Re: May you all...
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 7, 2002, 22:22|
En réponse à Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>:
> Yes, I think the sound you're thinking of is "lint-". I believe JRRT
> made it signify "sing, music" whence Lindar, Ainulindale and so on.
No, those come from the root LIND- (he he, I'm currently reading
Ardalambion :)) ) which seems to have the general meaning "tune". It's a
different root from LINT-, which means "swift, quick". Funny enough, the root
LINT- dates back from Nevbosh, the very first language Tolkien develop (with
other children, though out of modesty he always said he had been just helping
design the form the words would take) when he was not even 10, where it
meant "swift, quick, smart, clever". Tolkien had quite strong associations :)) .
> very strong adherent of sound symbolism for my conlangs (kin=small,
> kinti=tiny, bel=white (for some reason, BvL, where B=labial and
> "look" off-white to me. That's the only way I can describe it.)
He he, French "blanc" nearly fits the paradigm :)) . Strangely enough, I don't
feel I have any sound symbolism in my conlangs. The only conlangs that I have
where you can find sounding alike words with alike meanings are Reman and
Narbonósc, but that's due to the fact that both are Romance conlangs :)) . Each
of my conlangs has a very definite sound, unlike all the others. I'll check my
(small :(( ) lexicons, but I doubt finding any correspondances, more than
simple chance would allow.
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