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T.P. Dunning

Thomas Patrick Dunning (? — 1973) was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon at University College Dublin, and a priest and member of the Congregatio Missionis. Dunning was a former student of J.R.R. Tolkien; the latter started supervising Dunning's thesis on 17 October 1952.[1][2]

Tolkien inscribed a Quenya sentence — a variation on a phrase occuring in Galadriel's Lament — in Dunning's copy of The Fellowship of the Ring: "Sí man i·yulmar men enquantuva?".[2]

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, passim
  2. 2.0 2.1 Carl F. Hostetter, "Re: Quenya inscription: "Sí man i·yulmar men enquantuva?"" dated 13 May 2013, Lambengolmor mailing list (accessed 18 May 2013)