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Tamas Ferencz Sep 20, 2013 (10:49)

A most welcome arrival in the post today.
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A most welcome arrival in the post today.

Björn Fromén Sep 20, 2013 (16:37)

A elye herenya! :-)

Matt Dinse Sep 21, 2013 (06:05)

Nice! Amatúlierya lyenna herenya. Na alassea tengwielya!

Roman Rausch Sep 23, 2013 (14:34)

Any not-too-spoilerish teasers?

Tamas Ferencz Sep 23, 2013 (15:35)

+Roman Rausch
Loads and loads and loads of Qenya declension tables, of every possible stem variation under the sun. Plus an essay on Common Eldarin noun structure.

Roman Rausch Sep 23, 2013 (17:01)

+Tamas Ferencz Any hint of more than nouns down the road? The synopsis mentions a 'first part of a Common Eldarin Morphology', but it doesn't mean that Tolkien got to the second part...

Tamas Ferencz Sep 23, 2013 (17:16)

+Roman Rausch
I think more is coming. Quoting from the Foreword:

"... and placed behind them a group of documents which he designated collectively as Common Eldarin Morphology. To the first of these he originally gave the title: "Early Inflexional Elements and Final Consonants in Eldarin." This is the final piece that we present in this issue."
(emphasis mine)

Matt Dinse Sep 26, 2013 (01:14)

I just finished browsing through the issue; the Foreword contains tantalizing hints of other yet unpublished documents, like the contents found within the 1940s Quenya Grammar. PE21 itself contains many previously unattested words from the early 30s through the early 50s, with some of the earlier ones reminiscent of stems in the QL as well as of some roots/forms in Etym. and A&C that aren't usually updated into neo-Elvish.

In some cases, words in PE21 from the early 50s have different glosses than the meanings which have commonly been used in neo-Quenya and neo-Sindarin (the latest documents in PE21 start to refer to Sindarin instead of Noldorin) through looting and updating their 30s Etym. entries to fill in vocabulary.

However, given the context of the two I noticed, I have a theory as to why he changed those. At any rate, there are also a few pieces of information in the later documents (50s) which might be of interest to those not into Tolkien's languages.