Question on making names Apr 24, 2020 4:14:16 GMT
Post by bmoriginally on Apr 24, 2020 4:14:16 GMT
I've been poking around here for ages, but didn't realize there was forum until today....
I haven't been actively trying to learn Sindarin, but over the years, I've often consulted the lesson plans in the process of making character names, and in my efforts to be as correct as I can, I've spent some time in the lesson plans.
The Council of Elrond website had a name list once upon a time, but I'm not sure how up to date it is or even if the names it created were correct.
Anyway, lately, I've been trying to translate the name "Bennett" into Sindarin. The name comes from the name Benedict, which means "blessed".
I have the 2nd edition dictionary, but see that there's apparently a 4th edition now? The 2nd addition listed "galu" as a noun meaning "blessings, blessedness, good fortune." The council of Elrond used this word to translate that name, listing the translation as Galuon or Galuion. But I don't feel that this would be correct, as to me, "blessed" would be an adjective describing the person bearing the name, something liked "blessed man" or "blessed one". There just seems to be a difference to me between a name meaning "blessings" and a name meaning "blessed".
The only other word related to bless that I could find in the dictionary was the verb Alia-, which I see in the 4th edition dictionary is now Elia-? If I'm understanding the lessons correctly, the present participle would be used as an adjective, so "blessing" would be eliol since elia- is an A stem verb, right? But how do I use the past tense as an adjective to get to the adjective blessed? Forgive me if I'm misusing the grammatical term; it has been a very, very long time since high school grammar classes for me!