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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:10 pm 
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this should be easy:

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Certainly, they crossed the sea. And should Middle A disappear and need to lose forever?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:42 pm 
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Does this refer to the drowning of Númenor?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:40 pm 
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No....its more closely connected to LOTR than Númenórean stories are.

Edit:Using a hyphen does not add the umlaut.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:05 am 
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Númenórean. The accents appear automatically (magic courtesy of Voronwë). You just had a slight misspelling.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:41 am 
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Ah! Thanks, Prim! That’s what I was trying to get with the hyphenated/non-hyphenated trials.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:48 am 
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Is the "they" referring to Elves going across the Sea?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:36 pm 
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Whoops. Yes, Jude, it does.

(Sorry).

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:10 am 
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Galadriel to Gandalf:

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Surely, they have passed over Sea, as almost all fair things beside. And must Middle-earth then fade and perish for ever?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:46 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:26 pm 
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Ouch!

I need to check my book; but I think it was Galadriel to Celebrimor, in Version B.

But, yes, your turn.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:24 pm 
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I didn't know there were two versions, but the quote I found was definitely addressed to Olórin.

So, new quote:

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Even if I promise to take care of you, he never said I thought it was dangerous.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:13 pm 
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Are we back in LOTR?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Yes.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:22 pm 
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Is it Frodo to Sam?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:33 pm 
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In one sense, you're half-right ("Samright"!), and in another sense, you're not right at all.


(Which means, it was somebody to somebody, and one of them is referenced by your guess, but in the wrong role)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:35 pm 
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Okay, so it was either said by Sam to someone other than Frodo, or said to Frodo by someone other than Sam!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:37 pm 
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There are two other possibilities, one of which is the correct one.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:45 pm 
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Okay, I guess it must have either been said about Frodo, or about Sam. Yes?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:57 pm 
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That's not the preposition you used in your original guess...

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Okay, I'm thoroughly confused!

Original guess = "by Frodo" and "to Sam"

First response = One of Frodo or Sam is involved, but not in the role of the original guess, so it can't be "by Frodo" or "to Sam"

Second guess = either "to Frodo" (by not-Sam) or "by Sam" (to not-Frodo)

Second response = there are two other possibilities

Third guess = either "about Frodo" or "about Sam"

Third response (at least as I interpret it) = it's not "about" its either "to" and/or "by"

So, it's not "by Frodo" or "to Sam" or "to Frodo" or "by Sam" or "about Frodo" or "about Sam" but it references either Frodo or Sam?

I'm sure that when it all becomes clear, I'll go "duh! of course".

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