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Tamas Ferencz Dec 17, 2012 (10:38)

I wonder if the NQ word for Chritmas is Hrístonostare (as widely used), would it have eroded over the centuries of use into something like *Hrisnos? :) (But then it would probably change to *Hrinsos through metathesis)

Ицхак Пензев Dec 19, 2012 (19:42)

On Elfling this festival is usually linked with Tolkien's Turuhalme — see

Tamas Ferencz Dec 20, 2012 (09:46)

Sure, turuhalme has the benefit of being an attested word, but I think its relation to Christmas is like that of Yule(tide).

Above I was only half-jokingly wondering whether the erosion of that Quenya compound could produce a word that is, after all, not so far from the IRL word (in terms of shape and sound).

Ицхак Пензев Dec 20, 2012 (12:58)

I think you're right about Yule. On the other hand, I cannot judge the situation, since I'm not a Christian ;)