After a long hiatus I’m pleased to announce the completion of an index of names for the newly published Vinyar Tengwar, issue 50 (containing J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Túrin Wrapper”, edited by Carl F. Hostetter).

While the manuscript published in this issue contains quite few proper names, Hostetter investigates various Elvish (Sindarin) glosses in relation to a plethora of concepts appearing in other works by Tolkien, which mainly has contributed to yield a rather extensive index. As usual, an editorial mention of a name is represented on Tolkien Index as a page number within square brackets.

Vinyar Tengwar 50 can be accessed as part of the Collected Vinyar Tengwar Vol. 5, available through

On 2 October 2012 I finished an index of names for Tolkien’s The Qenya Alphabet, published in Parma Eldalamberon Vol. 20 (edited by Arden R. Smith). Parma Eldalamberon 20 can be ordered from the website of the journal.

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Finally I would like to acknowledge the kind help and support of Daniel Helen, who assists in maintaining Tolkien Index.