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Episode 15: Tolkien’s Languages: Part 1

    <p><a href="https://discord.gg/B2ZWfKz">Join Athrabeth's Discord!</a></p><h3>References, Notes and Useful Links</h3><ul><li>Brackmann, Rebecca. “‘Dwarves Are Not Heroes’: Antisemitism and The Dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien's Writing.” Mythlore, vol. 28, no. 3, 10 Apr. 2010. 109/110 Spring/Summer.<ul><li><a href="https://dc.swosu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1172&amp;context=mythlore">https://dc.swosu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1172&context=mythlore</a></li></ul></li><li>Tolkien reciting namarie: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6de_SbVUVfA">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6de_SbVUVfA</a></li><li>Tolkien singing namarie: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkuHrD_xlJY">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkuHrD_xlJY</a></li><li>Hostetter, Carl F. “Elvish as she is spoke” <a href="http://www.elvish.org/articles/EASIS.pdf">http://www.elvish.org/articles/EASIS.pdf</a></li><li><a href="http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_elvish.htm">http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_elvish.htm</a></li><li>Convenient condensed writeups of the various Tolkien languages covered<ul><li>Fauskanger, Helge K. “Valarin - like the Glitter of Swords.” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/valarin.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)</li><li>Fauskanger, Helge K. “Various Mannish Tongues - the sadness of Mortal Men?” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/mannish.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)</li><li>Fauskanger, Helge K. “Quenya - the Ancient Tongue” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/quenya.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)</li><li>Fauskanger, Helge K. “Sindarin - the Noble Tongue” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/sindarin.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)</li><li>Fauskanger, Helge K. “Adûnaic - the vernacular of Númenor” Ardalambion,folk.uib.no/hnohf/adunaic.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)</li><li>Fauskanger, Helge K. “Orkish and the Black Speech - base language for base purposes” Ardalambion, folk.uib.no/hnohf/orkish.htm (accessed 8 September 2019)</li></ul></li></ul><h3>Sources</h3><ul><li>J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Qenya Phonology", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 22</li><li>J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Phonology", in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 22</li><li>J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Grammar", in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 28-34</li><li>J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 12</li><li>Letter 176. In H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds.), The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien.New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin</li><li>Gilson and Wynne, ‘The Growth of Grammar in the Elven Tongues’ 1992</li><li>Gilson, Christopher, “<i>Narqelion</i> and the Early Lexicons. Some Notes on the First Elvish Poem”, in Vinyar Tengwar 40 (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), p. 6</li><li>Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lost Road and Other Writings. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Vol. 5. Boston &amp; New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Print. History of Middle­ earth.</li><li>Tolkien, J.R.R. Sauron Defeated. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Vol. 9. Boston &amp; New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Print. History of Middle­ earth.</li><li>Tolkien, J.R.R. War of the Jewels. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Vol. 10. Boston &amp; New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. 301­66. Print. History of Middle ­earth.</li><li>Tolkien, J. R. R. “Appendices” in The Lord of the Rings. Allen &amp; Unwin.</li></ul>

Episode 14: Quenya Catholic Prayers

    <h3>Sources</h3>
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. ""Words of Joy": Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya. (Part One)" Ed. Patrick Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter. Vinyar Tengwar 43 (2002): 5­38. Print.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. ""Words of Joy": Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya. (Part Two)" Ed. Patrick Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter. Vinyar Tengwar 44 (2002): 5­20. Print.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R. "The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon." Ed. Christopher Gilson, Carl F. Hostetter, Patrick Wynne, and Arden R. Smith. Parma Eldalamberon 12 (1998)
  • Garth, John. Tolkien and the Great War : the threshold of Middle-earth. London: HarperCollins, 2003.
  • Letter 142. In H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds.), The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien.New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin

Episode Mentions

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Episode 13: Tolkien Fanfiction Culture

    This episode Jude and Stef talk to Dawn Walls-Thumma, founder of the Silmarillion Writers Guild and author of a fascinating survey on the culture and practices of the Tolkien Fanfiction community.

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Silmarillion Writers Guild
Dawn’s Personal Page

Show Notes
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Works Referenced This Episode
Walls-Thumma, Dawn (2019) Data on Tolkien Fanfiction Culture and Practices (1st Edition)

Episode 12: A Tale of Two Tolkien Biographies

Jude and Stef review the new Tolkien biopic, as well John Garth’s “Tolkien and the Great War”. Some beefs are had.

Episode 11: The A-Neigh-zing Horses of Middle Earth part 2

From the noble Mearas of the Rohirrim to the dark mounts of the Black Riders, we close out our Horsey series with some of the most notable steeds of Middle-earth

Episode 10: The A-Neigh-zing Horses of Middle Earth part 1

What started as a joke about ranking of all the horses of Middle-earth as a palate cleanser for Stef after so many episodes about souls and eschatology, has turned into two of our best episodes, courtesy of Stef’s unbridled enthusiasm for hoses and Tolkien! Enjoy this first in our two part series on the Horses of Middle-earth!

Episode 9: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth part 2: grief and partings

In the conclusion of first episodes on the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, we cover the second half of the conversation, discuss the Tale of Adanel, and give our final thoughts on this amazing piece. We also talk about our recent trip to New York to attend the Tolkien and Inspiration symposium at the Morgan Library!

Episode 8: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth part 1: death, faith and hope

Part 1 of our first foray into the work that gave our podcast its name, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth! We meet the our interlocutors and dive into this fascinating exploration of death, faith, and hope in Middle-earth.

Episode 7: Thought Transmission and Elven Resurrection

Part 2 of our discussion of souls, eschatology, and the elven afterlife examines the properties inherent to fëa, including thought transmission, and then we discuss elven resurrection!

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