G+ LoME Archive
Jul 07, 2016 (20:17)
MEL: A-verb or I-verb?
etc. in VT49/15;21
seems to support the former, but
all of us use the latter. What do the Lambengolmor think?
Jul 07, 2016 (21:16)
I think VT49 (ca. 1965) is
. PE22:164 shows that neither the concept of an inherently durative verb nor the roster of those have changed during the decades. Of course, these pieces of evidence might be used as an equally strong proof that Tolkien specifically
the particular MEL out of this class — but I believe it improbable. EtyAC N
which never got a chance of being obsoleted, also supports here.
Jul 08, 2016 (09:53)
I won't be afraid to use both, since both are attested.
Jul 09, 2016 (11:05)
And what about S? In VT/45:34 we have a deleted N
, though we see S
(supposedly from *
) in PE/17:144-45.