For quite some time, I-lam Arth was down, and I acutely felt this loss...
Now, thanks to Aaron Shaw, I-lam Arth has been brought back online. But you'll need to update your links and browser bookmarks:
I-lam Arth is now hosted by the Association Tolkiendil (http://www.tolkiendil.com/tolkiendil)
, which is a society dedicated to promote Tolkien's works in France, as you may be aware.
All articles have been proofread again, and we hope you'll enjoy reading them once more! Speaking of which, I would like to thank all the authors who allowed us to republish their articles.
Of course, we do hope people will submit even more essays to I-lam Arth: we would like to have a living website, not just a repository for old articles.
Elendil / Damien
Responsible for the Linguistic section,
--- In email@example.com, "Aaron Shaw" <lemnas@...> wrote:
> Greetings everyone :)
> I would like to announce the publication of a new essay regarding
> the syntax of Sindarin on my website I-Lam Arth. Being a co-author
> of the paper I am very interested in the knowledgeable oppinions of
> the members of this excellent list. To give a brief synopsis of said
> Main Intent
> The general intent was to analyze the syntax of the late Noldorin
> and Sindarin corpus in hope of uncovering hidden, but plausible
> information. We do not attempt to predict any certain forms, nor
> prescribe a grammar. The article is entirely descriptive in nature.
> Some of the topics covered(some briefly):
> ·Syntactic relationships that seem to cause lenition
> ·Abnormal word order and its possible implications for _guren
> bêd enni_
> ·An analysis of basic word orders and their derivatives
> ·Determiners and their consequences syntactically and semantically
> This is only a basic listing, though there is not much else. We do
> not delve into some of the topics as deeply as I would have liked,
> but that will remedid with further articles. This article assumes
> the basic syntactic x-bar structure, though later articles will
> utilize OT theory, Directions towards the Minimalist program, and
> perhaps HDPG.
> I am specifically looking for feedback regarding this article. It
> is my hope that it will spur discussion - good or bad :).
> You can find the article here - http://sindarin.weet.us/syntax.html
> Aaron Shaw