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Paul Strack Aug 29, 2015 (15:58)

I've released the 0.4.9 version of Eldamo.

1) Since there has been growing interest in the Quenya content in the project, I've done some general cleanup on the Quenya word list by comparing it to Helge Fauskanger’s word list (Quettaparma Quenyallo), similar to the Sindarin cleanup I did a few months ago.

2) I've temporarily abandoned my work on the early Elvish material in PE14 and shifted to working on PE22. I decided there is simply too much late-stage material missing from Eldamo. For now, I am going to work backwards from the later issues to the early issues, since most people's interest is in the later material.

3) Since PE22 has a lot of tengwar information, I've added a tengwar web font to Eldamo, in particular the Tengwar Eldamo font created by Måns Björkman and converted to web font by Benjamin Babut and Bertrand Bellet. They have kindly granted their permission to use the font on my site.
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Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon. by Paul Strack — v0.4.9 — generated on August 29, 2015 5:21:43 AM IST. This collection of documents is a lexicon of Tolkien's invented languages, particularly his Elvish languages, which are the most detailed. The collection is called a “lexicon” because it is not a ...

Rick Spell Aug 29, 2015 (16:09)

Keep up the good work. I am glad to hear about additional Quenya support. Eldamo is the first resource I check.

Александр Запрягаев Aug 29, 2015 (21:00)

+Paul Strack +Leonard W. Great update! And much excited for +#PE22 material coming along! A possible idea for future releases: make search for grammatical forms possible. For instance, if I'm making a study of how much can we rely on PE22's participle chart, I will need a list of all attested past-participles of Quenya verbs in the later texts. I couldn't figure how to do that in Eldamo — or anywhere else for that matter. Currently all the grammatical forms are hidden inside the entry and cannot be retrieved beside opening every single verb.

Tië eldaliéva, the Elven Spiritual Path Aug 29, 2015 (22:01)


Paul Strack Aug 29, 2015 (22:24)

+Александр Запрягаев Supporting arbitrary grammatical searches would be tricky. Generally I address this kind of concern in grammar tables for particular constructs. For example, here is the page listing attested Sindarin soft-mutations:

Unfortunately, I need to build such pages on a case-by-case basis, and I haven't put together such tables for the Quenya active or passive participles. It would also require further analysis, because I am sure there some potential participles that are simply marked as adjectives unlinked to any verb.

Александр Запрягаев Aug 30, 2015 (10:31)

+Paul Strack So I guessed… It seems to me most so-called 'participles' in the late texts are properly derived adjectives, not a part of the conjugational structure (vincarna/envinyanta, obviously that).