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301Re: Go on with Taliska ;)

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  • Beregond. Anders Stenström
    May 5, 2004
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      Bill Welden wrote:

      > _skirdi-_ . . . could be easily derived from
      > the IE root *_sker_ "cut" seen in Germanic words such as
      > _shear_, _score_ and _shard_. This same root provided the
      > primary Latin word for "write": _scribere_.
      > I cannot do so well with _-taila_, but perhaps it is related to
      > Germanic _talja_ 're(count)' and _skirditaila_ means 'tally of runes'.

      This analysis agrees with Christopher Tolkien's comment on
      the word, except that he thinks _-taila_ = 'count' is obvious, and
      _skirdi_ = 'cut' less certain.


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