2778Re: [elfscript] December 16th Movie Trilogy (Help!)
- Oct 14, 2003
> The Trilogy: I saw it firstHm, please don't hyper-lenit the pronoun _ha_ "it", already lenited since
> _i Neled:tirnen cha erui_ "The Three: I saw it first"
it is derived from a root in S-.
Moreover, Movie Sindarin (which is probably the most relevant language
here) uses *_han_ when "it" appears as object. It occurs already in
Galadriel's whisperings at the very beginning of Fellowship, e.g. _HAN
noston ne 'wilith_ "I smell IT in the air".
_Minui_ is probably a better word for _erui_ here (though Movie Sindarin in
one place does have _erui_ where _minui_ would probably be better!)
Possibly, "I watched" should be *_tirnin_ rather than *_tirnen_ (and
conceivably there are yet other possibilities...*_idiren_, anyone?)
And then there is the question of whether the word for "three" is to be
_neled(h)_ or _nêl_; the latter turned up in a recent VT (recent as VTs go,
of course). Maybe we can do a better job in Neo-Quenya: _I Nelde: Tirnenyet
Or, since Tolkien used _Neldie_ for "Trinity", maybe it can cover "trilogy"
as well? Etymologically it just refers to something made up of three parts.
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