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Relationship between Tolkien and his Aunt Neave [Chinese Translation]
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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~

Posted on: 2009/3/3 11:30

Edited by Khaml on 2013/4/24 12:57:54


Re: Excuse me, I would like to know the detail of the relationship between Tolkien and his aunt Neave
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Jane Neave was the sister of Tolkien's Mother Mabel, so she would be "Yi" in Chinese.

Posted on: 2009/3/3 12:01


Re: Excuse me, I would like to know the detail of the relationship between Tolkien and his aunt Neave
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Trotter is correct. Her maiden name is Suffield. You can see the entire Tolkien Family Tree on wikipedia here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolkien_family#Tolkien_family_tree

Jane Suffield (1872-1963) is above JRRT and to the left in their graphical representation.

Posted on: 2009/3/3 12:04
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