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Tamas Ferencz Aug 06, 2014 (10:57)

I've been pondering how to say 'plan, intend' in NeoQuenya.
There is the attested nir- but that seems to imply a pressure on others or an object, but maybe the best bet we have. There is also selma 'fixed idea, will', perhaps an underlying verb *sel(ya/ta)-?

Roman Rausch Aug 06, 2014 (12:08)

Right beside þelma in WJ:318 Tolkien mentions S. thel- 'intend, mean, purpose, resolve, will' (though no Quenya verb). Based on that, it would be *sel-.

Tamas Ferencz Aug 06, 2014 (12:35)

+Roman Rausch
ah, of course. Senile dementia has finally kicked in, it seems. Thanks!