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Re: Names of the languages in -rin

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  • Roman Rausch
    We have also a direct attestation on this matter in the GL: _glin_ sound, voice, utterance, cp. suffix _-glin_, _-grin_, _-drin_, in names of languages
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      We have also a direct attestation on this matter in the GL:

      _glin_ 'sound, voice, utterance, cp. suffix _-glin_, _-grin_, _-drin_,
      in names of languages' (PE11:39). The second suffix is clearly part of
      _Goldo-grin_ *'Noldo-language' itself.

      The word _glin_ and also _gling_ 'music', _glingrin_ 'musical', _lin-_
      'sound (intr.)', _lintha-_ 'sound (tr.), strike or ring bell, etc;
      play an instrument' (PE11:39,54) can be related to LIRI 'sing' or LINI
      (PE12:54); later LIN-, GLIN- 'sing', LIR- 'sing, trill' (V:359,369) in
      the 'Etymologies'.

      But the suffixes _-grin_ and _-drin_ seem to be formed from a parallel
      root *RIN(I) (or modified LIN(I)?), for which I have found no further
      mention. Compare Q. _rinko_ 'disc, circle, orb' (PE12:80), where
      Goldogrin has _drinn_ '+ ring, disc' (PE11:30) or Q. _riqi-_ 'wrench,
      twist' and G. _grinn_ 'ankle, wrist' (PE11:42).

      Therefore I think it is likely that the suffixes _-rin_ and _-lin_ (in
      _Inwelin_) of the Qenya language names are just the cognates of G.
      _-grin_, _-drin_, _-glin_ without the modification with _g_ or _d_; at
      least at the time of the Lexicons.

      Roman Rausch
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