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Re: My masterpiece, part 1 (long)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Saturday, February 23, 2002, 2:30
En réponse à Jesse Bangs <jaspax@...>:

> > I was rather surprised when I first found this out, actually. With > all > of the hubbub made over Tolkein's languages, the documentation and > textual sources for them are rather thin. A good many of the members > of > the list have doubtlessly surpassed him in recorded grammatical > information and size of the corpus. >
Well, in fact it's rather the amount of published material from Tolkien which is rather thin (well, about linguistic material only, because we can hardly say that the twelve tomes of _History of Middle-Earth_ are thin :)) ). But it's well-known that the amount of notes that he left is enormous, and it's quite probable (according to Christopher Tolkien at least, and with such a name you can only trust him :)) ) that most of the conlinguistic material is still to be published. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.