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Comments For Quenya Names: First Aid
What a great idea! Thank you for looking/writing this all up.
What might be useful is to note that C and K actually denote the same sound (which is why Tolkien uses them interchangeably, of course), since there still seems to be some confusion about that - not so much in this list, but in Quenya studies in general.
AracŠno could also be Argon, no? (glossed as 'noble gas' -- now I'm just being silly. I'll shut up now!)
Thank you very much!
I've added Argon, without mentioning his gaseous state.
I'll also add a note about C/K but I need to think about the best way to phrase it.
(I'm not sure whether "glossed as" was the best choice to standardize on, really. I might need to re-think that.)
What a great idea to compile all those Quenya names together! Very useful. Thank you so much :)
Thank you! Glad it seems useful and I will try to make it better, if I can!
The Quenya names at times cross my eyes and give me a headache. Seriously, there have been fics I've stopped reading because I got tired of trying to remember who was who. (yes, late first age onwards writer, don't get to use them much). Thank you for this very comprehensive list!!
I'm glad to hear that it looks useful to people and I hope to improve it.
I caught a heavy dose of Quenya names very early on and they come naturally to me, for the most part, but I do realize that to others, they don't.
As one of the ones apparently responsible for some (much?) of the confusion, thank you for compiling this list!
You're not the only one who has used Quenya names and I don't think you'll be the last!
It can be difficult, sometimes, for readers unfamiliar with them to imagine that sometimes, for the writer, the fic doesn't work without them, because they just don't sound right, for the characters at that point in the narrative.
And for writers, it can be difficult to remember that not all readers work out quickly that those names do have a basis in canon (in HoME) and that there are online reference works like Tolkien Gateway in which they are quite thoroughly covered.
Anyway, I hope this list will help a bit!
I can see how this will be useful to many, myself included.
Tyelkormo, Tyelcormo!! Thanks for reflecting both the "k" and the "c" where they apply.
I'd be delighted if it's useful to you! I'll improve it if and where I can.
Dawn has suggested we could give the list a proper workover at some point and then we could use it for the References section.