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Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-12-2003, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting Our previous choice (to transform all mechanical...

Our previous choice (to transform all mechanical dragons into animal dragons) was based on the idea that we must eliminate all the mechanical dragons. Types 1, 2, and 3 were changed indiscriminately...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-11-2003, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting I've given some thought to this but I'm still...

I've given some thought to this but I'm still unsure. Certainly "fire-drake" can refer to type 4. It seems a little odd and artificial, then, to refer to type 3 as "drakes of fire" as this will...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-08-2003, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting I think that FG-B-06.05b was deleted. In the FoG...

I think that FG-B-06.05b was deleted. In the FoG section 4 thread, I think Maedhros and I came to a tentative agreement not to keep this change.



Hmm, I'm not sure what to make of this. But...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-07-2003, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting Well, I find this analysis quite convincing,...

Well, I find this analysis quite convincing, though of course I'm biased by the fact that it comes out supporting my earlier position. There is indeed a point that I had missed but which Findegil...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-26-2003, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting Why? Consider: in the old tale we have...

Why?

Consider: in the old tale we have mechanical dragons which upon close inspection, we find can be divided roughly into three classes.

Based on the fact that there is no later reference to...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-25-2003, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting I must say that I still disagree - I don't see...

I must say that I still disagree - I don't see any reason to alter the text of the Tale simply for reasons of clarity. You are right that this is intended (partly, at least) for those who have not...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-19-2003, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting I think I was a bit mistaken concerning your...

I think I was a bit mistaken concerning your proposal, Findegil. I see absolutely no need to change "serpents", "drakes", "dragons", and so forth to "streams of flame", "machines", et cetera. In...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-06-2003, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting You make some very good arguments, Findegil, and...

You make some very good arguments, Findegil, and I must say I am now very much in doubt concerning the whole matter.

For me, it was never a question of whether the mechanical monsters were...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-02-2002, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting We are aware that these were machines in the...

We are aware that these were machines in the early Tale rather than actual creatures. There has been much discussion on whether to leave them as machines or change them to real dragons. The...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-31-2002, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting That's an excellent point. If the dragons are no...

That's an excellent point. If the dragons are no longer made of metal, can we still speak of 'devising' them? Or must they instead be 'bred', a far longer process that could not have been achieved...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 02-05-2002, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Aiwendil
Sting I disagree. In the Quenta Noldorinwa Tolkien...

I disagree. In the Quenta Noldorinwa Tolkien wrote:



Would it really have been that much harder for him to mention metallic monsters? He could have done it in one sentence or less. In FoG...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-22-2001, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
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