So I've recently started learning Sindarin on this website with a friend and I have a few questions... in fact I'm not even sure this is the right way to ask one but here goes... First of all: What would be the Sindarin form of Hannah? I looked it up and it means grace or favour. I tried to look up what those meant but none of the sites agreed and I trust this one more anyway. So if you could tell me what either of those are that would be great Second of all: My friend I am learning Sindarin with's name is Emma, and as far as I can tell that means hard working (although if you have another suggestion I would love to go with that), and I was wondering if you could translate that as well. LASTLY of all (I'm sure you're getting tired of these by now): I. I'm confused about I. I know when it begins a word, it's pronounced y, but what about when it stands alone? Is it just "yeh", or "yuh"? And im (like Im Hannah eston), would that be pronounced yim? And i' ell nin? I'm sorry to bother you, these are probably really dumb questions, and I'm probably not even doing this right, so if you see this somewhere weird, ah well. But yeah. Galu!
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First of all, the pronunciation of 'i' = the. This is the vowel, so pronounce it like the 'i' in 'sick'. It's only the 'y' sound if it starts a word, when it's on its own like this it's just the vowel sound.
I have a reconstruction for 'grace', which is Bless but it's a wee bit iffy. 'Favour' though generally means 'kindness' which in Sindarin is Milui. Using Bless = Grace - Blessil = Woman of grace (female ending) Blessel = Woman of grace (female ending) Blesseth = Woman of grace (female ending) Blesswen = Maiden of grace Blessien = Daughter of grace
or if we use Milui - Miluieth = Woman of kindness Miluiwen = Maiden of kindness (The other endings don't work well if the word ends in a vowel, so I left those).
The original meaning of Emma is 'whole' or 'universal'. In Sindarin that'd be Pant = Full - Pannil Pannel Panneth Pannwen Pannien
Len hannon soooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've decided to go with Miluieth, and your meaning for Emma makes so much more sense than mine, so I've texted my friend and told her! (she's on vacation right now, and hasn't texted me back about what ending she wanted for Pann, but I'll let you know what we figure out!) And thanks for clearing up I. Just one more question though. When you would say I am called Miluieth, it would be Im Miluieth eston, right? So would you pronounce im 'yim'? Because it does begin a word, and it's not standing alone, but there isn't anything in between the 'i' and the 'm' so I'm a bit confuzzled Anyway THANKS SO MUCH AGAIN. Novaer, Xandarien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just one more question though. When you would say I am called Miluieth, it would be Im Miluieth eston, right? So would you pronounce im 'yim'? Because it does begin a word, and it's not standing alone, but there isn't anything in between the 'i' and the 'm' so I'm a bit confuzzled Anyway THANKS SO MUCH AGAIN. Novaer, Xandarien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yip you could either say Im Miluieth eston = I am called Miluieth or I eneth nîn Miluieth = My name is Miluieth.
No, 'im' would still pronounce the 'i' as the short vowel, so it would rhyme with 'whim' or 'dim'. Sorry for the confusion! (The word's too short for the 'y' sound).