I. Trees which provide protection from trees. - Hedge (or High Hay) II. Those are men-slayers, and the most famous 4 were all slain by Men. Dragons III. He cannot even ride a horse, the doofus ! IV. Hush ! The wind in my sail... Can't you hear ? Reams I do not need. Eärrįmė V. Nargothrond. Aunique gift. Later, amurder in retribution.Nauglamķr VI. "Some are blue, some are red, some you put on velvet beds. Tied on strings or set in bands, these babies can rule the land." - Jewels VII. Before Rath Celerdain, some had been much more huge... - Lamps VIII. The same than the 'fake' one, but much harder. Truesilver IX. Industrial Revolution's victim. - Old Mill X. Approximately destroyed by Melkor's malice. Ormal XI. Needed wit to deciper them and then find their hidden meaning - Tīw XII. Those who use them grow weed or get killed When they're not cut in two...Horns XIII. Elvish 'magic' undid Sam's. - Knot XIV. Tolkien created an equivalent for it using tengwar that he used pretty often. & (Ampersand) XV. One example. - Inns XVI. Ulmo and Ossė can move them ! - Islands XVII. Up until 78 of those can be found sometimes ! Notes
III. Answer is not "He", but a member of the answer would probably think that sentece about another member of the answer. Which is cryptic. The letters being some of "a horse, the doofus". IV. Cryptic. The answer is the "I". It is an object. VIII. Could have been "As shiny as the "fake" one, but much harder and much more valuable" XII. What gets cut in two in LoTR ? XIV. It's something we use in English. It's on your keyboard. XVII. Answer in HoMe XII. Think externally.
XVII. Footnotes (numbered per chapter, 'Of Dwarves and Men' in particular)
e: The clues you've been giving on XIV are to me contradictory. Which may of course just mean that I'm thinking up the wrong tree. But what's on the keyboard? Letters, digits, special characters and editing and special functions. Yet you say the answer is an "it", i.e. singular. Which makes me think of concepts like 'Alphabet', 'Script', 'Character set'. Yet Tolkien emphasised that Tengwar are not an Alphabet (App. E II i), and a Script is what Tengwar are, not what is created using them (neither is Alphabet, for that matter). And I refuse to think of 'Character set' as a Tolkienian concept.
I can just barely make 'Alphabet' work in the sense of the 'New English Alphabet' that Tolkien developed using some of the Tengwar shapes and similar characters.
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~- I am in too great doubt to rule. To prepare or to let be? To prepare for war, which is yet only guessed: train craftsmen and tillers in the midst of peace for bloodspilling and battle: put iron in the hands of greedy captains who will love only conquest, and count the slain as their glory? Will they say to Eru: At least your enemies were amongst them? Or to fold hands, while friends die unjustly: let men live in blind peace, until the ravisher is at the gate? What then will they do: match naked hands against iron and die in vain, or flee leaving the cries of women behind them? Will they say to Eru: At least I spilled no blood? 'When either way may lead to evil, of what worth is choice? Let the Valar rule under Eru! - Tar Meneldur [UT 2 II:173-174]
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quote: The clues you've been giving on XIV are to me contradictory. Which may of course just mean that I'm thinking up the wrong tree. But what's on the keyboard? Letters, digits, special characters and editing and special functions. Yet you say the answer is an "it", i.e. singular.
Very well thought. But why couldn't it be one of the things I chose to put in bold ? It would be a singular, then. And remember, some tengwar also corresponded to other things than just letters, especially in Tolkien's English mode - for instance what's written on the first page of the HoMes What I'm looking for is the English equivalent : a character that means more than one letter.
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