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Re: May you all...

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 6, 2002, 16:51
* Michael Poxon said on 2002-02-06 16:47:06 +0100
> Siella (forever) is a word I quite unashamedly borrowed from Finnish,
Whoa! Taruven for 'always' is {sella}! No, it isn't borrowed because I didn't know about siella... Hmm... {syella} would be 'much snow, quite snowy'...
> I figure if Tolkien could lift 'tul-' and 'tie' ('to come' and 'road' > respectively) I might be permitted this small amount of shoplifting.
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.


William Annis <annis@...>
Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>