--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, Carl F. Hostetter <Aelfwine@e...>
> On Apr 4, 2004, at 11:01 AM, morwen_eledhwen@m... wrote:
> > I was wondering, how would it be said in Sindarin?
> No one knows how it _would_ be said in Sindarin. At best, people
> give their ideas about how it _might_ be said, based on such known
> elements and patterns that can plausibly be brought to bear. For
> example, one might propose:
> *_Le melon_
> using the attested Sindarin pronoun _le_ 'thee', the attested
> verb-stem _mel-_ 'love', the attested 1st sg. ending _-on_ 'I', and
> attested syntax _le linnon_ (though even this is problematic, as
> may be a specifically dative form, unsuitable as the object of _mel-
> But there is no guarantee at all that this is how Tolkien would
> chosen to translate the phrase.
> Please be aware that 99.44% of the time that anyone, even the
> "experts", says "This is how you say X in Sindarin", it is in fact
> exactly this sort of speculation, not at all certain (and very
> not even very plausible). In fact, unless someone provides a page
> citation for any claimed form or phrase, you can be all but certain
> that it is unattested and pure speculation.
> Carl Hostetter
I forwarded my answer to this post to Elfling-d since this is not
about the script anymore if anyone would be interested. :)