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Grey Havens

Sep 3 2013, 1:35pm

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i as in machine

I also just hated that name, period. Itaril rhyms with drill and shrill. Yes, that annoying.

Itaril is Quenya and attested in The Shibboleth of Feanor for example, becoming Idril in Sindarin form actually, and I'm no linguist but it's possible that Quenya short i is pronounced as in English machine rather than as in drill for instance. Actually, pronouncing i as in machine is much more than 'possible' here according to the pronunciation guide in The Return of the King, but that's a longer tale.

Why wood [pun alert] one of the Would-elves have a Quenya name? I don't know, but it's changed anyway so I'll move on. Actually, according to the filmmakers even Sindarin short i sounds like i as in machine, which I disagree with despite the guide in The Return of the King [as there we have RGEO to clarify in my opinion]. But I digress.

Alright then. Is Lilly's comment about a 'love story' sound or not? I can't read all these posts! Someone who knows -- and was so interested in my subject line as to actually read this annoying, possibly incorrect but yet pedantic post -- sum up the scenario please.


(This post was edited by Elthir on Sep 3 2013, 1:43pm)

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