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Languages: Description
http://www.ardalambion.com/ This is a comprehensive site covering the languages of Arda.
http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/df20.html This site has a downloadable English/Sindarin dictionary called Dragon Flame, available for Windows computers.† You can also download a pdf version of the dictionary.
http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/whsn.htm In-depth articles on Sindarin grammar.
http://www.elvish.org/elm/names.html Elvish names site (Quenya)
   
Fan Fiction Awards:  
Awards page on SOA A page containing information about the various fan fiction awards programs and how to find out more information about them.
Tolkienís World:  
http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/ This is an online encyclopedia giving definitions, meanings, family relationships, and timelines of Tolkienís universe.
http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/4786 Michael Martinezís series of articles on J.R.R. Tolkienís Middle Earth
http://www.valarguild.org/guild.html#Tolkien Encyclopedia, languages and other information about Tolkien's world
   
General LOTR News and Information  
http://www.theonering.net TORN has great news on the movies, games, books, actors etc.†
http://www.councilofelrond.com/index.php Take elvish lessons, submit your fanfiction, chat, forums etc.
http://www.barrowdowns.com This site includes a fun name generator Ė however the names are NOT authentic.
http://www.lotruk.com/ This site has a fairly good name generator
http://www.ninecompanions.net/index.html  
   
LOTR Movies  
http://www.thelordoftherings.net The official website for the New Line Cinema LOTR movie trilogy, includes the official store
http://www.quintessentialwebsites.com/
lordoftherings/home/index.htm
Movie screen caps and shots
   
Shopping  
http://www.tolkientown.com/shop/default.php Everything you could want to buy with a Tolkien theme
   
Maps  
http://lotrmaps.cjb.net/

 

Maps of Middle-Earth.† The Tolkien archives was forced to remove the maps they were offering for download as they were reproductions from the books.† I believe the artists submitted the maps shown on this site.
http://www.taylorcustom.com/localinks/
mearth/mearthmap.html
Maps, fonts and other goodies
http://www.annalsofarda.dk/annals-of-arda/Maps-index-tables/Maps.htm Very nice maps of Middle-earth
   
Fanfiction Archives  
http://www.fanfiction.net Anyone can post Ė covers multiple fandoms.
http://www.henneth-annun.net Members can post anything for other members to see.† Stories in the public archives are voted in by members.
http://www.openscrolls.net/fanfic/ Members may post.† Tolkien-specific archive
http://www.west-of-the-moon.net A hobbit-centric peer-reviewed archive
http://lotrscrapbook.com   Family friendly LotR archive, with an extensive links section
   
Fanfiction Glossaries  
http://www.writersu.net/?link=dict&mode=index Very comprehensive gloassary of terms used across many fandoms. Terms may be reviewed or searched multiple ways.
http://www.subreality.com/glossary.htm

Another well liked glossary recommended by several members.

 
Fair Use and Public Domain References  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use Definitions of Fair Use(US) and Fair Dealing (UK, Canada, Austrailia)
http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm When information enters the public domain
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/mtss/fairuse/fairhigh.html A presentation developed for educational institutions regarding the use of copyrighted material in multimedia presentations


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