Hi. I'm back. So, beginning lesson 10, I noticed that you said Nasal Mutation would be used in Doriathrin Sindarin, before the third age. So when speaking Sindarin, would you only use Soft Mutation? Or is there an important difference between Modern Sindarin and older Sindarin? If so, which is normally spoken and which should I speak? Thanks
Post by Nasal Muntation (again) on Jun 30, 2015 15:30:19 GMT
Okay, so looking again and actually doing the lesson, which I realise I probably should have done first before asking you... oops... you use Nasal Mutation for pluralised words right? Okay, so you would only use Nasal mutation for plurals, and using it for dan and an would be considered Doriathin Sindarin? And would people usually speak Modern Sindarin, and only use Doriathin Sindarin for older translations?
Nasal mutation is for plurals when they follow the word 'the' yes. If you're just saying 'woman' then it wouldn't have any mutation, but 'the women' applies nasal mutation to 'women' like so:
Bess = Woman Biss = Women (plural mutation) I vess = The woman (soft mutation) I miss = The women (nasal + plural)
Doriathrin Sindarin is for people who roleplay Elves from the First Age (a more archaic style of speech), or want to write/translate anything that is meant to have been written in earlier times. Anything else should normally be modern Third Age Sindarin.