More on Qenya: Parma Eldalamberon 21 to be published in September

Parma Eldalamberon 21 (c) Tolkien Estate and respective owners
Parma Eldalamberon 21 (c) Tolkien Estate and respective owners

I have just received the great news that another volume of Parma Eldalamberon is forthcoming, hot on the heels of issue no. 20 which was on the Qenya alphabet. Now we are all set for Qenya nouns. Yes, this is about J.R.R. Tolkien’s invented languages and if you are seriously interested in his work you should get hold of all copies of this series. The quality of those volumes is outstanding and they are provided with the full support of Christopher Tolkien himself.

Parma Eldalamberon, ‘The Book of Elven-tongues’, is a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, a special interest group of the Mythopoeic Society.

The full content list of volume no. 21 is as follows:

  • Qenya Noun Structure
  •  Qenya: Declension of Nouns
  •  Primitive Quendian: Final Consonants
  •  Common Eldarin: Noun Structure

The quick facts about ordering this journal are:

  1. 110-page-journal
  2. The cost is $35 per copy including postage and handling world-wide.
  3. Payment is possible via Paypal on the journal’s web page.

Just so you know who did this and what to expect:

The current issue presents previously unpublished writings by J. R. R. Tolkien concerning the declension of nouns in Qenya and the origins of noun stucture in Primitive Quendian and Eldarin. These have been edited and annotated by Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne and Arden R. Smith, under the guidance of Christopher Tolkien and with the permission of the Tolkien Estate.

Those gentlemen do know their Tolkien. There is nothing like this anywhere else and anything decent you might find on the internet has to be based on publications such as Parma Eldalamberon. All other stuff you should regard with suspicion 😉 Support the work of ELF and get yourself a copy.

UPDATE I have just been informed the exact publication date is September 2nd, 2013. The Professor died on September 2nd, 1973.

Parma Eldalamberon 21 (c) Tolkien Estate and respective owners

Parma Eldalamberon 21 (c) Tolkien Estate and respective owners

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.