G+ LoME Archive
Nov 14, 2013 (19:12)
This community doesn't seem very busy lately, but I thought I'd link this here on the chance it is of use to someone. I actually came up with the idea for this and wrote it as part of my Master's study (as an introduction) but I thought it could start as an interesting starting point for other Sindarin scholars.
Nov 15, 2013 (05:25)
Thanks for the resource! I hadn't considered comparing English and Sindarin like that. The only critiques I can think of at the moment are that the meaning of
is up for debate, and that the paper makes no distinction between its use of 1930s Noldorin (Etymologies) and later Sindarin. It's too bad we don't have a later equivalent to the Etymologies published; hopefully Tolkien wrote something like it but it just hasn't seen the light of day yet (though PE17 did have a bit). After all, they seem to be published PEs (roughly) chronologically (with the exception of 17); I'm looking forward to more from the 40s and onward! (Though more on conjugations / grammar for 1930s Noldorin would also be nice).
Nov 15, 2013 (19:37)
Some of those gaps are relatively fun & easy to fill, whereas others — not so much. (At least not yet!)
A nice brain-electrifier & even useful across the board (e.g. as a stepping-stone when starting to compile verb cribs for one's language/s of choice.. ;-] ).
Nov 16, 2013 (11:12)
Thank you for the comments - I hadn't actually considered the lack of distinction between earlier and later forms, but you're quite right, my tutors would be ashamed of me if I made the same error on my actual language of choice for my study...
Nov 23, 2013 (09:11)
A very exciting experiment (*valdinqua ricie!) and it gives me a couple of ideas perhaps worth pursuing - thank you!