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Parma Eldalamberon #19 (PE19)


The nineteenth issue of Parma Eldalamberon. This issue includes three phonological works written by Tolkien. The first two are from the 1930s: a general “Comparative Tables” contrasting the development of many Elvish languages and a Quenya-specific “Outline of Phonetic Development” (OP1). The third document, “Outline of Phonology” (OP2), is a revision of the earlier "Outline of Phonetic Development" composed in the 1950s.

The first two documents are roughly contemporaneous with the first version of the Tengwesta Qenderinwa (TQ1) from PE18, while the “Outline of Phonology” was begun shortly after the second version of the Tengwesta Qenderinwa (TQ2). Unlike the second Tengwesta Quenderinwa, Tolkien had already finished the transition from Qenya/Noldorin to Quenya/Sindarin as the two main Elvish languages when writing the “Outline of Phonology”.

References are by page number; the first 2 digits of the decimal value are the line number, and the last 2 digits are the word position in the line.