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TCG Letter #784 / Carpenter Letter #293a

J.R.R. Tolkien
Dick Plotz
Late 1966 - early 1967
Autograph Document
This letter, known as the Plotz Letter, or Plotz Declension was a letter written by Tolkien that contained manuscript notes regarding Quenya grammar.

This letter "...dates from late 1966 to early 1967, being a response to a request at my interview on 1 Nov. 1966" (Dick Plotz, quoted in Vinyar Tengwar #6).

The chart that shows the declension of a Quenya noun, with an explanation of the chart on the verso of the sheet. Plotz now believes that this sheet was included with Carpenter #283a: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dick Plotz • 12 January 1966 (#1027).

The hand-written chart is reproduced in Beyond Bree, March 1989. A transcript of the chart and the explanation can be found in Vinyar Tengwar #6. A reproduction of the chart and the handwritten explanation is reproduced in "Tolkien Language Notes #2" compiled by Jim Allen (1974).
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"Tolkien Language Notes #2" edited by Jim Allen, 1974
Beyond Bree, March 1989, p. 7
Vinyar Tengwar 6, pp. 13-4.
"The Other Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien", compiled by Jorge Quinonez (early 1990s), p. 7

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