Comments by Ciryaquendil
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Neologism for "to forget"?
Thank you so much Elaran. I'm aware that rigourousness must always be present in regards to "emulating" or thinking on what Tolkien himself could have come up with when trying to use tricky terms. I'll use lec- then. I wish I could be such an expert on Tolkien's languages, or even conlanging in general, as you and other members of this community are, it would probably take me aeons to acquaint such an amount of information and attention to details though. Thank you very much :).
Neologism for "to forget"?
It's been some time since I first noticed Quenya didn't include a gloss for "to forget" among its vocabulary, so that I came up with another option and would like whether is it valid or not for personal use. Ollum-, primitive verb.
Explanation; basically rendering lum- as a verb having to do with time and the adding the or- preffix to denote surpassing or excessment, which I once saw used on this site for such meaning in ortimno "guardian". Much like the distinction between the bare verb "run" and the compound "outrun" in English. Something like "(to be) overtimed/outrun by time" might be taken from this expression as the form ollumina.
I don't really think this to be the best option out there though. Perhaps an expression like "My heart no longer keeps it" or "My mind has left it" could better fit the purpose for this gloss. Perhaps Tolkien himself intentionously obviated an strict word for "to forget" in favour of a fancier dict for us to discover decades after him. Edit: I already knew from laisa-, my bad.
And lastly, this might have been previously said here, but Christopher Tolkien passed away on 15th January and left most of us with an extraordinary legacy of his father's work, which we all should be thankful for. May he find rest and peace in Mandos, or perhaps, beyond our known world. R.I.P. Christopher Tolkien.
Profile editing help.
Thank you for your answer. I would be really greatful if you could delete my avatar. Also thanks for checking those features Parf Edhellen may lack to add them, even if they're as trite as this one.
Yours faithfully, Maiwendil
Profile editing help.
I know this may seem way a trite question, but I don't know how to remove a profile avatar picture that I didn't want to submit, and I'm finding no way to remove it from there. Someone help please?
I Atan Quenyo - Youtube Quenya Course.
It has been nearly two months since I found a Youtube channel called I Atan Quenyo, which was created in early April this year and has got a video introducting his Quenya course, and I have to say; if what it's told in the introduction is true, this Youtube Quenya course would be very succesful (apart from being the only Youtube channel exclusively dedicated to Quenya), or at least merely accurate. Although, from 11th April onwards he hasn't published any video, nor lessons, nothing. And I think the reason for it is the fact that he has only 10 subscribers (among which I'm included). And it's a pity; it would be a GREAT deal if a Youtube channel could make a Quenya course with full grammar and vocabulary lessons. I myself don't need neither Youtube channels or things of sort to expand my vocabulary, but it would be incredible if people could take Quenya lessons on Youtube. So, I personally recommend all Quenya enthusiasts, and even novices to the matter checking the channel out and subscribing. m.youtube.com Thanks.
Quenya translation help
The translation you need into Quenya might be expressed thus:
Á lavë nin tyarë fírimar tatalla artëastalya. Or:
Ánin lavë tyarë fírimar tatalla artëastalya.
Or in case you want a passive infinitive in the last clause:
Á lavë nin tyarë artëastalya atatalla fírimainen.
They three equally match the translation you need (although maybe other better terms could be used for ëasta (being, essence) and the preffix art(a)- (noble, lofty, high), or even for the verb tyar- (to cause)). The first sentence you typed is not correct; the only thing that could be considered correct there is tatalla as you wrote it. Regarding such matter, I recommend you to check en.m.wikibooks.org and middangeard.org.uk for grammar and keep using this website for most vocabulary, or also eldamo.org regarding vocabulary, all of them good webpages for online Quenya learning. Although, try not to use only and exclusively these websites, of course none of them is the one Elvish website to rule them all! The more resources, the better.
Also, you can turn words into italics by writing your text between one astherisk at the beginning and at the end, and with two astherisks on each side to turn them bold. While writing and article, next to Edit you'll find the Formatting help section, where hopefully you'll be able to solve your doubts.