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
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      Thanks very much
      That's also what I thought, but I wanted to be sure.

      cheers,
      Vincent


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: JP Massar
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com ; mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 9:27 PM
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien's 'Kortirion'


      At 08:53 PM 9/25/02 +0200, Vincent Ferré wrote:
      >Good evening,
      >
      >We are translating Tolkien's Letters in French, and I have a problem of
      >context with 'Kortirion among the Trees' : the introductory note for
      >Letter n°3 says :
      >"The poem describes a 'fading town upon a little hill,' where 'linger yet
      >the Lonely Companies...'".
      >Does anyone know what "fading" means/refers to here ?

      I would interpret it as a town that is slowly losing its population
      and economic viability; losing its vitality.

      I don't think 'fading' in this context refers to the overall 'fading of the
      Elves'
      as eventually happens to them all in Middle-Earth, but it could suggest
      that as well.



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