A phrase had recently popped back into my mind. "You did well, a paladin does Good." And I was wondering if sindarin has a similar distinction for the nouns/adjectives of the alignment Good (or any of the other D&D alignments for that matter, not at home so can't easily look it up). I remember 'maer' being good and well but that seems like the good job kind of good as opposed to Good. I think I remember there being a word for evil, would you just negate that to make Good?
Hope that wasn't too confusing, wanted to post this before I forgot again so I'm doing it on my phone instead if waiting until tonight when I have my computer.
Maer does indeed mean 'good, useful, fair (of things)' so you're right you wouldn't use that for Good the alignment. While you could negate one of the words for 'evil, wicked' I think the real answer would be Bain = Beautiful because its secondary nuances are 'unmarred, good, wholesome, favourable'. It's not the same meaning as the English 'beautiful'.
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
Xandarien: Please note I am currently on holiday and will respond to messages next week 😃
Aug 7, 2020 11:41:18 GMT