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Arden R. Smith

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Arden Ray Smith is a member of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship and holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics from the University of Californa, Berkeley. He has published numerous articles relating to the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. He was a columnist and editor of Vinyar Tengwar, for which he wrote the popular column "Transitions in Translations", in which odd elements in translations of Tolkien's work were described and commented upon.[1]



  1. SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review, Vol.17, "Concerning the Contributors"