Comments by Tamas Ferencz
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Help Checking Name Translation
It is, but traditionally the elements would be separated from each other by a hyphen: Lŷg-en-Amar
Gloss “ostimë” by Ardalambion (Helge Fauskanger)
I think you've got things a bit backwards. It's not that a d is being added to mar to become mard-: it's the other way round, the original Primitive Elvish form of the word contained the -rt- (see eldamo.org), but in Quenya in the nominal form it simplified and the -t disappeared from the end; but it reappears in the inflected forms. So that's not ostime.
Ostime, as Helge says, occurs within the stem, and it most probably occurred at an early stage (Primitive Quendian, Common Eldarin). One example could be the root AM "upwards" in which the m gets strengthened to mb to yield the adverb amba "upwards" in Quenya.
Quenya subject-tautologies; possible or necessary?
Tolkien was only human - he made mistakes. And he worked on his languages for close to six decades, so he did not always remember. Sentences like esse úpa nas are best treated as anomalies, a slip of the pen. The overwhelming majority of attested examples indicate that indeed as you say the subject is either present in the sentence as an independent noun or pronoun, or a pronominal suffix, but not both.
Gloss “carrëa” by Eldamo Import
According to dictionaries the main meaning now is in heraldry, but Tolkien probably used it in its original sense. From m-w.com:
Definition of tressure
1 : a narrow orle usually enriched with fleurs-de-lis
2 : an inner encircling ornamentation on a coin or medal bordering the device The plack … had as obverse a crowned shield in a tressure of arches … — Coins, 1975
History and Etymology for tressure
Middle English tressour, from tressour, tressure band for the hair, headdress, from Middle French tresseor, tressure, from tresser to tress + -or, -ure
Gloss “ve” by Eldamo Import
I am not entirely sure that that vē̆- was meant to be a prefix, words like véla and vea suggest that they may be more like a stem/root.
Yes, the two are homonyms, which may or may not be a problem. One can either rely on context to separate the two from each other, or generally not use the 'desire' meaning and shift it to other roots like ID or MER. Or hope that in a future publication we get an unequivocal attestation of a verb meaning "to begin"...
I think yesta- on itself can conceivably be used both transitively and intransitively. For an intransitive use I could imagine an inceptive form like *menu- "start, set out".
Account “Tamas Ferencz”
thank you for your offer. it is very kind, and this is a great website and excellent resource (and I intend to utilise it as much as possible on Aglardh). I believe however that Parf Edhellen and Aglardh (and the Google Plus community which it intends to replace/continue) serve different needs and purposes - they work as complementary. I very much hope there will be a constant interconnection, traffic, and shared membership base between all the current sites/communities dealing with Tolkien's languages (Parf Edhellen, Eldamo, Discord, Realelvish, Aglardh, G+ while it is still there, MeWe etc.)
Account “Tamas Ferencz”
As some of you will know, there is a strong and active community for discussing the languages of Middle Earth on Google Plus which has been going strong for the past six or seven years. Sadly, Google in their eternal wisdom have decided to shut down Google + from August next year, so it is necessary to find a new place where the community can continue the conversation. So I have decide to revive my old community website Aglardh which is now up and running and can receive registrations and posts. Everyone who wants to be part of the community is welcome to join and contribute.