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Tamas Ferencz Sep 22, 2017 (11:53)

Ette atto; ta ette etta atto. Atto atto otto: etta atto atto ette.

James Coish Sep 24, 2017 (17:36)

He (is) daddy; and he (is) therefore daddy. Daddy's daddy knocks: his daddy's daddy is outside. Is this correct?

Tamas Ferencz Sep 24, 2017 (18:59)

+James Coish almost. He is daddy; and he is his daddy. Daddy's daddy knocks; therefore daddy's daddy is outside.

James Coish Sep 24, 2017 (20:22)

Heehee, the problems with homophones. Love your tongue twisters

Tamas Ferencz Sep 24, 2017 (20:32)

Perhaps otto should be "updated" to *otta since we don't really have verbs in -o in later Quenya.

James Coish Sep 25, 2017 (19:16)

In your opinion, what would verbs in -e and -i be updated to?

Tamas Ferencz Sep 26, 2017 (09:42)

+James Coish I don't think I can give you a general answer. I would take them case by case - some have a clear continuation in later incarnations of the language (like kere-), others could conceivably be imagined as A-verbs (like histe- > *hista-), others again should just be left alone in my opinion and not used in modern Quenya (e.g. elte-). But even the latter category can be very useful because one can study their semantic approach and use that as a model for kennings or paraphrases in modern Q.

Leonard W. Sep 29, 2017 (09:31)

This is great! :D Would you consider publishing some of your poetry and lingo-fun on We have a contributions feature for texts.

Tamas Ferencz Sep 29, 2017 (09:33)

+Leonard W. thanks - I will try to find the time!