Omentielva Minya

The First International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien's Invented Languages

August 4–8, 2005
Department of English, University of Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Chairman: Bill Welden
Papers Coordinator: Beregond, Anders Stenström
Facility Coordinator: Professor Nils-Lennart Johannesson


Registered participants

  • Beregond, Anders Stenström
  • Nils-Lennart Johannesson
  • Bill Welden
  • Mark Noseworthy (non-attending)
  • Bertrand Bellet (non-attending)
  • Ann-Sofie Gyllenhaal
  • Catherine Otis (non-attending)
  • Helge Fauskanger
  • Carolyn Noonan
  • Zainab Thorpe (non-attending)
  • Dirk Trappers
  • Måns Björkman
  • Per Lindberg
  • Christopher Gilson (non-attending)
  • Johan Winge
  • Olov Winstrand
  • Maria Rogstadius
  • Petri Tikka
  • Benct Philip Jonsson
  • Bjarne Dalgren
  • Julian Bradfield
  • Susanne Vejdemo
  • Pernilla Leijonhufvud
  • Carl Hostetter (non-attending)


At the University In Sollentuna Elsewhere
Thursday 515 p.m. Opening of the conference, and of an exhibition about Tolkien's languages and Tolkien linguistics.
The Chairman's keynote address.
Members of the Mellonath Gléowine (the music guild of the Forodrim) sing songs in Quenya, Sindarin and Adûnaic
715 p.m. Guild-meeting with the Mellonath Daerongreat tea-table
Friday early morning breakfast
915 a.m. Petri Tikka: The Finnicization of Quenya
1015 a.m. Nils-Lennart Johannesson: Quenya, the Black Speech and the Sonority Scale
1100 a.m. Susanne Vejdemo: Tolklangs in the "Real" World - The Morphosyntactic Development of Two Swedish LARP-languages
1130 a.m. Johan Winge: (Project report) An experimental Unicode font for tengwar
12 noon lunch
100 p.m. Magnus Åberg: An Analysis of Khuzdul
230 p.m. Primary World Words in Elvish (seminar led by Benct Philip Jonsson)
500 p.m. dinner
600 p.m. "In Practically All Cases" — Stress in Eldarin Words (seminar led by Beregond)
800 p.m. Practical Communication in Quenya
Saturday early morning breakfast
morning Rune-stone excursion (led by Per Lindberg)
around noon lunch
115 p.m. Bertrand Bellet (in absentia): Vowel Affection in Sindarin and Noldorin
215 p.m. Analysis of the Text "Dir avosaith . . ." (seminar led by Helge Fauskanger)
500 p.m. dinner
600 p.m. Måns Björkman: The Scripts of Aman: Sources, Developments and Relationships
700 p.m. Christopher Gilson (in absentia): "Namárie" and the Lexicon of Quenya
800 p.m. Elvish Poets' Circletea
Sunday early morning breakfast
morning - - - free time - - - - - - free time - - - - - - free time - - -
1230 p.m. lunch
200 p.m. [Optional, at extra cost:
Tour to the King-mounds at Uppsaladinner]
Monday early morning   breakfast,
then packing up, and cleaning our sleeping-space
830 a.m. Beregond, Anders Stenström: Phonotactic Preferences in the Root Repertories of "The Qenya Lexicon" and "The Etymologies"
930 a.m. The Future: we took thought of the Omentielvar in 2007 and 2009