G+ LoME Archive
May 16, 2015 (19:51)
Lament for Akallabêth.
Terbad na Annûn glennas, aurath hin raeg i•badath.
[There was a straight road westwards, now all the roads are bent.]
'Straight Path' < taer + pâd (due to +
'move, proceed, *lay' (from
May 16, 2015 (23:38)
I really like this one.
May 17, 2015 (09:39)
What happened, Aleksandr, going for a kind of hexameter? Abandoning the linnod? ;-)
May 17, 2015 (10:25)
Is something wrong? Not quantitative, indeed, this time I didn't manage it, but I thought the accentual pattern of the linnod is followed? TÉR-bad-na-ÁN-nûn-GLÉN-nas, ÁU-rath-hín-RÁEG-i-BÁ-dath.
May 17, 2015 (14:47)
nope. No problem. Now that you mention it, I am not even sure how accentual pentameters work. It's there a max number of syllables in one half?
May 17, 2015 (15:27)
Maybe I misunderstand the syllable divisions in Sindarin, but I believe there are seven syllables in each half, long vowels and diphthongs counted as one syllable (except
, which is allowed to be split in two); the attested one has the accentual measure —oo—o—o/—oo—o—o, which I always exploit, as well as a quantitative measure —oo—oo—/—oo—oo—, which is a classical (dactylic) pentameter and which I also try to retain, though succeed quite rarely, for Sindarin seems not really fit for such compositions, even most of the verbal forms cannot be used in them at all. Accentual pentameters are supposed to retain the structure of —oo—oo—/—oo—oo—, but in stresses instead of length, but
do not use such a metre
I use Salo's interpretation when a syllable is counted 'long' if houses a long vowel, a diphthong, a cluster of two or more consonants after the vowel (even appearing across a word boundary, except
, which is considered short) or a single consonant
; and short otherwise — quite a limiting system when you want the majority of your syllables short.
May 18, 2015 (00:14)
Do you know of any authentic example showing that an
written double doesn't make its syllable long?