> Suilaid, mellyn nîn! I have coined a word in Sindarin, and I would
> appreciate the opinion of those of you more versed in the 'noble
> than I. My interests include, as I have mentioned before, tengwar
> calligraphy, and therefore wanted to coin a Sindarin word for
> 'calligraphy'. I constructed a word by analogy of the etymology of the
> word 'calligraphy', from Greek 'kallos' (or actually the feminine
> 'kalle', considering the noun it modifies is feminine) = 'beautiful',
> and 'graphia' (from 'graphein' = 'to write') = 'script, writing'. In
> Noldorin we have a word for 'beautiful, fair': 'bein'. This should
> presumably become 'bain' in mature Sindarin. I took the verb 'teitho'
> 'write' and and turned it into a gerund: 'teithad'. As the second
> element of a compound word, I felt it should be lenited. The result:
> baindeithad. Does this sound acceptable, or does anyone have a better
> suggestion? Cuio mae! Danny Andriës.
I'm not sure if lenition should be applied in that case (I'm not sure
as in "I've no idea"!), maybe you should ask in Elfling which I think
would be a better place to coin new words (and later announcing them
here so it's common knowledge, of course). I like the word, though.
PD: Please, don't send those pictures in your signature again, they add
50kb to each email, to those of us who pay for our connection time it
really does matter.