Omentielva Cantea

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

11–14 August 2011
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Chairman: Helios De Rosario Martínez
Secretary: Beregond, Anders Stenström

Guest of honour: Arden R. Smith
Omentielva thanks Sociedad Tolkien Española for a generous grant that allowed us to invite a guest of honour.


Registered participants



At Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
La Casa del Alumno
At Residencia Universitaria San José
Thursday 330 p.m. Opening of the conference
Introduction to the programme, and practical information
  430 p.m. Arden R. Smith: Editing Tolkien's Alphabets  
  530 p.m. Diego Seguí (in absentia), Helios De Rosario Martínez: Parma Eldalamberon Index Project (report on work in progress)  
  630 p.m. Beregond, Anders Stenström: Another Look at the Problem of Erukyerme  
  830 p.m.   dinner
  930 p.m. Practical Elvish (led by Petri Tikka)  
Friday early morning   breakfast
  9 a.m. Elvish Poets' Workshop (led by Valeria Barouch)  
  10 a.m. Georgia Kyte, Tayah Tailby, Abbie Taylor: Mystery and Magic in Distant Lands: The Names of the Ithryn Luin as Clues to Their Role and Importance  
  1130 a.m. Bertrand Bellet [via Skype]: Light and Colour in Elvish Languages  
  1230 p.m. Aleksandar Mikić (in absentia): Orivaine, kamilot, and Their Kindred: Words for Legumes in Tolkien's Invented Languages  
  2 p.m.   lunch
  430 p.m. Helge Fauskanger (in absentia): The World's most Evil Syllable  
  530 p.m. Roman Rausch: Sound Symbolism in Elvish  
  630 p.m. Petri Tikka: Qenya/Finnish Names in "The Story of Kullervo"  
  830 p.m.   dinner
  930 p.m. Elvish Poets' Circle (led by Valeria Barouch)  
Saturday early morning   breakfast
  9 a.m. Michael Everson: Tolkien and the Germanic Runes  
  10 a.m. Arden R. Smith: Phonetic Symbols in Tolkien's Early Alphabetic Materials  
  1130 a.m. Damien Bador: The Tengwar Full Modes and the Quanta Sarme: A Diachronic Analysis  
  1230 p.m. Further Towards an Encoding of Tengwar and Cirth in the Universal Character Set (follow-up of our discussion in 2009, led by Michael Everson)  
  2 p.m.   lunch
  430 p.m. Ivan Derzhanski: Some Parallels Between Pronouns in J.R.R. Tolkien's and the Real World's Languages  
  530 p.m. Måns Björkman: Quenya's Participles  
  630 p.m. Using Tengwar on the Web (seminar led by J. 'Mach' Wust)  
  830 p.m.   festive dinner
Sunday 8 a.m.   Ecumenical morning prayer (led by Petri Tikka)
  early morning   breakfast
  930 a.m.   — Walking tour through the old city (led by Juan Gómez), starting outside metro station Xàtiva —
  12 noon   The Future: we took thought of the Omentielvar in 2013 and 2015
  2 p.m.   lunch