Handles

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How would you call handles of objects like pots, mugs, pans etc. in Quenya?

 

I am (of course) inclined to go for the "ear(s)" metaphor as we do in Hungarian and call them hlas/hlari - this seems to be also in line with the idea behind unquilla(r).

 

P.S. there is also tolma, but that looks like specifically a rounded and short knob.

doubt

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Would you say *attindo is a reasonable neologism for "doubt, hesitation"? same indo atta "have doubt, to be in doubt"? nán imbi indu "I am in between two minds/ wills"? For the transitive doubt perhaps simply *atya-? For the noun I'd prefer a compound where indo is first as in inwiste, but I can't find any good attestation for "sway, swing, waver" etc

 

[A cross-post from Discord]

All That Is Gold... Atwe Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:14
I know tons of people and their dog have probably translated this already - but here's an alternative take, with a bit of poetic license here and there trying to preserve some semblance of rhyme and the feel of the original.