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Ósanwe-kenta

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The subject-matter is '''''[[sanwe-latya]]''''' ([[Quenya]] for "thought-opening", but better translated as "telepathy"). Pengolodh included it as an appendix to the ''[[Lhammas]]'' because of the implications of ''[[tengwesta]]'' ("grammar, language") on thought-transmission, i.e. with the development of language, telepathy became more difficult and all but fell out of use among the "incarnated" (those beings with ''[[hröa]]'').
 
The subject-matter is '''''[[sanwe-latya]]''''' ([[Quenya]] for "thought-opening", but better translated as "telepathy"). Pengolodh included it as an appendix to the ''[[Lhammas]]'' because of the implications of ''[[tengwesta]]'' ("grammar, language") on thought-transmission, i.e. with the development of language, telepathy became more difficult and all but fell out of use among the "incarnated" (those beings with ''[[hröa]]'').
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==True-life history==
 
The essay was written in c. [[1959]]-[[1960|60]] by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] as a typescript of eight pages and was published in {{VT|39}}. A related manuscript, "Etymological Notes on the ''Ósanwe-kenta''", was published in {{VT|41}}.
 
The essay was written in c. [[1959]]-[[1960|60]] by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] as a typescript of eight pages and was published in {{VT|39}}. A related manuscript, "Etymological Notes on the ''Ósanwe-kenta''", was published in {{VT|41}}.
 
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The Ósanwe-kenta, or "Enquiry into the Communication of Thought", is a summary by an unnamed editor of a longer treatise by Pengolodh of Gondolin.

The subject-matter is sanwe-latya (Quenya for "thought-opening", but better translated as "telepathy"). Pengolodh included it as an appendix to the Lhammas because of the implications of tengwesta ("grammar, language") on thought-transmission, i.e. with the development of language, telepathy became more difficult and all but fell out of use among the "incarnated" (those beings with hröa).

[edit] True-life history

The essay was written in c. 1959-60 by J.R.R. Tolkien as a typescript of eight pages and was published in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998. A related manuscript, "Etymological Notes on the Ósanwe-kenta", was published in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000.