299Re: Go on with Taliska ;)
- May 4 12:57 PMMind-bogglingly interesting! I never knew of this example (and it's
not in Lisa or Helge's lists). The word _skirditaila_ which most
probably means "of Pengolodh" teaches us quite a few things:
1) We already knew Taliska had medial _ld_ (see _haldad "watchdog"),
now we know it has _rd_. Also it has _sk_ so this word is
apparently -not- Quenya (or even Qenya to our knowledge).
2) Taliska apparently has inflected cases (this word presenting a
3) The element _skird(i)_ might mean "elf" (as the Q. version of
_pengolodh_ is _qendingoldo_, or it might mean "noldo" (_golodh_ and
_-ngoldo_ in Pengolodh and Quendingoldo)
4) The element _tail(a)_ might mean "noldo" or "elf", sea 3)
The final -a may also indicate the genitive case.
Can anyone give a better analysis using the sources? Carl? Patrick?
Though I'm certainly not a lawyer and have not studied the matter,
to my knowledge analysing this word using other sources (i.e. the
Taliska materials), even unpublished, is well within the grounds of
fair-use. However, it doesn't seem long before Taliska (and god help
me: Hvendi!) is published (in the very promising current rate of
publications by the Elfconners).
a very excited John.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "falmarendur" <falmarendur@y...>
> Last night I was reading 'The Treason of Isengard', and I readabout
> one alphabet: Pengolodh's. The name of this alphabet in Taliskanis
> _Skirditaila_. So, can we assume that Taliska was written withthis
> sistem? And is this sistem referred to the runes or to the Gothic-
> based alphabet?
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