- Well, Taliska, by name, testimony and few samples is slightly (or
heavily?) Gothic based. In WJ:238, 270, 309 we find _hal_ "head,
chief", _halbar_ "chieftain", _hal(a)_ "watch, guard",
_halad_ "warden", _haldad_ "watchdog" and _bor_ "stone". In the
Silmarillion, chp. 17, it is said that Beor's people (the speakers
of Taliska) called him _Nóm_, "wisdom" and his people _Nómin_, "the
wise". Helge concludes this might be the plural ending seen in
various tongues of various stages by Tolkien, like Doriathrin,
Ilkorin, Gnomish (btw, in Hebrew is beautifully called _Lilanith_
which actually resembles the language itself!) and Rohirric (Helge
mentioned only Dor. and Rohirric). However, this seems to be a
simple adjectival ending by gloss and context. People are not
called "wisdoms", yet "wise" can be used as a noun.
Happy Israeli Independance Day!
"falmarendur" <falmarendur@y...> wrote:
> And is it possible, if copyright permits it, to know how it looks
> like, any word or phrase?