New _Tengwestië_ article: "Musings on _Li mlight_" by Helios De Rosario Martínez and Ja vier Lorenzo Merino
- View SourcePatrick Wynne and I are pleased to announce the publication of a new
article in _Tengwestië_, the online journal of the Elvish Linguistic
"Musings on _Limlight_"
by Helios De Rosario Martínez and
Javier Lorenzo Merino
_Limlight_ is the name of a river that marks the northern border of
Rohan, a tributary of the Anduin. We are told by Tolkien that this
name is a Common-Speech or Rohan adaptation of some Elvish - probably
Sindarin - name, but additional information about that original name
is scanty and very inconstant. Nevertheless, some common traces can be
discerned in the various notes that Tolkien wrote about this matter: a
possible semantical connection of the river-name with the brightness
and swiftness of running water, and an attempt of finding an Elvish
name for which an adaptation to the form _Limlight_ was plausible. A
possible relation of this river-name and the name of the river
Skirfare in Yorkshire is also studied.
Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
ho bios brachys, he de techne makre.
Ars longa, vita brevis.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such
a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."
- View SourceCarl F.Hostetter announced:
> "Musings on _Limlight_"It was a pleasure to read this article.
> by Helios De Rosario Martínez and
> Javier Lorenzo Merino
At one point it states:
"_+laith_, does not occur in any other name [than
_Limlaith_], and its meaning is unknown"
There is appended a footnote which concludes
that _-laith_ is not an element in _Lalaith_.
Let me, as a small contribution to the
interesting subject, note that an element _-laith_
seemingly occurs in _Amlaith_, the name of the
first king of Arthedain (see LR App. A).