199Re: Past/perfect in Eldarin
- Aug 9, 2002--- In lambengolmor@y..., "pa2rick" <pwynne@g...> wrote:
> This is not meant as a specific rebuttal or rejoinder to the pointsThat's true, and I didn't understand it as a rebuke, since my comments
> raised in Hans's post -- but it is worth reiterating at the commencement
> of this thread that _Tolkien's_ own grammatical terminology as applied
> to Elvish is the only terminology that truly matters.
were aimed at the terminology used for ENGLISH participles like "seen"
or "killed" on the Ardalambion website.
> Studying his use of terms such as "past participle", "past tense",I'm looking forward to read _Quendi and Eldar_, finally. I've ordered
> "perfect tense" etc. undoubtedly has much to teach us.
both WJ and SD through Amazon.
I plan to post a few more thoughts about Elvish participles only after
that: I don't trust the information I found at Ardalambion. Most forms
are just reconstructed (and the really attested forms are not marked,
let alone given references), so I have to check the original sources,
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