G+ LoME Archive
Sep 19, 2016 (12:47)
Comments are, as always, very-very welcome.
At once he set off with long deliberate strides through the trees, deeper and deeper into the wood, never far from the stream, climbing steadily up towards the slopes of the mountains. Many of the trees seemed asleep, or as unaware of him as of any other creature that merely passed by; but some quivered, and some raised up their branches above his head as he approached. All the while, as he walked, he talked to himself in a long running stream of musical sounds
LR, Book III Chapter 4 Treebeard
*Imlume oantes ande, menestie telkontarínen tere i aldar, ambela ta ambela mina i taure, la háya i kelumello úlume, tankave oryala i orontion ampendennar. Nótime aldali nemner alora, hya
laistie seo yalle *ainime exe nassion i er méner ara te; mal nótime *irinyer, ta nótime ortaner olvantar or karerya yalle ménes amna. Ilya lusse, yasse patanes, karampes imsenna lindion andave siryala kelussenen.
adv. ‘at the same time, at once, immediately’
‘self, same’ +
adj. ‘any, any kind’ from
‘what sort, what kind’ (PE22) using +
‘any’ , cf.
v. ‘quiver, shudder’ from GIR cf. N
n. ‘stride’ verbal noun from
Sep 19, 2016 (23:41)
For 'asleep' I think I'd use
According to PE 22:155
is a noun ('ignorance'), while
are adjectives ('ignorant'). So perhaps rather
Sep 20, 2016 (09:12)
both good observations, thanks! Laista certainly needs to be replaced.
is not incorrect I feel, merely a different solution.
Sep 20, 2016 (17:33)
I'm unsure how to interpret
. Is it an infinitive with prefixed
? If so, I'd expect
(continuous stem used as an infinitive). As for the prefix
, it seems to be restricted to transitive infinitives with objects (per the glossarial commentary to The Last Ark).
Sep 21, 2016 (08:54)
analyzing the structure of the sentence indeed as 'seemed' and 'asleep' both belong to 'the trees',
is not a good choice.