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Re: Wolf eyes
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It is wanly - Tolkien knew a lot more about words than most of us; see Shippey's discussion of Treebeard's looking 'sad but not unhappy'. Once, 'Sad' meant 'settled, determined'.

Similarly, there's more than one way to look at 'wan' - see The Ring of Words p.25, fig. 9.

'Its original sense seems to have been 'dark in hue' with especially frequent application to things of gloomy unpleasant associations'.

Posted on: 2010/5/12 13:07

Edited by garm on 2010/5/12 13:25:24
Edited by garm on 2010/5/12 13:26:00


Wolf eyes [Latin translation query]
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My father in law is translating LotR into Latin, and he has sent me this email -


Have got as far as "The Road to Isengard", and find that glittering eyes watched the riders wanly from the shadows of the banks. "Wanly" seems almost impossible, especially when combined with "glittering". There is no comment from Hammond & Scull. I have translated it "pallidi", but am very unhappy with it. Do you think it could be a misprint for "warily"? I know from bitter experience how easy it is to confuse "ri" and "n"!


Any ideas?

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Posted on: 2010/5/12 10:39

Edited by Khaml on 2013/4/24 13:20:14


Re: Anyone see the value in this eBay auction?
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Glad you reopened this thread. I actually made two mistakes in bidding on the auction. 1. I was confused, no doubt, and thought it was one of the earlier copies. (was not).

Also entered US Dollars bid, but forgot the auction was in BPS. Not the first time that's happened!! Can get a little expensive when you drop the conversion.

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Posted on: 2010/5/12 9:19


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We'll be at the Middle earth weekend on Saturday - will you?

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Posted on: 2010/5/12 5:44


Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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I recall there are some references to Tolkien outside of the two chapters given to his publishing history, too.


Almost every chapter apart from the first, has references to Tolkien, most have a lot of references. I think that a reprinting of this book should happen, because it is such a fantastic book.

Posted on: 2010/5/11 11:35

Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/11 12:05:25



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