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'''James D. Allan''' ('''Jim Allan'''; b. [[1945]]) published books and articles on [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] in the 1970s, primarily on linguistics. His ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'' was the first book-length publication on Tolkien's invented languages. His surname is sometimes wrongly printed as '''Allen''' with an '''e'''.
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'''James D. Allan''' (b. [[1945]]), more commonly known as '''Jim Allan''', is a prolific writer and author especially on the subject of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] linguistics. He is primarily known for his [[1978]] book, ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]''.
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==Bibliography, selected==
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===Books===
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* [[1972]]: ''[[A Glossary of the Eldarin Tongues]]''
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* [[1975]]: ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion]]''
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* [[1977]]: ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion|A Speculation on The Silmarillion]]''
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* [[1978]]: ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]''
  
In the late 70s Jim was moderator of the Toronto branch of the Mythopoeic Society which in the early 80s became the Fantasy, Folklore, and Mythology Discussion Group, not particularly connected with Tolkien.
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===Journals (editor)===
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* [[1973]]: ''[[Tolkien Language Notes]]'' 1
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* [[1974]]: [[Tolkien Language Notes 2|''Tolkien Language Notes'' 2]]
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* [[1975]]: ''[[Report From Marquette]]''
  
Jim was editor of ''[[Mythprint]]'' (with Elliott Grassett, Karen Pearlston, and Dorothy Tate) in part of [[1975]]/[[1976]] and the same group served as data production editors on ''[[Mythlore 12]]'', ''[[Mythlore 13]]'', ''[[Mythlore 14]]'', and ''[[Mythlore 15]]'' (June, 1976 to March, 1977).
 
 
In 1979 Jim was one of the two guests of honour at Mythcon 10.
 
 
Since the late 90s Jim has been active on many web forums, usually using the logins Jallan, jallan, Jallanite, or jallanite.
 
 
He is currently (2012) an active member of the Wellinghall (Toronto) Smial of [[The Tolkien Society]].
 
 
==Bibliography, selected==
 
 
===Articles===
 
===Articles===
 
* [[1972]]: ''[[Parma Eldalamberon 2]]''
 
* [[1972]]: ''[[Parma Eldalamberon 2]]''
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** "The Queer Brandybuck Names"
 
** "The Queer Brandybuck Names"
 
* [[1973]]: ''[[Mallorn 7]]''
 
* [[1973]]: ''[[Mallorn 7]]''
** "The Story of 'The Silmarillion'"—Part I (Included in ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion]]'', a monograph published in [[1975]]''
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** "The Story of 'The Silmarillion'"—Part I  
 
* [[1974]]: ''[[Mallorn 8]]''
 
* [[1974]]: ''[[Mallorn 8]]''
** "The Silmarillion-Part II" (Included in ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion]]'', a monograph published in [[1975]]''
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** "The Silmarillion-Part II"
* [[1974]]: ''[[Mythcon III Proceedings (July, 1972)]]''.
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* [[1974]]: ''Mythcon III Proceedings''
** "The Decline and Fall of the Osgiliathan Empire."
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** "The Decline and Fall of the Osgiliathan Empire"
 
* [[1974]]: ''[[Parma Eldalamberon 4]]''
 
* [[1974]]: ''[[Parma Eldalamberon 4]]''
 
** "The Naming of Tor and Tinidril"
 
** "The Naming of Tor and Tinidril"
*[[1975]]: ''[[Mythlore 10]]''
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* [[1975]]: ''[[Mythlore 10]]''
** "Tolkien and Recovery." Reprinted in ''[[Amon Hen 16]]''.
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** "Tolkien and Recovery"
** "More Tolkien Exploitation." Review of ''The Lord of the Rings Hobbit Notes'' by William Ready.
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* [[1976]]: ''Minas Tirith Evening-Star'', vol. 5, no. 3
* [[1976]]: ''[[Minas Tirith Evening-Star, Vol. 5, No. 3]]''
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** "The Hobbit Writing on the Wall"
** "The Hobbit Writing on the Wall." Badly printed specimen page reprinted in following issue.
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* [[1976]]: ''Bakka Magazine #4''
* [[1976]]: ''[[Bakka Magazine #4]]''
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** "The Coming of Middle-earth"
 
** "The Coming of Middle-earth"
* [[1976]]: ''[[Minas Tirith Evening-Star, Vol. 5, No. 4]]''
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* [[1976]]: ''Minas Tirith Evening-Star'', vol. 5, no. 4
 
** "Tolkien in Britain and Canada"  
 
** "Tolkien in Britain and Canada"  
 
* [[1977]]: ''[[Parma Eldalamberon 5]]''
 
* [[1977]]: ''[[Parma Eldalamberon 5]]''
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* [[2012]]: [[Amon Hen 236|''Amon Hen'' 236]]
 
* [[2012]]: [[Amon Hen 236|''Amon Hen'' 236]]
 
** "Cymry and Cimmerian"
 
** "Cymry and Cimmerian"
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* [[2013]]: [[Amon Hen 239|''Amon Hen'' 239]]
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** "Tolkien and Copyright"
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* [[2013]]: ''Beyond Bree'', April 2013
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** "Tolkien, [[Åke Ohlmarks|Ohlmarks]], and the Ring"
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* [[2013]]: [[Amon Hen 241|''Amon Hen'' 241]]
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** "The Original ''[[The Lord of the Rings|Lord of the Rings]]'' paperback"
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* [[2013]]: [[Mallorn 54|''Mallorn'' 54]]
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** "A Merry dance" (letter to the editor)
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** "A flying balrog"
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* [[2013]]: [[Amon Hen 242|''Amon Hen'' 242]]
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** "More on Copyright and Tolkien"
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* [[2013]]: ''Beyond Bree'', August 2013
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** "A Note on Heraldic Symbols in Tolkien’s ''The Fall of Arthur''"
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* [[2013]]: [[Amon Hen 243|''Amon Hen'' 243]]
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** "Christopher Tolkien's Comments in ''The Fall of Arthur''"
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* [[2014]]: ''Beyond Bree'', January 2014
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** "Gandalf's Description"
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* [[2014]]: [[Amon Hen 250|''Amon Hen'' 250]]
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** "Gandalf and the Merlin of the Arthurian Chronicles"
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===Reviews===
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* [[1975]]: ''[[Mythlore 10]]''
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** "More Tolkien Exploitation" (review of ''The Lord of the Rings Hobbit Notes'')
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* [[2012]]: ''Beyond Bree'', August 2012
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** [[Tolkien and Wagner]]
 
* [[2012]]: [[Amon Hen 237|''Amon Hen'' 237]]
 
* [[2012]]: [[Amon Hen 237|''Amon Hen'' 237]]
 
** "''The Hobbit'' in Irish" (review of ''An Hobad, nó Anonn agus Ar Ais Arís'')
 
** "''The Hobbit'' in Irish" (review of ''An Hobad, nó Anonn agus Ar Ais Arís'')
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* [[2013]]: ''Beyond Bree'', January 2013
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** [[Wagner and Tolkien|Wagner and Tolkien: Mythmakers]]
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* [[2013]]: ''Beyond Bree'', July 2013
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** ''[[The Fall of Arthur]]''
  
===Tolkien Fanzines<ref group=note>Fanzines privately circulated to less than twenty persons.<!-- Source: User:Jallan --></ref>===
 
* [[1973]]: ''[[Tolkien Language Notes]]'' 1
 
* [[1974]]: [[Tolkien Language Notes 2|''Tolkien Language Notes'' 2]]
 
* [[1975]]: ''[[Report From Marquette]]''
 
 
===Monographs===
 
* [[1972]]: ''[[A Glossary of the Eldarin Tongues]]''
 
* [[1975]]: ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion]]''
 
* [[1977]]: ''[[An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion|A Speculation on The Silmarillion]]''
 
 
===Books===
 
* [[1978]]: ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]''
 
 
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Latest revision as of 18:44, 15 December 2014

James D. Allan (b. 1945), more commonly known as Jim Allan, is a prolific writer and author especially on the subject of Tolkien linguistics. He is primarily known for his 1978 book, An Introduction to Elvish.

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