All my troubles seemed so far away

All my troubles seemed so far away

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Remember that thing that noa in Quenya meant "yesterday" at some point and then "tomorrow" at another? I have just read on Anatoly Liberman's excellent blog that the same thing was true for "yesterday" in Germanic, and it made me think whether Tolkien did have this at the back of his mind (he was a Germanic scholar after all, including Gothic) and is noa some kind of an insider joke or just a sheer coincidence?

I guess we will never find out, but Tolkien is still capable of eliciting aha-moments like this from me and it's just fascinating.

https://blog.oup.com/2021/03/the-future-is-in-the-past/