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Sep 11 2012, 4:24pm

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I took on this lil project of a fan fiction wherein Common speech, Rohan etc have not been translated. This of course leaves us with Frodo being Maura, Sam being Ben, Merry being Kali and Pippin being Razar, the Adûni equivalent of Strider having gone past my character’s ears (because we don’t know the Adûni equivalent at all), and some ginormous trouble with rohirrim names. Because they are all translated. We only know that Théoden’s name is actually Tûrac, and Éowyn and Éomer’s names include either »lô» or »loh», ‘horse’.

Since Éowyn will be an important-ish character, I wanted to try to translate Éowyn’s name based on whatever info I can find. I happened to notice a similarity between the Adûni, Noldorin and Sindarin words for ‘joy’; »kali», »gyel» and »gell», respectively, and since older Adûnaic had no short E, I thought »gal» would make sense, if the word was borrowed from Sindarin or Noldorin.

Then there’s Adûnaic »aphan», ‘bliss’, which is also something I guess could be considered. Thus I have




However, it is very well possible that kali was borrowed into Adûni much after the separation of Adûnaic and the language of Rohan, in which case Rohan would not have it, and then I guess Lôphan would make more sense.

In no way am I a linguist and for a linguist this all would probably seem like utter nonsense, so like… If you know more than I do, share your knowledge. ;) Suggestions ideas whatever super-welcome!

(This post was edited by Altaira on Sep 11 2012, 5:03pm)

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Rohan names ninkakuul Send a private message to ninkakuul Sep 11 2012, 4:24pm
    I am sorry Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Sep 12 2012, 12:25pm
    Why joy or bliss? mandel Send a private message to mandel Sep 12 2012, 3:24pm
        I would say it's... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Sep 12 2012, 6:07pm
            ... ninkakuul Send a private message to ninkakuul Sep 12 2012, 6:58pm
                derp ninkakuul Send a private message to ninkakuul Oct 5 2012, 11:54am
    I haven't got a clue! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 12 2012, 4:39pm


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