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Aug 14, 2015 (01:42)
I've long longed for a way to express "most people" or "majority". Might Early N
"most" be something to build on? If it was a Noldorin word, i'd take it rightaway, but Early Noldorin? I found no root for it either.
might also be interpreted as "under bridge" or "with gift", so I'm a bit reluctant towards it.
Aug 14, 2015 (09:31)
I personally would not choose it.
I don't have a solution ready... Perhaps:
"near" is quite close to Sindarin
"on this side of"; perhaps an expression like
) 'near all' or
Aug 14, 2015 (10:52)
'above/more than half'? That's working, and that describes a 'majority' for me!
Aug 14, 2015 (14:25)
Where do you find
? I find
as Noldorin for "half".
Aug 14, 2015 (14:43)
as an ancient word for 'half', in VT48.
Aug 14, 2015 (17:30)
(with or without some augmentative prefix/suffix)?
) 'greater' +abstract noun suffix?
(L < R) ?
eir–, rod–ovras, –choth, –wanod
< *arjâ) ?
(~ 'most persons', umlaut plural noun + adj) ?
Aug 14, 2015 (18:57)
, the lofty host!
, mightiest, a good word, but can mean a very powerful minority
* eir–, rod–ovras, –choth, –wanod
seem all to mean "beyond numbers" and similar.
What I thought of was to say something like "Most of the Hobbits of the Bree-land lived in Staddle", but the hobbits in Staddle are not "beyond numbers" or even "very many", just more than the other hobbits in Breeland. Here
(above half) or
(most populous?) might work! I did'nt understand *
Aug 24, 2015 (23:17)
is the plural form of
) preceded by
Aug 25, 2015 (18:03)
I'm familiar with the
, but the form
confuses me. Thanks +
sounds to me like "common, communal", adjective, like in something belonging to the peoples (a language, a field, a tradition, a town or what not).