Re: [elfling] Please help (S) "May it be"
- Teithant falkenfan:
>"Nae" means "may it be" ? I read this a while ago,wasn't
>but I thought the source
>reliable enough.The attested example of the S imperative of 'be' by Tolkien is _no_,
found in his partial S translation of the Lord's Prayer: _no aer i eneth
lín_ ('hallowed be Thy name'). AFAIK, the only meaning of _nae_
attested by Tolkien is 'alas' (found in the Etymologies under the PE
root NAY-, 'lament').
Cuio mae, Danny.