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*Take note of correct singular and plural forms of terms: e.g. an [[Uruk-hai|Uruk]] ''or'' one of the [[Uruk-hai]], ''not'' an Uruk-hai; "Uruk-hai" means "Orc-folk")
 
*Take note of correct singular and plural forms of terms: e.g. an [[Uruk-hai|Uruk]] ''or'' one of the [[Uruk-hai]], ''not'' an Uruk-hai; "Uruk-hai" means "Orc-folk")
 
*Italicize non-English terms for objects and creatures (e.g. ''[[palantír]]'', ''[[crebain]]''), but not for peoples (e.g. [[Eldar]]). In general, follow the books.
 
*Italicize non-English terms for objects and creatures (e.g. ''[[palantír]]'', ''[[crebain]]''), but not for peoples (e.g. [[Eldar]]). In general, follow the books.
*When referring to adaptations, label them clearly as to avoid confusion with works of the same name (e.g. "''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''" to refer to [[Peter Jackson]]'s movie rather than just "''[[The Two Towers]]''").
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*When referring to adaptations, label them clearly as to avoid confusion with works of the same name (e.g. "''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''" rather than just "''[[The Two Towers]]''".
* Avoid adaptation-derived terms to describe the ''original versions'' of characters, concepts, etc. Only use those terms to refer to ''their counterparts in adaptations'', and point out that the terms are original to the adaptation (e.g. use "[[Oathbreakers]]" or "[[Dead Men of Dunharrow]]" properly; "Army of the Dead" should only be used in an adaptation context).
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* Avoid adaptation-derived terms to describe the ''original versions'' of characters, concepts, etc. Only use those terms to refer to ''their counterparts in adaptations'', and point out that the terms are original to the adaptation (e.g. "Army of the Dead" should only be used in an adaptation context; use "[[Oathbreakers]]" or "[[Dead Men of Dunharrow]]" elsewhere).
 
* Use capital letters when writing about the races of Middle-earth, but lower-case when writing about individuals or groups of individuals i.e. Elves, Dwarves, Men, Hobbits, Orcs, Istari, Valar, etc. (e.g. "the hobbits walked down the road", "Hobbits have hairy feet", "the hobbit jumped over the fence", "the Elf lord bowed before them", "the orcs were running over the plain").
 
* Use capital letters when writing about the races of Middle-earth, but lower-case when writing about individuals or groups of individuals i.e. Elves, Dwarves, Men, Hobbits, Orcs, Istari, Valar, etc. (e.g. "the hobbits walked down the road", "Hobbits have hairy feet", "the hobbit jumped over the fence", "the Elf lord bowed before them", "the orcs were running over the plain").
 
* Do not use "human" or "humans" when describing a concept inside the [[legendarium]]; instead write "[[Men]]" or "men", "Man"/"man", or "Mannish" (for usage of capital vs. lower-case letters, see above).
 
* Do not use "human" or "humans" when describing a concept inside the [[legendarium]]; instead write "[[Men]]" or "men", "Man"/"man", or "Mannish" (for usage of capital vs. lower-case letters, see above).

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