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Paul Strack Apr 07, 2015 (05:54)

So a week ago +Hjalmar Holm asked for a Sindarin word for "strange" and I suggested G. elegrin "different, strange" with associated noun G. elm, elmen "wonder" (GL:32). I went on to point out that that G elmen would produce S elven, but then said that Tolkien would not have used such a word.

Well ... I am still working my way through the Early Noldorin Word-lists, and low and behold I found (Early) N elven "wonderment, wonder" (PE13:143). I guess I shouldn't be so quick to say what Tolkien would or would not do :)

Jenna Carpenter Apr 07, 2015 (07:51)

Elvennui is a common reconstructed S. version of that for 'wondrous' :)

Tamas Ferencz Apr 07, 2015 (13:24)

Well, Paul, there is an ancient saying from Gondolin that goes something like Ecénien urcor alepta lóti ar aroita wilwarindi i.e. anything is possible:)

Hjalmar Holm Apr 08, 2015 (11:46)

The wisdom of the Gondolin sayings almost leave me speechless.