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Re: May you all...

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Thursday, February 7, 2002, 16:45
Yes, I think the sound you're thinking of is "lint-". I believe JRRT later
made it signify "sing, music" whence Lindar, Ainulindale and so on. I am a
very strong adherent of sound symbolism for my conlangs (kin=small,
kinti=tiny, bel=white (for some reason, BvL, where B=labial and L=liquid,
"look" off-white to me. That's the only way I can describe it.), and many
other examples.)
> IIRC JRRT associated a particular sound-shape (needs a better word for > this) with the meaning 'fast, quick' quite early, and it followed him > through various languages. Naturally, I can't remember what shape it > was, but it isn't what *I* associate with fast, quick; yet another > proof that your art is my trash and vice versa. > > > t.


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>