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Tamas Ferencz Feb 06, 2018 (11:59)

"trousers, pants"

NQ *rotset? cf. E hose, G Hose?

Ras Alhague Feb 07, 2018 (20:25)

Or it could be something derived from verb telconta- , similar to strides. - strides - Wiktionary

Tamas Ferencz Feb 07, 2018 (21:48)

+Ras Alhague interesting idea!

Tamas Ferencz Feb 07, 2018 (22:26)

Maybe some lateral thinking could help. I looked up the etymology of breeches and it is said to ultimately go back to a root meaning "break" as it breaks into two legs. So I thought maybe we could do something with *stanka "bifurcated, split"

James Coish Feb 08, 2018 (02:58)


Tamas Ferencz Feb 08, 2018 (09:36)

+James Coish indeed. Maybe *Þankat.

Tamas Ferencz Feb 08, 2018 (09:37)

Also: *Þangwa "fork"?

James Coish Feb 08, 2018 (15:20)

+Tamas Ferencz *þancat indeed works better.

Ras Alhague Feb 09, 2018 (17:58)

+Tamas Ferencz Mentioning sangwa would cause awkward situations during meals. - Eldamo : Quenya : sangwa
The Sindarin equivalent *thaew doesn't seem to clash with anything, but I hope someone would still check my neologism.

Tamas Ferencz Feb 10, 2018 (20:04)

+Ras Alhague ah but then in my posh dialect speakers preserve the th and only uncouth speakers would be confused:)

Ицхак Пензев Feb 11, 2018 (13:29)

Telquaima < telco + ^waima < EQ. vaima + √WAY

Tamas Ferencz Feb 11, 2018 (17:52)

+Ицхак Пензев that's also a possibility. In fact, one could be used for trousers, the other for tights, for instance.