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Fiona Jallings Oct 04, 2018 (14:01)

Something that has troubled me for a while now is that while social media is really great for stimulating conversations, it is terrible for long, carefully thought out arguments. And, when it comes to analyzing Tolkien's languages and how we can use them and how they fit into linguistics, other than broad survey publications like my book, we've had very little in the way of articles looking in depth at specific topics. (If they exist they are getting buried quickly in social media feeds) So, I am making the Realelvish Academy into a platform for these long-form, detailed articles. I want there to be a centralized location, (like I Lam Arth used to be) to publish and find these articles.

If you want further details, today I will be putting up the announcement on my website and posting the link around, and we can discuss it more here.

Paul Strack Oct 04, 2018 (22:37)

I think this is a good idea. I know Tengwestië is still accepting submissions (in theory), but having a less rigidly scholastic forum to post things would be nice.

Fiona Jallings Oct 05, 2018 (05:43)

Carl Hostetter Oct 07, 2018 (22:03)

+Paul Strack Nothing "theoretical" about it. Tengwestië (<>) is still open for business.

Paul Strack Oct 08, 2018 (10:33)

+Carl Hostetter that’s good to hear. I did like Helios Martinez’s article on compound tenses in Quenya. I do, however, think it’s a good idea to have an alternate venue for articles inappropriate for Tengwestië (e.g. Neo-Eldarin speculation).

Fiona Jallings Oct 08, 2018 (16:07)

I am hoping that I can use this as a way to help build consensus in Neo-Eldarin. One problem about how things are now is that there is very little careful examination of neologisms... People mostly build their own vocabularies and when we try to gather them, there's a lot of conflicting material. This is how we end up with 4 words for "if" in Neo-Sindarin, and everyone just using their own version, not to mention how mutation works with "an".