I present to you all, a little Sindarin Phrase Book! This is the first iteration, once it's had a little more added to it I'm going to sell it on Kindle (I will maintain a free version here for my lovely students).
In Problems, The door will not open >>> I fen ú-edra The door will not close >>> I fen ú-cholo
I am confused! ú-edra looks like 3rd person singular present tense. ú-cholo looks like an imperative to me. Do both sentences like these in English imply the time as present tense instead of future tense?
In Intimate, How would you say "to hug"? Is it possible to add a sentence like "Hug me"?
In On Tour, A word seems to be missing for "What time will we go?" <<< the first sentence
Is it a good idea to add a section for pets, with a list of animal names in Sindarin?
I fen ú-cholo should be I fen ú-chôl = the door does not close - I'll edit that. Yes, they're both present tense.
There aren't any words for hug or embrace unfortunately... Though perhaps Raitha- to reach for. In Goldogrin there was a verb for 'to embrace' and it comes from the same root as Raitha- meaning 'Stretch forward'.
I'll check that sentence you mention - yes, 'Na van' had been deleted accidentally. Cheers!
Wow, Xanderien, I am continually impressed the more I dive into the work you, and everybody has put into making this a real wealth of knowledge. The phrasebook is going to be a life saver for me, too! I do professional improv comedy, and have been hoping for some time to do various works in Sindarin. In fact, my theatre does a show once a year where we have a group of international performers who come together and we all speak in our native tongue. I'm sure I can fudge the rule and make Sindarin my native tongue eventually Once again, gin hannon!
Amy: Hello! I am confused about the verb nautha-. In lesson 17 the dialog at the start has “nauthog” for “you think”, then “semin” for “I think”. Is nautha- one of the irregular verbs? I can’t find anything else it in the lessons or dictionary. Thank you!
Jul 12, 2020 2:56:39 GMT
Xandarien: Suilad! There have been two verbs used for 'to think', I apologise for the confusion. There's Nautha- 'to conceive an idea, think' and Sam- 'to think. Sam- should have been removed everywhere as it was a reconstruction that we don't need. I'll change that.
Jul 13, 2020 8:47:43 GMT
Amy: Thank you! I really enjoy the lessons. Len hannon!
Jul 14, 2020 2:16:08 GMT