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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 117: Why?

17th April 2014 (15:48)

You'll notice that the Noldor have a different opinion on the usefulness of literacy compared to the Sindar! Rúmil's alphabet was invented separately and independently of Daeron's alphabet mentioned in a previous episode, though I suppose it's possible they discussed the issue on the Great Journey (if Daeron is old enough, and wasn't born in Doriath) and influenced each other.


Part 117: Why?



Next time: Part 118: To die, to sleep

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

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Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 18th April 2014 16:27 (UTC)

Don't know what people expected if the poor kid had no playmates his own age. When did the other elves start having children?

Of course, I don't think I'd like to get into a game of marbles with Fëanor...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th April 2014 10:22 (UTC)

Very soon after, in fact (by Elven standards). One of the factors in Finwë's later actions was that while he only had one son and no daughters, the other Elves - including Ingwë and Olwë - were all starting large families. He felt left out.

You should be fine playing marbles with Fëanor until the day he turns up with ones he's made himself that glow with their own light... he won't be happy about losing those!

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