G+ LoME Archive
Dec 04, 2014 (11:23)
Do you think
'carry oneself' could be an acceptable neologism for 'behave'?
Edit: just realized we do have an attested verb
And how would you say 'of course, naturally' in Quenya?
Dec 04, 2014 (23:32)
for "undisputable" comes to mind (cp. √KOSO in QL, KOT > KOTH in Etym.), though that's not quite the same (and isn't an adverb).
Dec 05, 2014 (09:08)
Yes, I have the feeling Tolkien would come up with some nice idiom for this...
Dec 05, 2014 (20:43)
Yeah - and it might be something more along the lines of
's derivation instead of a mix of affixes?
Dec 08, 2014 (10:23)
As a response to a question, perhaps a simple
'Yes, indeed!' would do.
itself is a question. Perhaps
'all things begotten' could be a possibility.
Dec 08, 2014 (22:55)
The problem with the word nature is its many diverse meanings. Eldarissa has
for 'nature' = 'innate or essential qualities':
'good by nature' (PE 11:10). Perhaps we could use
for 'naturally' in the sense 'as can be expected from the nature of something or someone'.
Dec 09, 2014 (09:11)
the more I think of your proposition the more I like it. It fits the natus - natura - born - 'everything that's born' - 'something that is born with us' - innate (in-born) trait metaphor nicely.
Sure, the meaning of 'nature' in English (and other languages) got sloppy over time, and nowadays it mostly means 'the world that has not been transformed by humans', including inanimate things.
Dec 09, 2014 (17:04)
already meant 'give birth to' in Eldarissa (QL), Tolkien most probably intended
to parallel the Latin
Mar 02, 2015 (21:15)
Ideas for S cognate? To use