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Talk:Fornost Erain

Deadman's Dike? Shouldn't it be Deadmen's Dike? --Tik 07:05, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Not in my editions. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 08:27, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
I had to check this. I found two (or actually three) occurrences of the name: in chapters Elrond's Council (2004 and 2005 editions: p. 244; 1981 (4th) edition, paperback: p. I/320) and (twice) Homeward Bound (2004 and 2005 editions: p. 993; 1981 edition: p. III/331); the name is always Deadmen's Dike. Same in the Indexes of 2004 (p. 1150) and 2005 (P. 1150, 1156) editions. Also Robert Foster (The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, paperback edition 1993) has Deadmen's Dike (p. 83). No other editions available to me right now... --Tik 08:55, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Crap, you're right. It helps if you actually check and don't work from memory. The 50th anniversary edition has Men too. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 08:59, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Now I found the Deadman's Dike: it is an entry in the Nomenclature (Reader's Guide, 1st ed., p. 768):

Deadman's Dike. So [the second edition] index, [should be] correct[ed] to Deadmen's as in the text. [The correction was made in the new index of 2005.]

And thus the form "Deadman's..." has lived on in the indexes at least. --Tik 09:12, 14 November 2012 (UTC)