G+ LoME Archive
Nov 15, 2017 (09:31)
Any suggestions for the verb "glide, slide" in Q, and, consequently, 'sleigh'? At one point I coined
and it's in VQP but now we have that with an attested meaning of "to smooth".
Nov 15, 2017 (12:49)
We can e.g. say that
does not necessarily have to carry a "downward" sense and can mean 'slide, glide' in general (see the etymology of E slide at
Following that, a noun derivate could be
etymonline.com - slide | Origin and meaning of slide by Online Etymology Dictionary
Nov 15, 2017 (17:22)
'a drag' (PE 17:28) for 'sleigh'.
I think 'down' is an essential part of the meaning of
, as shown by
Nov 15, 2017 (17:33)
seems great for "sled". That would still leave "slide" unresolved though🙄
Nov 15, 2017 (18:49)
Those who don't like neologisms may consider using an already known verb á la Icelandic :
For those who can live with them: The root (!)LEKH [
] which also resembles PIE *(s)leh₂b- seems like the most plausible starting point for creating the verb (at least to a Finnish-speaker..). Would a simple root stem be understood as intransitive? Compare
"kick" from LAKH (the root having the same meaning as the verb).
Nov 15, 2017 (19:49)
do you mean extending the meaning of, say,
Nov 15, 2017 (19:50)
Sorry for the mess in my comment, your RTL username confuses my G+ app.
Nov 15, 2017 (22:07)
This may have been little more than a passing thought, but in PE22 page 150 Tolkien considered redefining √KIR to 'shave; skim (surface), slip along, glide quickly' with
as an adjective 'swift gliding'.
eldamo.org - Eldamo : Primitive Elvish : KIR
Nov 15, 2017 (22:35)
Whatever one deems the most logical candidate. "To ski", "to skate" or "to go by sled, sleigh" would be good — if translations from any period were documented somewhere.
Nov 15, 2017 (23:45)
that would actually make a lot of sense