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TCG Letter #481 / Carpenter Letter #168


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Richard Jeffery
Date
7 September 1955
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Richard Jeffery, an Oxford student, had some etymological queries. Tolkien replied late, because he was on vacation in Italy (as described in Letter 167). Jeffery had also sent a transcription of his name in Tengwar, to which Tolkien replied that because there is no standard for Tengwar and English, he can't technically make mistakes.

Tolkien closes this letter after his usual salutation with what has been called the 'Jeffery Valediction', transcription: "Namárie", meaning 'fairwell'.See https://www.forodrim.org/daeron/mdtci.html entry for DTS_12[1]
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