Omentie was the Quenya word Tolkien used for 'meeting' and later refined its meaning to 'meeting between two parties'. Omentielva is there for a very good name for a conference because at The Second International Conference on J.R.R. tolkien's Invented Languages scholars from many countries will meet, and discuss for several days.
The first conference was held at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005. The second conference will be at Lessius Hogeschool in Antwerp, Belgium, on August 8 - 11, 2007.
Everyone with a serious interest in Tolkien’s invented languages is invited to participate, and encouraged to prepare, bring, and deliver a paper on any aspect of Tolkien’s languages.
The programme consists of listening to and discussing the papers; as well as meeting each other, breaking bread together, and generally enjoying each other’s company.
You do not need to deliver a paper to attend, nor do you need to attend to send a paper (someone can be found to read it for you).
The proceedings of these conferences will be published in a special series, Arda Philology. The volume from the first conference contains seven papers:
* Petri Tikka: The Finnicization of Quenya
* Nils-Lennart Johannesson: Quenya, the Black Speech and the Sonority Scale
* Susanne Vejdemo: Tolklangs in the "Real" World
* Magnus Åberg: An Analysis of Dwarvish, with an appended Khuzdul glossary
* Bertrand Bellet: Vowel Affection in Sindarin and Noldorin
* Måns Björkman: The Scripts of Aman
* Christopher Gilson: "Namárië" and the Lexicon of Quenya
Arda Philology I has just been released and has the intention to be stimulating and insightful enough to show up on the reference shelf of every serious scholar of Tolkien. You can order it here.
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