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[edit] Welcome!

Hello Paul Strack, and welcome to Tolkien Gateway! I hope you like the place and choose to join our work. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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-- Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:36, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Etymologies

Hello Pfstrack. Many thanks for your recent work on etymologies of several Elvish names. I did revert the latest edits, though, since I found the analysis too speculative: when the added text contains mostly "probably", "perhaps", "might" and similarly, we should be cautious. As an encyclopedia, it's important that a reader can trace the source behind a statement. I found a similar problem with the name Luvailin, which appears never to have been translated by Tolkien (see Talk:Luvailin#Etymology and the related Forum:Original research, once again). I therefore posed a question at a well-known forum, in order to have a source behind the different suggestions. Let me know if you have any thoughts.--Morgan 19:23, 1 February 2014 (UTC)