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Old 01-07-2011, 08:55 AM   #42
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About Maelor: There is also a note written by Tolkien into a copy of the second edition of The Lord of the Rings that names the second son of FŽanor Maelor. Since the second edition was printed in 1966 the note must be later. But The Shibboleth of FŽanor is from 1968. So I agree to you that the natural interpretation of the evidence we have is, that Maelor was a change that Tolkien later skipt. But up to now we thought that Maelro was the last idea of Tolkien and therefore used it in our version. The change back to Maglor is not yet aproved, but I think it most likely.

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