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Reviewer: Himring Signed [Report This]
Date: December 05, 2011 - 12:56 am
Title: A Gift of Words

onomatopoeic?

In the mouth of a girl who has only just got her first dictionary? Well, she's a Noldo, after all, and, given what we know of elven preoccupations, I guess in Quenya the word is a lot more common than in English.

Reviewer: Elleth Signed [Report This]
Date: December 02, 2011 - 09:07 am
Title: A Gift of Words

I couldn't agree much more with Pande, really. I love the warmth in the family's interactions, and little Marye is one of your most adorable characters to date. Wonderful work!

Reviewer: pandemonium_213 Signed [Report This]
Date: December 02, 2011 - 05:13 am
Title: A Gift of Words

This is such a charming vignette, gg!  Maryë is an engaging child, precocious and curious.  The glimpses into everyday life in Tirion, that is, of the Elves of the working class, are very cool, and you've used details to good effect here.   Poldo, Elenë, and Maryë comprise a warm family, and I look forward to reading more about them.

Finally, I can so relate to being excited about a dictionary!  Our old dictionary in my childhood home thoroughly engrossed me.



Author's Response:

My parents gave me the condensed OED for Christmas one year and I just about collapsed from glee. As much as I love having access to the full OED online (thank you, uni!), there's something about a print dictionary and the way it lets you stumble over words that the online version lacks.




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