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From: djhe...@kithrup.com (Dorothy J Heydt)
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 15:23:30 GMT
Local: Sun, Sep 20 2009 11:23 am
Subject: Re: Tolkien trained as a WW2 codebreaker
In article <20090920140306.32AD.3.NOF...@dthierbach.news.arcor.de>,
Dirk Thierbach <dthierb...@usenet.arcornews.de> wrote:
>Quadibloc <jsav...@ecn.ab.ca> wrote:There are *some* sneaky connections between words in _LotR_
>> On Sep 19, 9:18 am, djhe...@kithrup.com (Dorothy J Heydt) wrote:
>>> Jeff Urs <jeff....@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >And there was the word "numinous" to help him along.
>>> So there was, and that was a favorite word of Lewis's.
>> And, in fact, that word was intentionally part of Tolkien's
>Is there a source for that? Tolkien states twice in /Letters/ that
and words in our linguistic inventory. For instance _craban_
(plural _crebain_), "crow", is cognate with Latin _corvus_,
Greek _korax_ and (by Grimm's Law) English "raven." And very
sneaky indeed, consider the Sindarin for "Man" -- _adan_.
And in the _Silmarillion_, at the end of the Akallabeth, we
But I don't think _Numenor_ itself means anything other than
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