G+ LoME Archive
Nov 02, 2017 (21:10)
Someone asked me how you would say
of the Earth and the Moon
in Quenya, and I demurred. They are
a natural pair, but a pair in the given context, so
came to mind, but how would you position the genitive suffix
Ambar yo Isilo
came to mind, to avoid confusing
? What are your thoughts?
Nov 02, 2017 (23:53)
My intuition says either:
ambar yo isilo
ambaro ar isilo
But that’s a guess. I think
would follow the rule of “last declinable word” and
would not, declining each element separately.
Nov 03, 2017 (00:29)
I think yo would follow the rule of “last declinable word” and ar would not, declining each element separately.
is also a possibility
Nov 03, 2017 (00:50)
I must admit I have no reason for why
would use the “last declinable word” and
would not, beyond a gut feeling. For me, the yo-phrase feels more unified, and the ar-phrase less unified.
I agree that
Nov 03, 2017 (19:06)
Thank you for your input! :)
Nov 05, 2017 (08:20)
Ambar yo isilo has a nice sound repetition and rhythmic flow. As does Ambarto isilye. The first seems a bit more easy to understand at first glance.