Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Stu
19 minutes ago

wellinghall
31 minutes ago

Trotter
46 minutes ago

SeanG
49 minutes ago

Deagol
1 hour 11 minutes ago

laurel
2 hours 30 minutes ago

Karl
3 hours 17 minutes ago

Khamûl
9 hours 18 minutes ago
Report message: *
 
* = Required

Relationship between Tolkien and his Aunt Neave [Chinese Translation]

Subject: Relationship between Tolkien and his Aunt Neave [Chinese Translation]
by newvery on 2009/3/3 11:30:09

I'm trying to translate Tolkien's essay "On Fairy-stories" into Mandarine. In the "editor's introduction" of this book, the editor mentions that one of Tolkien's letters which is to her aunt Jane Neave.

But, there are four words in Chinese with different meanings but each has the same meaning with "aunt" in English. They mean: 1)mother'sister("Yi"); 2)fater's sister("Gu"); 3)mother's brother's wife("Jiu-ma"); and 4) father's brother's wife("Shen").

So, I'd like to know the "aunt Jane Neave" is which kind of "aunt" of Tolkien. This could help me to translate the essay better and exacter, and eventually makes Chinese people know more about Tolkien and his theory, his achievement and his greatness.

Thanks very much~