Tamas Ferencz Apr 15, 2017 (00:44)

How would you guys say "side" (noun) in Eldarin?

Ицхак Пензев Apr 15, 2017 (20:15)

That's a really tough question.

James Coish Apr 16, 2017 (03:25)

side in what sense? side of a body? side of a river, etc? side in a battle?

Александр Запрягаев Apr 16, 2017 (07:54)

I'd say without complication in most cases. However, the 'side' as part of body I cannot even predict.

Tamas Ferencz Apr 16, 2017 (09:47)

+James Coish as in a lateral surface of an object, body etc. A flank.

Tamas Ferencz Apr 16, 2017 (09:58)

Something tells me the root PAL could be of use. palme "surface" is not very far (cf. E "side" G "Seite" coming from a root meaning "broad").
Or the root AR of course, though I don't see yet how

James Coish Apr 16, 2017 (14:12)

I first thought flank as I was looking up the etymology of side.

ܤܡܝ ܦܠܕܢܝܘܤ Apr 17, 2017 (20:56)

*ranco+nemno/na, +nemba (< NEB) for the sense "rib"?

James Coish Apr 18, 2017 (06:08)

In the sense you're going for, I would agree with PAL.

Tamas Ferencz Apr 18, 2017 (08:42)

Does *ar(a)palme "beside-surface, outer surface" sound very contrived?

Lokyt L. Apr 18, 2017 (13:51)

I don't think derivatives of √PAL could be used for surface that surrounds three-dimensional objects (all around); IMHO they only refer to two-dimensional, horizontal relations and entities.
Also "ad-/ar-" only puts you to the space close to the surface, but in any side of it (front, back, above, below...), not specifically in the flank sides.

Tamas Ferencz Apr 18, 2017 (15:25)

+Lokyt L. you may have a point, although as the language develops, the original stricter association of PAL with horizontal surfaces may become blurred and meaning could become more generic