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  • Times New Roman is the Pat Nixon’s Republican cloth coat of fonts. I just dated myself, didn’t I. —Pat On Jun 2, 2014, at 9:13 AM, 'Croft, Janet B.' jbcroft@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: I find Palatino much more appealing to the eye than Times New Roman – it’s my default font for everything! Janet From: mythsoc@^$3 [ mailto:mythsoc@^$4 ] Sent: Sunday, June 01...
    Patrick Wynne Jun 2, 2014
  • Greetings, all — Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook already know this, but just to make sure I’ve covered all the bases, I’m posting this here as well. With the editorial help of our own Ms. Ellie Farrell, I’ve come out with a 2014 desk calendar of my mythopoeic cartoons from the ‘80s, fourteen in all. I’m guessing there’s some of these you haven’t...
    Patrick Wynne Nov 18, 2013
  • Here's a website that gives a basic vocabulary of Old Solar, along with some structural analysis: http://www.frathwiki.com/Old_Solar Both _Malacandra_ and _Perelandra_ end in the element _handra_, meaning 'land, ground, planet', also seen in _Thulcandra_ 'the Silent Planet' (in which apparently _thulc-_ = 'silent'. What the elements _malac-_ and _perel-_ mean in the planetary names...
    Patrick Wynne Oct 15, 2013
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  • In his essay "A Secret Vice", Tolkien wrote: "We were listening to somebody lecturing on map-reading, or camp-hygiene, or the art of sticking a fellow through without (in defiance of Kipling) bothering who God sent the bill to…" (_Monsters & the Critics_, pg. 199) What specific Kipling quote was Tolkien referring to here? Was he misattributing to Kipling some lines from James...
    Patrick Wynne Jun 5, 2013
  • Good lord — Edouard has really gone off the rails. How sad, both for him personally, and for the unsuspecting reader who might not realize what hogwash Kloczko's book contains. Thank you for the excellent commentary. On May 25, 2013, at 8:01 AM, "David Giraudeau" < davidkiks@^$1 > wrote: Hi all, in order to clarify our comments (mine, but also those of Vincent Ferré or Vivien...
    Patrick Wynne May 25, 2013
  • This is a little like asking what would be the best wine to serve with Cheetos — when you're dealing with junk, proper presentation is rather beside the point. And given that 66% of the J-Hobbit movies have not even appeared yet, it's pretty pointless guessing what might be the best order in which to view them. I suspect that in the end, all of Jackson's Tolkien movies will be...
    Patrick Wynne Apr 13, 2013
  • I don't think that Q. _nauka_, _nauta_ in the Lost Tales derive directly from NAQA, no; but it may bear "some connection" with the root of these forms (I know: vague much?). QL shows several related roots exhibiting a K/Q variation, e.g., PEKE > _pekte_ 'plume, comb (of cock)' and PEQE > _peqe-_ 'comb, card wool, tease', _peqen_ 'comb'; and KELU 'flow, run' > _kelu_ 'stream' and...
    Patrick Wynne Feb 22, 2013
  • On Feb 21, 2013, at 5:36 PM, Jason Fisher < visualweasel@^$1 > wrote: > In the Gnomish Lexicon - the first part of his name (NAUGL) is glossed as (PE 11: 59) > - NAUGL - same as NAUG (a dwarf) from Qenya NAUKA > > Now there is no Qenya word for NAUKA [...] Actually, there is. Quenya nauko "a dwarf" appears under NAUK in the Etymologies (The Lost Road), with additional notes in the...
    Patrick Wynne Feb 21, 2013
  • _Qenya_ is pronounced exactly the same as _Quenya_, i.e., [KWEN-ya]. — Pat On Jan 28, 2013, at 5:50 PM, John Rateliff < sacnoth@^$1 > wrote: Here's a quick question for the linguistically inclined. How is the name of the original form of Tolkien's earliest Elven language, QENYA, pronounced? Is it KEN-YAH or is it KWEN-YAH? I've always assumed the latter, but decided it's better...
    Patrick Wynne Jan 28, 2013
  • Here's a question to challenge the MythSoc Hive Mind: Does anybody know if CSL, Tolkien, or any of the other Inklings ever expressed an opinion of (or made reference to) the mathematician-philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)? I'm interested in Whitehead's "process philosophy" and am curious if he or his philosophy ever caused a blip on the Inklings' radar. — Pat
    Lab God Jul 16, 2010