Nolmë, the bilingual journal (in Spanish and English) for the research on J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, presents its fifth installment. This issue contains three articles about Tolkien’s invented languages.
The first one is “Beleriandic Sociolingüistics”, by Josu Gómez. It is the paper that he read in the EstelCon of Valle (1998), and then published in Lambenor’s website. This classic work has been slightly updated, and translated into English for the first time, in order to publish it in Nolmë.
The second anrticle is “Primitive Quendian and Avarin”, by José Andrés Alonso de la Fuente and Helios De Rosario Martínez: an unpublished essay that analyses in depth the few words that exist of the Avarin corpus, and tries to extract some conclusions about the relations amongst the Dark Elves’ dialects and the Eldarin Clans.
To finish, we present “Tolkien’s languages: a general view of their external relations”, by David Giraudeau. It is a text recently published by its author in his French website Lambenóre, which has been translated into English and Spanish for Nolmë: an analysis of the possible influences of languages like Gothic, Finnish, Latin, Greek, etc. upon the ones that Tolkien invented.
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