I haven't even slightly made this, but here's something fun I ran into on Tumblr a while back: The Anglish Moot. It's basically a wiki for people who are trying to write in English uninfluenced by other languages, and I feel as though it might be useful for coming up with terms that didn't exist in Middle-earth back in the day.
A few examples:
"History" The eretide is everything that has happened in times foregone, as well as why it happened. It is the tale of the world, and all the folk in it and their deeds. As a field of knowhood, the eretide is learnt for what it can tell us anent today: how the world we live in was shaped by things foregone.
"Orchestra" A Waresongband, or swaygathering, is a great band of gleemen playing on all kinds of songwares. Waresongbands come in manifold spans and ilks, and many well-known song-smiths, among them Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, have written their mightiest works for Waresongbands.
"Canada" Canada is a land in North Nightland, and the world's next widest after Russland. It spans from the Atlantish Fivelway in the east to the Frithful Highsea in the west, and to the Arctic sea in the north. It is hemmed by the B.F.A. in the south and Alaska to the north-west.
There are also wordlists to help you find equivalents to words ranging from "car" (wain) to "deodorant" (reekkiller). For those of you who are keeping Sindarin diaries, or are planning to, this might not be a bad site to keep in mind.
Last Edit: Nov 6, 2017 0:54:31 GMT by Vyc: STOP EATING MY POST, FORUM.
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