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Quendi and Eldar

Quendi and Eldar is a collection of short essays by J.R.R. Tolkien dating from c. 1959-60, which were published in The War of the Jewels. Quendi and Eldar provides the etymological development of certain words the Elves used to name themselves and other peoples, or to refer to individuals in some way.

A large section of "Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language'" was omitted from The War of the Jewels by Christopher Tolkien, but was released years later in Vinyar Tengwar, Issue 39 together with a shorter text entitled "Appendix: Noldorin words for Language".[1]

[edit] Overview

  • Quendi and Eldar
    • "A. The principal linguistic elements concerned" (WJ)
    • "B. Meanings and use of the various terms applied to the Elves and their varieties in Quenya, Telerin, and Sindarin" (WJ)
    • "C. The Clan-names, with notes on other names for divisions of the Eldar" (WJ)
    • "Appendix A. Elvish names for Men" (WJ)
    • "Appendix B. Elvish names for the Dwarves" (WJ)
    • "Appendix C. Elvish names for the Orcs" (WJ)
    • "Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language'" (WJ)
      • "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D" (VT 39)
      • "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D: Author's Notes to the extract from Quendi and Eldar, App. D" (VT 39)
      • "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D: Editorial glossary to the extract from Quendi and Eldar, App. D" (VT 39)
        • "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D: Appendix: Noldorin words for Language" (VT 39)
        • "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D: Author's Notes to 'Noldorin words for Language'" (VT 39)
        • "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D: Editorial glossary to 'Noldorin words for Language'" (VT 39)
        • "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D: Editorial Notes [to 'Noldorin words for Language']" (VT 39)
      • "Note on the 'Language of the Valar'" (WJ)
    • "Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar" (WJ)
    • "Editorial Notes [to Quendi and Eldar]" (WJ)
    • "Appendix: The legend of the Awaking of the Quendi (Cuivienyarna)" (WJ)

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998