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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 284 - Research and development

13th June 2016 (22:19)

Random question (actually, something I saw being asked elsewhere online): Is there a canonical singular form of the Sindarin word 'Galadhrim'? ('Tree-folk', referring to the people of Lothlórien.) After some research I guessed at Galadhel ('tree-elf') but I'd be inrerested to know if it's been discussed already elsewhere and a consensus reached. The same question would go for other Sindarin nation-names like Gondolindrim and Iathrim.

    Part 284: Research and develoment

    Next time: Part 285: Plan B... or is it C now?

    Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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!


    Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
    Posted at: 14th June 2016 14:08 (UTC)

    So Fëanor was actually a more skilled craftsman than Aulë.

    There's nothing more annoying than an egomaniac with the skills to back it up.

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 14th June 2016 15:14 (UTC)

    True to your second point — I've always seen Fëanor as not so much arrogant, as knowing for certain that he actually IS better than everybody else. (Though not at social skills.)

    For the first: not really. Was Steve Jobs a better craftsman than Leonardo da Vinci because Leonardo never invented the iPhone?

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