Omentielva Tatya

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

August 8–11, 2007
Department of Applied Language Studies, Lessius Hogeschool
Antwerp, Belgium

Chairman: Dirk Trappers
Secretary: Beregond, Anders Stenström


Registered participants



At Lessius Hogeschool At CVO LBC-NVK
Wednesday 400 p.m. Opening of the conference
The Chairman's speech
Introduction to the programme, and practical information
  430 p.m. Johan Vanhecke: Tolkien and Belgium (to set the scene for our meeting)  
  630 p.m.   dinner
  730 p.m.   Presentation of Arda Philology 1, the proceedings of Omentielva Minya
  800 p.m.   Practical Elvish I (led by Bill Welden)
Thursday early morning   breakfast
  915 a.m. Bertrand Bellet: Methodological Issues in Elvish Lexicography  
  1015 a.m. Structural References to the Primary Sources — Problems and Solutions (report by Beregond)  
  1100 a.m. Deciphering and Reconstructing Tolkien's New English Alphabet (workshop led by Beregond)  
  1230 lunch  
  130 p.m. Måns Björkman: The Tengwar Mode of "The Etymologies" and Its Relation to Other Systems for Writing Quenya  
  230 p.m. The Early Version of "Namárië" (seminar led by Julian Bradfield)  
  530 p.m.   dinner
  630 p.m.   Elvish Poets' Circle (led by Valeria Barouch) — tea
Friday early morning   breakfast
  915 a.m. Helge Fauskanger: Identifying the 'Holes' in Known Quenya: Neo-Quenya in Practice  
  1015 a.m. Neo-Quenya — Relevant or Distractive (discussion led by Harm Schelhaas)  
  1115 a.m. — Visit to Museum Plantin-Moretus —  
  1230 lunch  
  130 p.m. Beregond, Anders Stenström: Phonotactic Preferences in the Root Repertories of "The Qenya Lexicon" and "The Etymologies" (new version of work presented "in progress" at Omentielva Minya)  
  230 p.m. Online Collaboration in Tolkien Linguistics (seminar led by Bertrand Bellet)  
  530 p.m.   dinner
  630 p.m.   Practical Elvish II (led by Bill Welden) — tea
Saturday early morning   breakfast
  945 a.m.   Karolina Kazimierczak: Unfolding Tolkien's Linguistic Symphony: Relations between Music and Language in the Narratives of J.R.R. Tolkien, and in Compositions Inspired by Them
  1045 a.m.   "Oilima Markirya" (seminar led by Dirk Trappers)
  1145 p.m.   Pieter Collier: Tolkien Signatures — in addition to a short lecture, Pieter Collier and Johan Vanhecke will show autographs and other rarities from their Tolkien collections
  1230 p.m.   lunch
  130 p.m.   Benct Philip Jonsson: Reconstruction and Retro-construction in Tolkien's Eldarin Languages
  230 p.m.   The Future: we took thought of the Omentielvar in 2009 and 2011
  345 p.m.   — Walking tour through the old city (led by Dirk Trappers) —
  630 p.m.   festive final dinner