G+ LoME Archive
Feb 13, 2015 (21:17)
Mae g'ovannen! Being both a long-time JRRT fan (read The Silmarillion before learned about PJ movies existing ;) ) and a person fascinated by the beauty of languages, I have recently decided to delve deeper into Tolkien's linguistic achievement. After long and silent delving into the deeps, I have finally compelled myself to joining this group, attracted by bursting activity and discussion here. Though having Ugro-Finnic ancestry, I have been more fascinated with Sindarin than Quenya, the mere fact of its both vastness and incompleteness, the necessity of cross-examining various sources make it fun and challenging. And of course, Sindarin is the main spoken language of the LotR and Hobbit movies, which through G-i-P finally brought me here.
I wonder if anybody made this before, but I tried to list all the neologisms produced by David Salo in the Neo-Sindarin of the movies, starting with the verbs as they are the most lacking part of actual speaking language. I examined all source texts from dialogues, soundtracks and inscriptions and where possible, I traced them back to proto-Eldarin roots and Quenya cognates. But a number of entries have properly baffled me; could you please help me to solve the riddles and complete the list? Any help and additions would be much appreciated!
Feb 13, 2015 (22:31)
Welcome! So you have Finno-Ugric ancestry, eh? So do I...
Feb 13, 2015 (22:35)
I am sure +
will be able to help, he's invested quite an effort into deciphering David's inventions
Feb 14, 2015 (14:38)
...and he came a cropper in many cases. :)
Feb 14, 2015 (15:32)
I have edited the file. Some mysteries were solved.