Quettar's aim was described thus on its back cover:
QUETTAR is Quenya, or `High-Elven'. It means `words', and is the bulletin of the Linguistic Fellowship of the Tolkien Society, whose members are referred to as Quendili, which means `lovers of language' or `lovers of Quenya', (though there are some Sindarindili among us). Those who describe themselves as philologists tend to say Lambendili. Feanorian calligraphers are known (perhaps inaccurately) as Tengwardili, runemasters as Certatúri.
The languages which principally interest us are those sub-created by J. R. R. Tolkien, including:
Quenya Khuzdul Qenya Adűnaic Sindarin Rohirric Nandorin Wose-speech Wood-Elven Arctic Telerin Black Speech Eldarissa Common Speech / Westron Goldogrin Other Mannish languages
This also involves a degree of interest in Finnish, Welsh, Old English and other `real world' languages. We stress `interest'. While expertise is welcome, in order to become a Quendil all you need is love. We trust that knowledge will follow.
NEWS Apr 2011: Volume IV is now published - see below.
NEWS Feb 2011: Lulu have decreased prices, so the price of all the volumes has been reduced. The saddle-stitch Vol I is no longer available, as it's no longer much cheaper than the coil-bound version.
Volume I, containing issues 1 to 10 (originally published in 1980 to 1981) is now available.
Volume II, containing issues 11 to 20 (originally published in 1981 to 1984) is now available.
Volume III, containing issues 21 to 30 and Specials 1 and 2 (originally published in 1984 to 1988) is now available.
Volume IV, containing issues 31 to 40 (originally published in 1988 to 1990) is now available.
Volume V will follow.
If you have a special need for just one or two back issues, please mail me (user back-issues, domain quettar.org), and I'll see what I can do.