G+ LoME Archive
Aug 31, 2018 (17:31)
My mind is muddled...how would one render "day by day" or "three by three", &c.? "By" (instrumental) doesn't seem quite right to my English ears. Maybe it is.
Aug 31, 2018 (18:13)
Day by Day = day after day, aure epe aure
Aug 31, 2018 (18:17)
Three by three = three times three, nellume nelde
Aug 31, 2018 (18:22)
But three by three doesn't always mean three times. And I just figured it out...
Sep 01, 2018 (12:31)
Nellume? I don't think we can use
in such phrases, I believe, it's only about
time (hours, minutes...). It's an anglicism since "a time" has completely other words than "the time" in most languages.
Sep 01, 2018 (13:36)
actually this was attested in Early Qenya as a suffix
eldamo.org - Eldamo : Early Quenya : -llume
so if it's an anglicism, it didn't come from me :)
Sep 03, 2018 (04:50)
"Day by day" (a Germanic idiom) means "every day" (a much broader idiom). Which we actually have from Tolkien's pen: Q.
, S. _ ilaurui_.
Sep 03, 2018 (09:07)
Day after day
and love turns grey
like the skin of a dying man
night after night
we pretend it's all right
But I have grown older and
you have grown colder and
nothing is very much fun
sorry, just associations kicked in