Obviously many beginners in the world of Tolkien's created languages will not have heard of them and may not know how to access them.
First of all, here is Huanarmo's question:
I'm interested to understand where Parma Eldalamberon and Vinyar Tengwar sit in terms of works of reference. Both are frequently mentioned and obviously carry substantial weight, but where do they stand, for example, vis-à-vis the Tolkien Society, or Helge Fauskanger's magnificent wordlists? I ask also because having approached a couple of libraries - including the main State library here in a city of over 4 million - I was met with complete blanks about how to source the material in the public domain. Are they private works?
It is clear that there are people to whom the publications are second nature - to the extent that they can quote an edition and know that others will understand precisely the linguistic development that is revealed there - to professional librarians who cannot help with any advice about how to gain access to the source material. I also asked a scholar who is marvellous with languages and knows lots of sources, but she too drew a blank.
Apologies in advance if this is painfully pedestrian. I hope it doesn't sound like someone saying they liked LotR, but what's this other piece called The Silmarillion and where does it fit in?
I shall put some information into a separate message, but if anyone else wants to add comments to mine - especially if they happen to own copies which are hard to obtain at present - then please do so.