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  • Hello, > Hm. I thought the stress in _Mondósaresse_ would lie on the _e_ > preceding the double consonant _ss_ (according to the > pronunciation rules as for example given in the Appendices of >_LotR_, although the example given there involves double _n_)? This is the realm of guesswork: the rule, as given, does imply that we could have _s_/_r_ alternations in the paradigm...
    Pavel Iosad Nov 6, 2006
  • Hello, David Kiltz wrote, on the subject of assuming an indirect patientive object for 'name', 'feed' and sundry: >(1) Doing so would, IMHO, be the same as to argue that >'to feed' takes an indirect object (dative) because >it can be paraphrased as 'give food (to sb.) or 'to >ask' as it may be paraphrased as 'to put a question to >sb.' etc.. I think you get the point. Well, in real...
    Pavel Iosad Jun 15, 2004
  • Hello, Dider Willis wrote: >Under the stem GALÁN "bright", we find N. _glan_ "clear" >(first glossed as "daylight"). > >This could perhaps be linked to _Curunír 'Lân_, an >Elvish (sur)name for Saruman the White (UT:390). People >had long deduced that _'lân_ could be a mutated adjective *_glân_, Which is not at all surprising, given its outstanding similarity with the Welsh...
    Pavel Iosad Jun 14, 2004
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  • Hello, In an exhaustive study published in _Tengwestie_, the online journal of the ELF (http://www.elvish.org/Tengwestie/articles/Hostetter/noldpat.phtml), Carl F. Hostetter has set forth a carefully constructed classification of Noldorin verbs in _The Etymologies_ with regard to how they form their past tenses. This classification is in theory orthogonal to the criterion proposed...
    Pavel Iosad Jan 22, 2004
  • Hello, Andreas Johansson wrote: > In regard to the "'controversy'" whether Sindarin verbs with no person > marker present should better be called "3rd.sg." forms or "personless" > forms, I'd like to question the relevance of both terms. [...] So would I. This is indeed a question of terminology. Personally, I'd vote for 'unmarked' or '{un|under}specified'. It would mean that an...
    Pavel Iosad Nov 2, 2003
  • Hello, Petri Tikka wrote (on the subject of Qenya words similar to Finnish): > > _kantl_ 'a large harp', _kantele_ 'harping' (45) | kantele 'harp' And Christopher Gilson supplied the citation: > Kalanluinen kanteloinen 'a fish-bone harp' (40.224) "Dimin. of > _kantelo_ = _kantele_, 'a kind of harp with five strings'." > Kust' on koppa kanteletta? 'Of what is the body of the harp...
    Pavel Iosad Oct 16, 2003
  • Hello, Christopher Gilson wrote an fascinating essay on Kalevala influence in Tolkien's early Qenya. Among other things, he noted the apparent relationship between F. kulta_ and the Qenya words associated with 'gold' > If we allow that the Germanic cognates of English _gold_, especially > Gothic _gulth_, were also part of the original inspiration for the Q. > root KULU, then I...
    Pavel Iosad Sep 13, 2003
  • Hello, Carl F. Hostetter asked: > My question for the group is: are there any Primary-world languages > having an aorist vs. present tense verb-stem distinction that form > participles on the aorist stem, either in addition to or > instead of the present-tense stem? A somewhat similar situation obtains in Russian. Even though Russian does not possess the necessary distinction...
    Pavel Iosad Aug 29, 2003
  • Hello, The Sindarin/Noldorin mutation system is commonly assumed to have arisen in full parallel with the sound changes that had taken place before the Sindarin/Noldorin proper system established itself. Now this assumption rests on the fact that the internal structure of a complex consisting of a noun and a clitic is quite parallel to that of a standalone word. While this is, to...
    Pavel Iosad Jul 4, 2003
  • Hello, Edouard wrote: > But the direct ancestor of Q. _omentie_ could not have had a > long _�, because the next following syllable is long To which Carl replied: > But Tolkien said _normally_ unstressed, not _always_ > unstressed; and indeed we do see long-long syllable > patterns in Quenya [examples follow] To which I hasten to add that Quenya possessed a strong, if lower in...
    Pavel Iosad Mar 20, 2003