I would also like to get help naming some items/produce. One of them would in English be "resin of waiting/enduring" which I guess would be something like Darthaduith (dartha- + thuith)? The other one should be called "dream dew", would that be Olthavidh (oltha- + mîdh)?
I need to name one of the major ports situated at the mouth of the largest river in the land (comparable to the Amazon). I was thinking of just "mouth of the great river" (ethir + duin?) or "mouth of the great snake" maybe? (ethir + beleg/daer + lhûg?). "City/seat of the great flow" or something like it could work too (barad/caras/hadhw + beleg/daer + rhib?). I would want to select based on what sounds good and maybe what fits the language tradition best.
There was a place called Ethir Anduin = Mouths of the Anduin, so you could have Ethir Duin = Mouth of the great river. The river names I made for you were Asgarduin and R(h)imduinen so if you were using one of those it would be Ethir Asgarduin/Ethir R(h)imduinen.
Mouth of the great snake Ethir Limlug = Mouth of the sea-serpent Ethir Lhûg Dhaer = Mouth of the great snake (Based on Duin Dhaer). Could also be unmutated Ethir Lhûg Daer on the basis of Lond Daer = Great haven. Ethir Daerlug = Mouth of the great snake (putting lhûg and daer together as a single word)
Ok, now I want to double check what you think of the previous name, Rimduinen as used here was not actually for a river but a sound with massive tidal shifts similar in in strength and speed to the movements of a river but on a larger scale (see circled area in image). Is Rimduinen still a reasonable name or should I change it as it is not actually a river. It is more like if the English channel would have big tidal streams. I will probably use Ethir Daerlug for the new settlement (located where the arrow points in the image).
Honestly I'm not sure whether you could use Duinen for that purpose or not. You'd have to look at the maps of Middle-earth and see if there were any locations that look similar geographically; Tolkien certainly never wrote about 'sounds' at any rate. The word Duinen itself comes from √DUY root. “flow (strongly), flood, drench, inundate", and Nen = Water. So on the face of it I don't see why not, but like I say I'm unsure.
Edit - Wikipedia says "A sound generally connotes a protected anchorage"; now in Sindarin etc. anchorages and harbours are generally a Lond or a Lonnas. So you could change Rimduinen to Lond Rimduinen.
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
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Adanedhell: Where did you collect all the knowledge? I mean the books of Tolkien etc.
Oct 27, 2020 16:47:28 GMT
Xandarien: There are essays and notes published in two journals called Vinyar Tengwar and Parma Eldalamberon, also in bits of The History of Middle-earth, odd words here and there really!
Oct 28, 2020 20:40:53 GMT