Patrick 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."