April 2019

Púlima Serke Tuvina Mi Yára Rokko Lemmar

foal

Telda loas *lemmar wine-rokko ya oine koranári tuxainen kanaquain atta yá ner tuvine Siveriasse. I wine-rokko mai *vortaina an effírie *loxosse ya epetai nikune, ar varanye i kelvo mitye astar; epetai enke minaþurindoin *ettuke púlima serkeo míwa limba i rokkollo. Yuhtaila i serke, sí kénai ekuva tien enkuita i rokko (yuhtuvanente silúmea rokko ve kolindo). I métima *tenesta ná enkuitien i *mammot...


Liquid Blood Found In Remains of Ancient Horse

Doing Quenya Phonetic Research

I already posted this on the Discord forums, but it occurred to me that not everyone on this site is also on Discord so I ought to say something here as well.

I fully intend to write a series on Quenya phonetic developments similar to what I did on Sindarin. However, I’ve got a lot of basic research to do first before I can post anything. My Quenya phonetic notes are a mess and I need to clean them up and properly model the sound changes before I can discuss them in detail.

Version 0.7.2 of Eldamo

I've released v.0.7.2 of Eldamo.

https://eldamo.org

This release finishes up my analysis of Sindarin phonetics. I'm moving on to Quenya phonetics next. Downloads are here:

https://github.com/pfstrack/eldamo/releases

For those of you that don’t know Eldamo is a lexicon of Elvish words, extensively cross referenced. I’m publicizing the updated in several difference places now that G+ is dead.

Dream

Anatoly Liberman posted this very interesting article on the etymology of the English word dream, and it got me thinking whether Tolkien was aware of the ambiguity behind the etymology (in Old English, the word seems more associated with "joy, noise, life" than "dream", it's worth reading the entire two-part article) and made the roots OLOS and GALAS similar on purpose. I am probably seeing stuff into things here, but I wouldn't put anything past Tolkien :)

Sindarin Phonetic Development (Part 107)

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S. short vowels generally lengthened in monosyllables; [C*V̆C] > [C*V̄C]

NOTE: The examples in this entry were fairly comprehensive when it was written (April 2019) but new examples may have been published since then. For brevity, this entry does not provide references for every word, but it does link each to the appropriate word in Eldamo.