Post AH5UArRBfp8

Tamas Ferencz Jun 03, 2018 (13:35)



Tamas Ferencz Jun 03, 2018 (13:47)

Paul Strack Jun 03, 2018 (18:30)

+Tamas Ferencz I consider NAY² to be a dubious root. It is a very late invention coined to explain nai “maybe”, which already has a perfectly good explanation as + i “may it be (that)”. It has no other derivatives and it also conflicts with the much better attested √NAY¹ “grief, lament”.

I think something based of KE/EKE might be better: - Eldamo : Primitive Elvish : KE/EKE

Perhaps ecemë “chance, opportunity”

ܤܡܝ ܦܠܕܢܝܘܤ Jun 06, 2018 (16:19)

What would be a type of sentence where one would absolutely need a noun and could not express the same using the verb ek-?

Paul Strack Jun 06, 2018 (16:32)

+ܤܡܝ ܦܠܕܢܝܘܤ how about “I’m offering you a great opportunity”

Tamas Ferencz Jun 10, 2018 (09:51)

+Paul Strack I am starting to warm to *ekeme, but would throw the variants éke, (e)kesse, ekesta, eque, ehta[1] into the mix
[1] using -ta as for '(one) result of action' = one instance of chance, opportunity

Paul Strack Jun 10, 2018 (15:14)

+Tamas Ferencz Of the above, I find ecesta appealing. The rest are (for me) to terse or obscure. egesta also has a decent Sindarin cognate: egest

Tamas Ferencz Jun 11, 2018 (00:18)

entering *ekesta in the +#1000words list