The Lord of the Rings Appendices

May 6 - June 25, 2006

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It ain't over til the fat troll swings! Join us in the Reading Room as we explore the thousands of years of history preceding the War of the Ring. This week it's Appendices A.I.i to A.I.iii: Numenor, and the Lost Realm of Arnor!

 

Appendix A.I.i-iii - Numenor & Arnor

by Beren IV, May 6-11 & June 25, 2006

Introduction  <Beren IV>  [5/6 @ 10:47 PM]  (6/16)

The Edain  <Beren IV>  [5/9 @ 12:53 AM]  (3/10)

Open Discussion (for now)  <Beren IV>  [5/11 @ 9:43 AM]  (2/4)

Eriador and Arnor - free for all  <squire>  [5/11 @ 10:28 AM]  (4/7)

On the First Part of Appendix A - Finale  <Beren IV>  [6/25 @ 12:03 AM]  (0/0)

The Paleontologist is back I - Dúnedain population genetics  <Beren IV>  [6/25 @ 1:26 PM]  (2/6)

See the 1st Discussion by cocoa daffodil, June 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Menelwyn, December 2003

See the 4th Discussion by sador, January-February 2009

See the 5th Discussion by CuriousG, October 2011

See the 6th Discussions by CuriousG (i. Numenor) and
 Hamfast Gamgee (iii. Arnor), November 2016

Everyone is wondering where the heck everyone is! Meanwhile, "precious stones are pebbles in Gondor for children to play with" during the height of the South-kingdom's glory and power, yet "Umbar remained at war with Gondor for many lives of men"-- or so you will learn if you join us in the Reading Room, as we discuss Appendix A.I.iv to The Lord of the Rings, "Gondor and the Heirs of Anarion". First visitor will lead the discussion.

 

Appendix A.I.iv - Gondor

by Alraune, May 15-21, 2006

Gondor's Golden Age  [5/15 @ 5:38 AM]  (3/42)

The Kin-strife   [5/15 @ 3:05 PM]  (3/7)

The beginning of Gondor's long downward slide  [5/16 @ 3:52 AM]  (4/6)

Sauron stirs again  [5/16 @ 1:52 PM]  (4/13)

Wainriders invade, but are repelled  [5/17 @ 2:01 AM]  (4/13)

Dispute over the Northern Kingdom’s claim to the kingship  [5/17 @ 2:33 PM]  (2/9)

The southern line dies out  [5/18 @ 3:26 AM]  (2/5)

Gondor under the Stewards  [5/18 @ 3:31 PM]  (1/2)

Gondor attacked from every direction  [5/19 @ 7:41 AM]  (1/1)

On Ecthelion and Thorongil  [5/20 @ 4:05 AM]  (2/2)

Denethor, Boromir, and Faramir  [5/20 @ 3:47 PM]  (2/6)

Only pretending to be dry  [5/21 @ 3:52 AM]  (5/5)

 There was no 1st Discussion of A.I.iv Gondor

See the 2nd Discussion by drogo_drogo, December 2003

See the 4th Discussion by sador, January-February 2009

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, October 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, November 2016

Everyone is hiding behind the trees around Cerin Amroth, waiting to see if Arwen falls for Aragorn! Then it's back to nonstop warfare with the Annals of the rampaging rough Riders of Rohan. Join us in the Reading Room this week as we read Appendices A.I.v and A.II of The Lord of the Rings.

 

Appendix A.I.v - The Tale of Aragorn & Arwen

by NZ Strider, May 22-26, 2006

Introduction  [5/22 @ 4:03 AM]  (12/43) 

Life among the Dunedain  [5/22 @ 9:05 PM]  (2/6)

Foresight  [5/23 @ 4:54 AM]  (4/4)

The orphan hero etc.  [5/23 @ 4:57 AM]  (4/8)

Beren and Luthien  [5/25 @ 6:24 AM]  (2/9)

Elrond  [5/25 @ 7:12 AM]  (2/23)

Aragorn in the wilderness  [5/26 @ 6:53 AM]  (4/15)

Gilraen gives up hope (Hope?)  [5/26 @ 7:03 AM]  (3/8)

Two more death-bed scenes  [5/26 @ 8:34 PM]  (5/6)

Open Discussion  [5/26 @ 8:57 PM]  (4/10)

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, June 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Narf, January 2004

See the 4th Discussion by Voronwë the Faithful, February 2009

See the 5th Discussion by dormouse, Oct-Nov 2011

See the 6th Discussion by enanito, Nov-Dec 2016

 

Appendix A.II - The House of Eorl

by squire, May 29-June 4, 2006

The House of Eorl  [5/29 @ 1:59 AM]  (4/10)

The House of Eorl saves the day  [5/30 @ 12:28 AM]  (6/9)

dragons and horses  [5/31 @ 12:07 AM]  (8/14)

Helm Hammerhand's hand hammers Freca  [5/31 @ 11:44 PM]  (4/9)

Helm's Big Sleep in the Deep. [6/1 @ 9:07 AM]  (3/7)

Saruman spelled backward is Evil  [6/1 @ 11:32 PM]  (3/3)

List now the Kings // their lore and long names  [6/2 @ 3:49 PM]  (2/9)

Read how the Mark // was ruled with renown  [6/3 @ 11:19 AM]  (6/9)

and he was young, and he was King: the lord of a fell people.  [6/4 @ 4:04 PM]  (5/12)

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, June 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Narf, January 2004

See the 4th Discussion by Saelind, February 2009

See the 5th Discussion by Elizabeth, November 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Elizabeth, December 2016


Everyone left can be slain or broken, but cannot be reduced to shadows enslaved to another board! Join us in the Reading Room as we brood in great anger without hope on Appendix A.III of The Lord of the Rings: "Durin's Folk" (beards optional).
 

Appendix A.III - Durin's Folk

by Reera the Red, May 29-June 3, 2006

Some Background on the Dwarves  [5/29 @ 11:32 AM]  (7/18)

Wanderings in the Third Age [5/30 @ 5:42 PM]  (3/8)

The War of the Dwarves and Orcs [5/31 @ 8:45 PM]  (6/11)

The Rings of the Dwarves  [6/1 @ 10:23 PM]  (2/10)

The Quest of Erebor  [6/2 @ 6:43 PM]  (2/3)

After the War of the Ring  [6/3 @ 1:09 AM]  (2/8)

Open Discussion  [6/3 @ 1:17 AM]  (2/3)

The Paleontologist is back II - Dwarven Biology  <Beren IV>  [6/25 @ 1:53 PM]  (3/3)

See the 1st Discussion by Steve D, July 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Daughter of Nienna, January 2004

See the 4th Discussion by Tolkien Forever, February 2009

See the 5th Discussion by Pryderi, November 2011

See the 6th Discussion by squire, December 2016


Everyone is immersed in the joys of archival research! Join us in the Reading Room as we discuss the Appendices to the The Lord of the Rings. This week it's the scintillating Appendix B, The Tale of Years, and the hilarious Appendix C, Family Trees of the Hobbits.

 

Appendices B & C

by the Reading Room as a free for all, June 4-11, 2006

#1  <Altaira>  [6/4 @ 11:52 PM]  (6/9)

The Tale of Years. What's with the Second Age?  <squire>  [6/6 @ 12:43 PM]  (3/8)

Appendix C:  Family Trees.  Baggins and Boffins and Bolgers--oh, my!  <N.E. Brigand>  [6/11 @ 9:11 PM]  (4/7)

Appendix B:  The Tale of Years.  The Third Age  <N.E. Brigand>  [6/11 @ 10:34 PM]  (2/2)

See the 1st Discussion by Morwen, June, 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Corwynne, January 2004

See the 4th Discussions by Morthoron (B: Tale of Years) and
N.E. Brigand (C: Family Trees), February-March, 2009

See the 5th Discussion by sador, Nov-Dec, 2011

There was no 6th Discussion of Appendices B & C


Everyone is adding and subtracting fractional days to the millennial deficit, and practicing their voiceless stops and aspirated consonants, as we stagger through Appendix D "The Calendars" and Appendix E "Writing and Spelling" of The Lord of the Rings. Join us in the Reading Room this week as we consider: was Tolkien a nut, or what?

 

Appendices D & E

by squire, June 12-18, 2006

Appendix D: The Calendars. Introduction; and yén, enquië, and loa, made E-Z.  [6/12 @ 9:04 AM]  (6/19)

Yestarë, all their troubles seemed so far away: The Númenoreans invent the long week-end.  [6/12 @ 9:45 AM]  (3/9)

Shire-Reckoning, Shire-reform: Throw out that odd weekday!  [6/12 @ 2:11 PM]  (4/8)

“In the Westron the Quenya names of the months were usually retained. . . ”  [6/13 @ 8:43 AM]  (2/4)

"The last day of the week, Friday (Highday), was one of holiday and evening feasts."  [6/13 @ 9:24 AM]  (3/5)

“They had many names for these ‘twilight’ periods”   [6/13 @ 1:22 PM]  (2/8)

The New Reckoning, and Open Discussion.   [6/13 @ 6:40 PM]  (10/19)

Appendix E: Writing and Spelling. “R represents a trilled r in all positions; the Orcs are said to have used a uvular r”  [6/14 @ 12:59 AM]  (10/16)

“In Quenya ui, oi, ai and iu, eu, au are diphthongs. All other pairs of vowels are dissyllabic.”  [6/14 @ 3:53 PM]  (4/17)

“Where the last syllable but one contains (as often) a short vowel followed by only one (or no) consonant, the stress falls on the syllable before it”  [6/14 @ 4:10 PM]  (3/4)

“The scripts and letters used in the Third Age were all ultimately of Eldarin origin.”  [6/15 @ 2:02 AM]  (3/5)

“The raising of the stem indicated the opening of the consonants to a 'spirant': thus assuming the above values for Grade 1, Grade 3 (9-12) = th, f, sh, ch, and Grade 4 (13-16) = dh, v, zh, gh.”  [6/15 @ 3:52 PM]  (4/6)

Grades 5 and 6: “For lv, not for lw, many speakers, especially Elves, used lb: this was written with 27+6, since lmb could not occur.”  [6/15 @ 4:10 PM]  (3/4)

The vowels were in many modes represented by tehtar, usually set above a consonantal letter. [6/16 @ 12:15 AM]  (2/6)

“And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking”  [6/16 @ 3:37 PM]  (5/7)

Cirth you, sed Daeron! [6/18 @ 12:29 AM]  (3/4)

The End of our Discussion is in Runes.  [6/18 @ 12:36 AM]  (2/4)

Open Discussion. [6/18 @ 12:38 AM]  (10/31)

See the 1st Discussion by Steve D, July 2001

See the 2nd Discussions by Altaira (D: Calendars) and Doorwarden of Theoden (E: Writing and Spelling), January 2004

See the 4th Discussion by N.E. Brigand, March 2009

See the 5th Discussion by sador, Nov-Dec, 2011

There was no 6th Discussion of Appendices D & E


Everyone is fascinated by all the incredibly different races and tongues that populate Middle-earth! Join us this week in the Reading Room as we read Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age" in The Lord of the Rings.
 

Appendix F

by dna, June 19-25, 2006

(Intro): 14 Languages; Family-names; the Finarfin-fix; & the Finale  [6/19 @ 3:19 AM]  (3/11)

(History): Forewords and Backwards [6/19 @ 5:36 PM]  (1/1)

(I): Languages & Peoples of the 3rd Age - [Preamble] / Of the Elves [6/20 @ 4:42 AM]  (1/12)

(I): Languages & Peoples of the 3rd Age – Of Men [6/20 @ 10:39 PM]  (3/7)

(I): Languages & Peoples of the 3rd Age – Of Other Races  [6/21 @ 11:22 PM]  (3/13)

(II): On Translation - The Matter of Hobbits (the ‘conceit’ is on!)  [6/23 @ 8:49 PM]  (2/17)

(II): On Translation - free use of familiar forms; ‘forest of the great fear’; for instance, ifs; figures of fun; fancies, as butterflies to falcons; fate of Fathers in far-off days; the Finarfin-fix and final footnote! [6/25 @ 3:38 AM]  (4/33)

The Paleontologist is back III - Dragons and their ecology  <Beren IV>  [6/25 @ 2:02 PM]  (4/12)

See the 1st Discussion by Steve D, July 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Altaira and a Free For All, February 2004

See the 4th Discussion by visualweasel, March 2009

See the 5th Discussion by squire, December 2011

There was no 6th Discussion of Appendix F


No one wants to close the book! Join us for an open discussion of the epic trilogy, as our third reading of The Lord of the Rings in the Reading Room comes to an end.
 

Open Discussion on The Lord of the Rings

as a Free For All, June 25-July 9, 2006

The Index  <N.E. Brigand>  [6/28 @ 10:13 PM]  (6/31)

What did you discover this time around?  <Curious>  [6/30 @ 7:20 AM]  (10/32)

See the 1st Discussion as a Free For All, July 2001

See the 2nd Discussion as a Free For All, February 2004

See the 4th Discussion as a Free For All, March 2009

 There was no 5th Open Discussion of The Lord of the Rings

See the 6th Discussion by noWizardme, Dec 2016-Jan 2017

    Goodbye, dear Reading Room! (No Text) [3/9/2007 @ 16:21] (12/26)

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