So, which is your favorite language of ME? Elvish? Dwarven? Orcish (yeah, right)? Mannish? I like Elvish. It flows beautifully and reminds me of a mixture of certain Celtic languages (which I love: Welsh and Irish) and Old Norse. Hope y'all post!
Nothing really, sorry if you got me wrong. Sindarin simply offers me sounds I haven't heard so much before. And Quenya...it's simply more homey - like Finnish!Originally posted by Pontifex
Hey! What's wrong with Finnish?!
Dúnedain: S. adan pl. edain is an example of a vowel-change plural -- deriving from the "i-affection" of the final syllable in the historic plural adani. First change with *adani for example: anticipatory pronunciation of final vowel produces new diphthong, ie adani > adaini ... (well there's more to that, but ...)Originally posted by Pontifex
It would appear to include a Sindarin collective suffix,-(d)ain; Cf. Dúnedain.