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Re: May you all...

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, February 7, 2002, 7:57
taliesin wrote
>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.
/lint/ Appears in Quenya as _lintë_ "swift (pl)" - singular presumeably *_linta_, tho' not to my knowledge anywhere attested. In this case, my _lamatyáve_ ("sound-taste" as JRRT would've said) agrees more with Tolkien's than with yours - /lint/ does feel like something small and quick to me. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at