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TCG Letter #498


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Alina Dadlez
Date
19 September 1962
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkie writes explaining that "I prefer hobitos since it preserves to the eye more relationship to the original word. I do not much mind the h being 'mute'; I am sure many hobbits drop their hs like most rural folk in England."

The original letter is held in the Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin Archive, HarperCollins.
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The excerpt found in Chronology (see ref) is the only published quote from the letter.


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