I just watched some YouTube video discussing the new Beren & Luthien book. And to my surprise/chagrin, the people on the video were putting the emphasis on the syllable before the last, i.e. Beren and Luthien. Aaagh! How is that possible? Surely it must be Beren and Luthien... isn't it?
Well, this got me thinking that I have no idea how I developed my assumptions regarding the pronunciation of names in Tolkien's work in general. Is it up to the reader? Is it layout out officially somewhere?