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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."
In Cein: "Ies nul nen nuliestil" Interlinear: ies nul nen nuliestil begin:PRS knowledge with curiosity 'Wisdom begins with curiosity.' Comments: 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 lore.' 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_. ||| daniel <> Mad llamgalf! <> <> <> Ond llam! <> <>