Tolkien Gateway


Revision as of 14:12, 29 December 2010 by Sage (Talk | contribs)

About time I made a user profile.

I have been a Tolkien fan and participant to this wiki for several years. I consider myself a "Tolkienologist"; although I am no way one of the most erudite, I think that Tolkienologists can boast that we love Tolkien's creation the same manner Tolkien himself did; not only as readers. I think that we can admire Arda and see its beauty when we decompose it, and discover the languages, etymologies, Tolkiennymy, family trees, timeline, geography and calendars, being the skeleton of the stories we all love. Participating to the wiki I have uncovered views on some topics that I never noticed before.

I am working on a primitive "wiktionary" of words (of Elvish and other Tolkien languages), complete with etymology, links between Quenya words with its primitive forms and roots and Sindarin cognates; the point is to create a browsable dictionary in database form, which I expect will be helpful, not only to Elvish linguists, but anyone who'd wish to know more about how real languages work. Tolkien applied his knowledge of Germanic and Celtic languages on his constructed languages.

I also try to reconstruct some maps, heavily based on those by Karen Wynn Fonstad, and some by User:Smeagol; this way I hope TG can avoid using "fair use" maps. To see some of this work, see Historical_Atlas

So, that's it in case you wondered who I am. Feel free to contact me anytime.

Disclaimer: I am a very absent-minded and forgetful person, awkward and all thumbs; this means I am very prone to typing and syntax mistakes, most of which I can notice only after I saved my edits. I am used to saving my edits every few seconds and continue with additions and corrections. A new page created by me is complete not before my first 3 or 4 edits, and improvements follow now and then. I know this "pollutes" an article's history but believe me, I have tried and I can't do otherwise. Apologies and thanks for your understanding :D