G+ LoME Archive
Mar 11, 2018 (01:19)
This is one of the first things that I posted here! Now you can hear me reading it! (And Lo! my R-rolling has improved!)
Ollas Nin o hAuth (I Dreamt of War) - An Elvish Poem
Mar 11, 2018 (15:53)
Yes, it has. (Or must have, since I've never actually heard it at the supposed 'substandard' stage!)
Quasit nota advocati
, the verb
appears to be a word of similar phonetic background as
and would thus contain (preserve) /ɬɬ/ [also in Gondor?], unless the VT42:27 statement has been abrogated by something later-written.
elvish.org - The Two Phonetic Values of ll in Elvish Sindarin in The Lord of the Rings
Mar 13, 2018 (16:53)
I'm curious about the use here of "o h-" to mean 'of' (in the sense 'about' or 'concerning'). In attested Sindarin (proper) usage
(also, in combination with the article,
) seems always to mean 'from':
o galadhremmin ennorath
'from tree-woven middle-lands';
os i Veleglinn
*'from the Great Song' ("Túrin Wrapper");
suilad uin aran o Minas Tirith nelchaenen uin Echuir
*'greetings from the king of Minas Tirith [on the] thirtieth [day] from the Stirring' ("King's Letter" I).
It's possible, of course, that — like Latin
'down from, from; about' —
could develop a related sense of 'about' or 'concerning'; but I can't think of any example of this usage in Sindarin (proper).
Mar 13, 2018 (18:50)
is from Noldorin, a word I picked up from the Etymologies, iirc.