Arden R. Smith

Arden Ray Smith (January 4, 1966) is a member of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship and holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has published numerous articles relating to the languages constructed by J. R. R. Tolkien. He was a columnist and editor of Vinyar Tengwar, for which he wrote the popular column "Transitions in Translations", in which odd elements in translations of Tolkien's work were described and commented upon.[1]

On July 1, 2012, Smith was appointed to the Volapük Academy by the Cifal, Brian R. Bishop, for his work with conlangs in general and provision of internet resources for the constructed language Volapük in particular.[2]



  1. ^ SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review, Vol. 17, "Concerning the Contributors"
  2. ^ Dalebüd Cifala, 2012 yulul 1, no. 2