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Letter 313

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 313
RecipientMichael Tolkien
Date25 November 1969
Subject(s)Elvish grammar and vocabulary

Letter 313 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien wished he had the time to produce an elementary grammar and vocabulary for Quenya and Sindarin.[note 1] He was working on the languages as part of adjusting The Silmarillion to The Lord of the Rings.


  1. We all wished that he had.