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Forum: The Books 08-12-2022, 01:40 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
When I first read that statement, I connected it...

When I first read that statement, I connected it to the earlier claim in the text that 'The “War of the Rings” is, as it were, a breaking out again of the “Wars of the Jewels”, though in a different...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-11-2022, 08:56 AM
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Views: 830,561
Posted By Huinesoron
I've been circling around "Narkil" for days (my...

I've been circling around "Narkil" for days (my only other option was Narbegon), so thank you Urwen for asking it!

Narsil is a sword, so isn't a 'he'. Nargil appears in Beleg's whetting spell, and...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-11-2022, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
It took me a few runs at it, but is this...

It took me a few runs at it, but is this Inzilbeth? She was married unwillingly to Ar-Gimilzor, despite being of the Faithful; but through her, Tar-Palantir and Tar-Miriel attempted to restore the...
Forum: The Books 08-11-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Huinesoron
Since we are, thankfully, not Christopher Tolkien...

Since we are, thankfully, not Christopher Tolkien trying to publish a version of the Silmarillion faithful to his father's "true" vision, there's a lot less pressure on us to figure out exactly what...
Forum: The Books 08-11-2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Huinesoron
It's definitely worth doing a full comparison of...

It's definitely worth doing a full comparison of "Concerning" with the other texts, but I will point out that:



Is attested nowhere except the published Silmarillion, and is not mentioned in...
Forum: The Books 08-10-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Huinesoron
True - but remember that CT had no idea that...

True - but remember that CT had no idea that "Concerning" existed. In its absence, Tolkien's final word on the matter was a string of notes which either didn't mention the outlaws at all or didn't...
Forum: The Books 08-10-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Huinesoron
It is possible, but not by much. "Concerning"...

It is possible, but not by much. "Concerning" makes direct mention of the Preface to Adventures of Tom Bombadil, which was published in 1962. The very earliest theoretical point "Concerning" could...
Forum: The Books 08-09-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Huinesoron
My understanding is that the only copy of the...

My understanding is that the only copy of the letter is the one that was sent - it looks like it wasn't even known to exist until 1984, when it was first put up for auction. Christopher may well...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-09-2022, 05:40 AM
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Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
Correct! It's interesting that Tolkien never...

Correct! It's interesting that Tolkien never quite positions Firiel as a candidate for the throne - he uses her claim under Numenorean law as support for Arvedui's candidacy. Arvedui seems to be...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Huinesoron
This is good thinking. hS

This is good thinking.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12,175
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Posted By Huinesoron
Exactly where I got to. Could "exclaims,...

Exactly where I got to. Could "exclaims, elvishly" mean two exclamations, like oh+ai =????

I figure N should start with a sound alike for (ba)nana, possibly with a nar involved, but a quick poke...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 03:40 PM
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Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
No, he doesn't, but the line is indeed literal. ...

No, he doesn't, but the line is indeed literal.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Nope, not a -dacil. hS

Nope, not a -dacil.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 02:00 PM
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Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
Those are the literal meanings of the lines, yes....

Those are the literal meanings of the lines, yes.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Correct. hS

Correct.

hS
Forum: The Books 08-08-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Huinesoron
Silmaril "Concerning... 'The Hoard'" revealed

Since the '80s, it has been known that Tolkien wrote a long letter in 1964 linking his poem 'The Hoard' (in Adventures of Tom Bombadil) to the legends of the First Age. Excerpts have been printed in...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 07:43 AM
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Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
(Ar-)Pharazon has nothing to do with this riddle,...

(Ar-)Pharazon has nothing to do with this riddle, and the question is about a choice. You need to figure out which of the three the speaker chose.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 04:54 AM
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Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
The first line has nothing to do with Isildur....

The first line has nothing to do with Isildur. The third line... you're right about the law, and the line is not directly about Miriel.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 08-08-2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3,931
Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
Okay, I've struggled with this one for several...

Okay, I've struggled with this one for several days, but I think maybe brevity is the answer here:

The choice is mine:
The victor who failed,
The line that failed,
Or the law that failed....
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-08-2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 39,757
Posted By Huinesoron
Oh wow! That's a really impressive find, and a...

Oh wow! That's a really impressive find, and a fascinating resolution to the Girdle Problem. I feel like your discovery deserves a thread up in Books for more general discussion; do you want to start...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-03-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,931
Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
Thanks, but I have no ideas, which is the other...

Thanks, but I have no ideas, which is the other reason I didn't go for it.

hS
Forum: The Movies 08-03-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 129,739
Posted By Huinesoron
Sounds good! Ironically the one line I can't seem...

Sounds good! Ironically the one line I can't seem to find is the very first one - I either latch onto a too-early or too-late musical cue - but I'm sure I'll figure it out. My only musical note is...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-02-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,931
Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
I almost replied yesterday with "what's the...

I almost replied yesterday with "what's the reason this ISN'T Turin", but decided to take another look before I did.

I wonder if the gate in line 4 is literal? That could point more towards...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-01-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,931
Views: 466,442
Posted By Huinesoron
I think I fluked into the right answer while...

I think I fluked into the right answer while musing over the Fingolfin part, but it looked like Urwen was having fun, and, like... fun is the point of the thread.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 08-01-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12,175
Views: 830,561
Posted By Huinesoron
Is 7 Arago(g) (mutilated) + Registered Nurse =...

Is 7 Arago(g) (mutilated) + Registered Nurse = ARAGORN?

hS
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