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'''The Tolkien Index'''  
 
'''The Tolkien Index'''  
  
*Aim: To provide an index for names appearing in published writings by J.R.R. Tolkien lacking an index.
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*Aim: To provide an index for names appearing in published writings on Arda by J.R.R. Tolkien lacking an index.
*The Tolkien Index is ''only'' an index, not a dictionary or glossary.
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*The Tolkien Index is ''only'' a page reference index, not a dictionary or glossary.
 
*Only names will be indexed.
 
*Only names will be indexed.
 
*The Tolkien Index is a moderated project. If you wish to contribute to the project, or if you note any errors or want to give suggestions, contact [[User:Morgan|Morgan Thomsen]].
 
*The Tolkien Index is a moderated project. If you wish to contribute to the project, or if you note any errors or want to give suggestions, contact [[User:Morgan|Morgan Thomsen]].
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==Current project(s)==
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*Index of Names for ''Parma Eldalamberon'' 17
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==Conventions==
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Since the majority of the posthumously published manuscripts by Tolkien are linguistic writings, the Tolkien Index makes a difference between etymological entries for a name (page reference appearing in normal format) and contextual or narrative entries for a name (page reference appearing in italics). As this differentiation is not always clear-cut and is based on a judgement, the different formats of the page references just serve as a quick overview. Likewise, entries which are deemed as especially lengthy and/or informative appear in bold.

Revision as of 12:55, 23 July 2011

The Tolkien Index

  • Aim: To provide an index for names appearing in published writings on Arda by J.R.R. Tolkien lacking an index.
  • The Tolkien Index is only a page reference index, not a dictionary or glossary.
  • Only names will be indexed.
  • The Tolkien Index is a moderated project. If you wish to contribute to the project, or if you note any errors or want to give suggestions, contact Morgan Thomsen.

Current project(s)

  • Index of Names for Parma Eldalamberon 17

Conventions

Since the majority of the posthumously published manuscripts by Tolkien are linguistic writings, the Tolkien Index makes a difference between etymological entries for a name (page reference appearing in normal format) and contextual or narrative entries for a name (page reference appearing in italics). As this differentiation is not always clear-cut and is based on a judgement, the different formats of the page references just serve as a quick overview. Likewise, entries which are deemed as especially lengthy and/or informative appear in bold.