wisdom begins in wonder
|From:||daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 16, 2001, 15:35|
Shreyas Sampat wrote:
> I was struck by the motto in David Bell's sig just now,
> "Wisdom begins in wonder."
"Ies nul nen nuliestil"
ies nul nen nuliestil
begin:PRS knowledge with curiosity
'Wisdom begins with curiosity.'
ies - 'begin', must not be confused with _iest_ 'want, wish'
which is a noun and a borrowing from Sindarin. The modal
verb is _self_ 'to want', derived from Quenya _selma_.
nul - 'wisdom' is the wisdom you gain from knowledge and long
study, which seemed more appropriate here. _Nowl_ is also
best translated 'wisdom' but is rather 'wisdom of secret
nen - is originally an instrumental preposition, but can also
be used for comitative constructions.
nuliestil - 'curiosity' is formed of _nul_ 'knowledge', _iest_
'want' and the present participle _-il_ and means
literally 'knowledge-wanting'. The corresponding
adjective 'curious' is _nulieist_.
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